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How to Communicate Effectively in a Job Interview

How you speak in an interview greatly impacts how interviewers perceive you. Even the most qualified candidates risk not getting the job if they talk in an unprofessional way. Whether you are being interviewed by Zoom or in person, here are a few tips

How to Recover from a Poor Performance Review

A poor performance review can be devastating, especially one that catches you off guard. You may experience various emotions like anger, embarrassment, denial, disappointment, confusion, or shock. You might even be worried that your job is in jeopardy. For sure, your confidence will be

How to Manage Your Time During an Interview

Employers want employees who can organize and plan their work well. In job interviews, they will ask questions like: How do you decide which tasks to do first? How do you manage competing deadlines? Can you tell us about a time when you were

What Can Students Do Now to Prepare for the Future Job Market?

This blog is written primarily for students entering (or returning to) university or college—and for their parents. Your university and college years should be a time to learn, have fun, and make new friends. Regardless of what you study, it’s never too early to

The Seven Habits of Highly Successful Job Seekers

Some people are more successful than others in their job searches. It is not just by chance or because they have better qualifications. It is about how they manage the job search process, even if they’re not actively looking for a job. I’ve had

Can You Leave a Job Off Your Resume?

Here is my thinking … Resumes are essentially marketing documents. Their primary purpose is to present your relevant experience and qualifications to an employer that (hopefully) will get you to the interview. Resumes—first and foremost—must be truthful and should not mislead the reader in

The Best Questions to Ask the Interviewer

Near the end of an interview, the employer will often ask if you have any questions for them. If you say ‘no’ your chances of getting the job offer will decrease. That’s because the employer could conclude you are either not prepared for the

I Won the Lottery

No, I don’t mean Lotto 649. I won the birth lottery. What do I mean by that? It means I was lucky to be born in Canada, a peaceful, free, and democratic country. It means I was lucky to be born white and male,

6 Ways Guaranteed to Impress Your Boss

Let’s face it: most bosses are bad at giving feedback—whether it’s positive or negative feedback. This lack of feedback can be particularly unsettling if you are new to a job and looking for direction. So, how should you perform if you receive no feedback
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