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Soft skills employers want in the new work world

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the world - and the world of work – indefinitely. The future of business as usual is an uncertainty that carries the only certainty of unavoidable change. As indus...

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How to job search during coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus has had a significant impact on the global economy and job market, and in order to stand out during a job search, new graduates looking to enter the market or workers looking to reasse...

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How to update your resume

As the workforce continues to evolve, and the workplace along with it, a resume's formatting, content expectations and standard practices have shifted.  The COVID-19 pandemic has swiftly changed the w...

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Tips for working from home during COVID-19 outbreak

Working from home during the COVID-19 outbreak involves a combination of technologies, time management, communication and finding the best work/life balance that realistically works for you.   The glo...

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How to prepare for a video interview

One of the benefits of a digital job search is the ability to utilize tech to connect-- anytime, anywhere. And when when apps like Facetime can replace face-to-face time, video interviewing is rapidly...

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VIDEO | Answering analytical questions

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn how to answer analytical questions in your next job interview. Are you working with someone like Andrea to find your next great opportunity?

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Extend your contract with these tips

Once you've beaten the bots and impressed during your in-person interview, it's time to tackle the performance part of employment. Because what you do will definitely come under review. For some indep...

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VIDEO | Setting Google Alerts

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn how setting Google Alerts can help get you ahead in your job search. Are you working with someone like Afshan to find your next great opportunity?

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Old school vs. New school Resumes: What should remain, be removed or replaced 

As the workforce continues to evolve, and the workplace along with it, it only makes sense that the way in which candidates search for  - and apply to - jobs has also seen a shift in employer expectat...

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VIDEO | Knowing your numbers

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn what types of numbers will show impact on your resume. Are you working with someone like Maria to find your next great opportunity?

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Tech talk: Programming languages to know right now

Thanksgiving. It’s a time honored tradition of gratitude.  And when you’re on a job search, there’s a lot to be thankful for when those in-the-know share hiring insights that can help you get a head s...

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How to effectively reach out to a recruiter on LinkedIn

There's something to be said about the art of the professional schmooze. Because if perfected, the professional schmooze will captivate the attention, and then hold the interest. One of the first step...

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How to write a killer resume headline

Your resume is your professional first impression, and just like in-person encounters, you rarely get a second chance at making it count.  And recruiters are counting. Because it only takes them five ...

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VIDEO | Identifying skill sets

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn how to use your skill sets to search for a job you're qualified for.

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Top in-demand tech skills of 2020

The Kardashians have nothing on technology – because keeping up with its rapid advancements is infinitely more interesting if you want to stay ahead in the workforce. According to research from McKins...

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Time management tips: How to juggle your job search over the holidays

The holiday season is known for melting away the winter blues – with people from all over the world using the month of December to re-energize and spend time with family and friends. But what isn’t al...

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VIDEO | Knowing Yourself

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn about the motivating factors that you should consider before applying to a job. Are you working with someone like Hamza to find your next great oppo...

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Competitive advantages of job searching over the holidays

If all you want for Christmas is a contract in the new year, that's a gift you can give yourself this holiday season.

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Resume mistakes that get yours lost in the application black hole

Everyone knows pencils come with erasers because people make mistakes, but resumes aren’t written with pencils. And when recruiters receive an average of 250 resumes per corporate job post, yours can'...

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VIDEO | Getting organized

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday to learn how you can keep organized during your job search. Are you working with someone like Andrea to find your next great opportunity?

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6 Interview mistakes that will kill your candidacy

Treats for tricks are never a guarantee, and tasteless tricks can be downright poisonous—especially when it comes to your job search.

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How to answer the toughest interview questions

When sitting down for a job interview, even the most qualified of candidates can feel the pressure of a hiring manager's questions when sitting in the hot seat. And before you get to ask some of your ...

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VIDEO | Negotiation expectations

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn all about setting negotiation expectations. Are you working with someone like Milos to find your next great opportunity?

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VIDEO | Fidgeting during your interview

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn how fidgeting during your job interview will affect your candidacy. Are you working with someone like Fionne to find your next great opportunity? 

