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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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Conduct a Post Mortem After Every Interview

One of the best ways to improve your performance in future interviews is to deconstruct how the past interview just went. If you can, you should try to obtain pertinent feedback from the interviewer or recruiter. For example, not long ago, a candidate asked
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The Benefits of Working For A Small Company

I am a big fan of small business and always encourage young people to consider this route when thinking about where they will work. Many people (falsely) believe that a big company will provide lots of job security and offer a great career path.
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When Your Interview Goes Bad

During an interview, you should be on the lookout for signs the interview might be going badly for you. For example: 1. If the interviewer sticks to the script and asks no follow-up questions, it’s possible they have already decided ‘no’ and are just
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How to Prepare For a Second Interview

For many jobs, the employer will want to interview you more than once before making the final hiring decision. The first interview—often conducted by HR—is primarily a screening interview to determine if you meet the minimum requirements of the job. When they have met
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