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One Game-Changing Question To Ask At The End Of Your Interview

You’ve finally got that job interview, and now the nerves are starting to kick in. Nothing feeds those butterflies in your stomach like an interview for a job you’ve been dreaming about. And now, you’re mentally racing through those standard job interview questions you’ve been...

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Simple Tech Tips To Rock Your Zoom Interview

More companies are starting to embrace online job interviews. Recruiters are getting busier. Economic roller coasters and constant corporate restructuring is the new norm. They need to get more efficient with their hiring process by screening candidates online. Social distancing during times...

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The One Thing To Know About Canadian Work Culture

I’ve had three Canadian managers in the 5 years I’ve been here. There’s one thing I’ve noticed about them – when they need me to get something done. They don’t tell, they ask. “Can you get that reported completed by EOD today?” “Can you see if those reviews are...

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How Fear Destroys Your Networking Strategy

Networking in Canada is one of the biggest challenges faced by newcomers. They get it wrong, and they think they are doing it right. It’s not their fault. Networking techniques is one of those subjects that’s rarely spoken of in a job search. The right way to network is to build...

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How To Use LinkedIn Skills to Attract Recruiters

One area of our LinkedIn profile that doesn’t get as much attention as it should is our skills section.It looks like this Your skills section is important because when recruiters are searching for talent, there are...

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Your LinkedIn Profile Pic – Why a Professional Shot Matters

I just did a photo shoot with John yesterday. He’s an amazing photographer.All I heard all day was “Tilt your head”, “Adjust your jacket”, “Move your hands”, “Tummy in”, “Butt out”.A photographer is not just someone with an expensive camera. It’s also about positioning...

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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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