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How to Compete in a Highly Competitive Job Market

No one knows when things will return to “normal” but when they do there will be a lot of people competing for fewer jobs. The question is: How can you stand out? How can you differentiate yourself from other candidates? There are reasons why

Bouncing Back from Job Loss

In the last few months, millions of people found themselves without a job—through no fault of their own. Fortunately, governments have stepped in to offer some financial support. But these measures are only temporary and, in most cases, do not cover lost wages fully.

10 Signs You’re Stuck in a Dead-End Job

Let’s face it. Everybody has good days and bad days at work. Even if you’re in your “dream” job, there will be times when you wonder if you should be doing something else. But how do you distinguish between short-lived restlessness and absolute conviction

The Perfect Job Will Rarely Drop in Your Lap

Most job seekers conduct their search by sitting at home and checking job boards. If they see a posting that interests them, they might apply. More often than not, they receive no response from that employer. I don’t understand why so many people use

Is There Really A Hidden Job Market?

The short answer is: Yes! Simply put, it is all those jobs (or potential jobs) that have yet to be publicized, such as: Jobs that are still in the planning stages; Jobs that will arise due to corporate reorganization or restructuring; Jobs that will

How to Figure Out If A Company Is The Right Fit 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

You’ll Never Find a Job Wearing Pyjamas

When job searching, most people sit at home (sometimes in their pyjamas) and check job boards. If something catches their eye, they might submit an application. Most times, no reply is ever received from that employer. Honestly, I am still puzzled why so many

What Successful Job Seekers Do Well

People often ask me what they’re doing wrong when it comes to finding a job. They worry that their resume is poorly written, their interviewing skills are bad, or their qualifications are dated. But what I’ve learned over the years is that most people

Why Am I Not Being Called In For Interviews?

How many times has this happened to you? You apply for a job with optimism and excitement believing you meet all the requirements. Then you wait and wait for that call to schedule an interview. But it never comes. Why weren’t you picked—even for
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