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Trying to Impress an Employer?

When job searching, one activity you should consider is targeting specific organizations that are of interest to you. Ideally, you have someone who can ‘open the door’ for you. But if you cannot find anyone to give you a referral, you will have to
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Don’t Tell Stories from The Good Old Days

There’s this principle in hiring that “past performance is the best predictor of future performance.” The principle is self-explanatory: If you have performed a certain way in the past, there is a high probability you will perform the same way in the future, assuming
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How to Build a Relationship with a Recruiter

Even if you are happily employed, I see no harm in “keeping your eyes open” for good opportunities that could possibly advance your career. That’s just smart career management. It is also wise to maintain relationships with recruiters in your field who might be
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Poor Time Management During the Interview Can Cost You the Job

Every employer wants to have employees who can prioritize, organize, and plan their work. For example, in job interviews, they will ask questions like, “How do you decide which tasks to do first?” or “How do you manage competing deadlines?” You should always be
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How to Find Out if an Employer is Right for You

Interviews are far from perfect. Think about it. You spend a couple of hours in meetings with the employer, where everyone is on their best behaviour. Then, if you are offered the job, you have another few days to consider it before you must
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Why Am I Not Being Called For Interviews?

Has this happened to you? You apply for a job believing you meet the requirements. Then you wait and wait for that call to schedule an interview. But it never comes. Why weren’t you picked? There might be reasons beyond your control. Maybe there
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How Much Notice Should You Give?

The Labour Standards Code (or equivalent) in every province specifies the minimum notice period you must give your employer should you decide to quit your job. For example, in Nova Scotia, you must give one week’s notice if you have worked with an employer
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Try Writing a Failure Resume

Most of us don’t bother to reflect on our past and how we became the person we are. Or, if we do, we fool ourselves by only focusing on the good parts of the story—not on the failures and setbacks we may have experienced
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Confidence + Humility

Being confident in an interview is good so long as you don’t come across as arrogant. Humility is also good. It’s a positive character trait most people admire. But like too much confidence (arrogance), too much humility can rule you out as a job
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Working For a Younger Boss

We hear a lot about the challenges caused by demographics in the workplace. One that creates a lot of stress is when an older worker must report to a much-younger boss. If you find your self in this situation, rather than getting stressed out
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