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Why Even Your Name Matters in A Job Search

A study by Ryerson university had confirmed that ethnic sounding names have a lower chance of getting called for the interview. The study called this “implicit bias”. It’s more commonly referred to as “unconscious bias”. Regardless, it’s still bias. This is less of a problem with...

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Two LinkedIn Default Settings You Must Change

A common LinkedIn complaint – “I have over 500 connections on LinkedIn. Why aren’t recruiters calling me?” Here is why – because your competition has over 500+ connections as well. It’s not just your presence or connection count that will get you found by recruiters. It’s the...

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Four Must-Have Apps Every Job Seeker Needs

A job search is a stressful time – we all know that. Any ways to make our lives a little easier and less stressful is always welcome. Fortunately, our phone addictions can help Here are four apps I personally recommend you must have in your career...

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Don’t Apply For A Job Without This Critical Step

If I could narrow down the one reason I got all three job offers and two promotions in my first three years in Canada, it would be this: It’s not because I’m qualified. It’s not because I have exceptional experience. It’s not because I have a great resumé – although it’s...

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The First Email You Should Send Your New Boss

I spend so much time talking about job searching, I realized I rarely talk about what you should after you get the job. So let’s start with your very first task as a new employee of your new company – with a simple email. While it’s definitely time to celebrate your new job,...

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3 Bullet Points That Convert Your Informal Interview Requests To Meetings

I’ve always said that the quickest way to end your job search is to get into conversations with people who have the power and authority to hire you – this is the ultimate goal of networking. Leaving your contact with a “Let me know if you hear anything” message is not networking. I...

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How To Beat Over-Qualification

Every now and then as I read through career advice and job search articles, I come across something bizarre. Check out this article I saw yesterday: I know what you might be thinking – “What a crazy guy!” And certainly, in the article, this 60-year old CEO thought the same...

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The Final Question You Should Ask In Your Interview

In a job interview, it’s important to create a great first impression. You know this already. What you may not know, is it’s just as important to leave a great last impression. We tend to get so caught up in being a “right fit” with our skills, our qualifications and our...

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How To Access The Hidden Canadian Job Market

When I was job searching in Canada, do you know what my secret weapon was? Posting my resumé. Not a blog post, not a social media post. It was the good old-fashioned, snail-mail, envelope-licking, stamp-sticking post. This ensured the hiring executives were actually...

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How To Make The Most Money From a Salary Negotiation

My first job paid me close to 40% higher than I was expecting from my first job in Canada. 5 years and two promotions later, every increment and bonus I’ve had since then has been a percentage anchored to that first salary. I owe a big part of my lifestyle today to that...

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