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How to answer the "Why do you want to work here?" question

The interview stage of any job search is probably the most nerve racking of the entire process-- even for the most experienced or qualified of candidates. And although it's true that job interviews ar...

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VIDEO | Boasting about job offers on social media

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday to learn about why you should probably pause before you boast about a job on social media. Are you working with someone like Daria to find your next great opportun...

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Didn't get the gig? Here's what to do!

Regardless of how it's sugar coated, job search rejection has a tendency to leave a lingering taste of defeat. And that isn't conducive to confidence. And when 38 per cent of hiring managers agree to ...

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VIDEO | Your personal brand and your job search

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn how to hone your personal brand during your job search. Are you working with someone like Hamza to find your next great opportunity?

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Here's why you're not hearing back on your job search

Waves of hiring surges have brought fierce competition back to the job market – for employers. Candidates now have the upper hand in choosing how and where they want to work, a stark contrast to the p...

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What to bring to a job interview

Preparation is critical in the approach to employment - yet being prepared doesn't end with conducting pre-interview research or penning informed questions to ask the hiring manager.  After you've app...

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VIDEO | Telephone interviews

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn what to have handy during a telephone interview. Are you working with someone like Afshan to find your next great opportunity?

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How to explain & overcome gaps in your resume

It's a candidate controlled market, and skilled workers can afford to be choosy in deciding how and where they want to work. However, even the most talented of professionals will find it difficult to ...

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VIDEO | Interview fashion for millennials

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn how to dress for success when heading into a job interview! Are you working with someone like Kristina to find your next great opportunity? 

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VIDEO | What's your biggest weakness?

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn how to answer the, "What's your greatest weakness" question. Are you working with someone like Fionne to find your next great opportunity?

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How to SEO your resume like a pro

It can be hard out there for a resume.  Because when yours enters the digital race to reach human hands, it must first beat the bots—which can prove tricky for even the most qualified of candidates if...

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VIDEO | Not burning bridges

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn the importance of not burning bridges if you don't get the gig. Are you working with someone like Milos to find your next great opportunity? 

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How to quantify your value on a resume

Recruiters admit they only need seven seconds to qualify a resume. And when the average corporate job opening attracts around 250 applications, it's imperative to immediately impress. And numbers get ...

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How to dress for a job interview

Thirty three per cent of hiring managers admit to mentally dismissing candidates within the first 90 seconds of meeting them, and their decision isn't dependent on experience or qualifications.  A res...

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VIDEO | Interview timing

Watch this week's Career tip Tuesday video and learn all about how timing can be everything! When arriving to your job interview, here's when you should plan on arriving.  Are you working with someone...

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How to negotiate an employment contract

 The final stage in cementing any business relationship is contract negotiation. Whether you're entering the contingent workforce, becoming a full-time employee or re-negotiating a pre-existing agreem...

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VIDEO | Multiple applications

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn how to resist sending multiple applications for the same job. Are you working with someone like Courtney to find your next great opportunity? 

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INFOGRAPHIC | How to SEO your resume like a pro

Are you working with a staffing agency to find your next great opportunity?

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VIDEO | .PDF vs. Word docs and your resume

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn the importance of saving your resume as a word document rather than a .PDF.

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VIDEO | Work history descriptions

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday to learn how to craft a resume that works! Are you working with someone like Afshan to find your next great opportunity? 

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Body language to lose in an interview

Non-verbal communication is a social language understood on a global scale, and it talks a lot louder than words. Because body language shows what we don’t tell, and an observant interviewer will reco...

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VIDEO | Job search momentum

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn about how to avoid application fatigue during your job search. Are you working with someone like Courtney to find your next great opportunity?

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VIDEO | Social media profile photos

Watch this week's Career tip Tuesday video and get insights into your social media profile photos during your job search! Are you working with someone like Courtney to find your next great opportunity...

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VIDEO | Workplace Collaborations

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video about workplace collaborations! Are you working with someone like Charles to find your next great opportunity? 

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Here's how to be likable in your interview

There are a lot of moving parts involved in the job search process, and many of them are moving on two feet. Yet, they don't just include candidates you're competing against or senior decision makers ...

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How to tell you're tanking your interview (and what to do about it)

When you're sitting down with a hiring manager, it can often feel more like you're settling into a game of black jack rather than a job interview. Because hiring managers tend to hold their cards pret...

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11 habits that will hinder your job search

Today's gig economy has turned the tables on hiring managers. With more open jobs than there are skilled workers to fill them, candidates now have the upper hand in choosing how and where they want to...

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Are you using these transferable skills in your tech role?

Skills. Tech jobs tend to require a particular set of them. And when a perspective employer is looking for specific on-paper proficiencies, you can't simply Liam Niessan your way out of such situation...

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Keep these cliches off your resume!

Resume writing is a serious business. And when you're applying to businesses you want to work for, your resume needs to impress as your professional first impression. An average corporate job opening ...

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Pre-interview research you should be doing

Internet sleuthing is a serious business. And if you’re in the business of becoming employed, you'll want to slip into the role of digital detective and Sherlock Holmes the businesses you're applying ...

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VIDEO | Company news and interviews

 

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How to format your tech resume the right way

A resume is more than on-paper-proof of your technical skills and previous experience. It's also your professional first impression, and when a recruiter receives an average of 250 resumes per corpora...

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Are these social media mistakes costing you a job?

Recruiters and hiring managers are creeps. Because a recent study found 93 per cent are using social media in their sourcing process to creep qualified talent where they're hanging out online. Unsurpr...

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How to show confidence in 90 seconds

Confidence. It's that intangible certainty. You can't physically touch it, but you know it's there when someone has it. Because those who do, tend to grab your attention. And then keep it.  When meeti...

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Questions (NOT) to ask in the first interview

When prepping for potential employment, a well-crafted resume is an impressive first impression, but how you handle the hiring manager(s) will determine if there’s a second encounter. Preparing for a ...

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Key pieces every work history description must have

There are certain expectations attached to a resume. Because a recruiter will only spend up to seven seconds scanning one for the qualifications they're looking for before it's dismissed. And they exp...

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Don't be better. Be different. Here's why!

When it comes to recruitment, hiring managers aren't always looking for the black and white, perfect-on-paper candidates. Because forward-thinking hiring managers know that an organization's future su...

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Company reviews checklist

Information ensures informed decisions. And when you’re attempting to obtain inside intel on a potential employer, a savvy job seeker can get the goods from the outside.   It's 2018, and digital sleut...

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Weird things to remove from your resume

Here’s the thing about being different: it's a good thing. And in certain circumstance, like when you’re on a contract quest or searching for full-time work, it can be a very good thing. Because stand...

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It's National Cheeseburger Day! How to stack your resume like a must-bite-into cheeseburger

Today marks National Cheeseburger day! Building the perfect, mouth-watering, taste-bud tingling, just-need-to-bite-into burger doesn't just happen. It's a strategic labour of love. Because when one is...

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First impressions: How to make a good one

When it comes to professional encounters of the first kind, you’ve got less than two minutes to impress before you’re silently dismissed. Because Hiring Managers admit to knowing within the first 90 s...

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5 types of interview feedback to give your staffing agency

Feedback. It’s the stuff staffing dreams are made of. Because when a recruiter is riding shotgun on your road to employment, interview feedback is like the smooth cement poured over every rut, bump an...

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Job interview mistakes that will turn yours into a horror story

It's true that unprofessional behavior can kill your career chances faster than a bad instalment can massacre an awesome franchise—remember rushing to the theater for Jason X? No? EXACTLY! Because Jas...

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Finding a job on social media

By 2020, the tech-savvy, hyper-connected Gen Z population will make up 50 per cent of the workforce —but they’re not alone. Another 80 per cent of Gen Xers and 70 per cent of Boomers are also online. ...

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The coronavirus pandemic has changed the world - and the world of work – indefinitely. The future of business as usual is an uncertainty that carries ...

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