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How To Take Job Interview Notes (Without Being Annoying)

Are you a note taker? Some folks cannot attend a meeting without their trusty pen and paper. While others trust their memory. But is note-taking appropriate during a job interview? The answer is yes, provided you take notes skillfully. By now you probably know about the...

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Lost Your Job Due to COVID? Don’t Hide It

If you’ve just lost your job due to COVID, the first thing that hits you may not be the money. It may not be the upcoming agony of the job search. The first thing that hits you is facing your social circles, jobless. There is a stigma associated with losing your job,...

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One Common Resume Mistake Most People Overlook

There is a term that’s commonly used in the marketing world. It’s called “The Curse of Knowledge”, used to caution marketers from communicating details that don’t make sense to the reader/listener. You see when an expert is trying to communicate about a topic they are intimately...

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5 Signs You’re Interviewing With a Bad Boss

I’ve had my share of bad bosses and good ones. Perhaps you’ve experienced the same. And if you’re unfortunate enough to be stuck with a bad boss, it makes you wonder if you should have taken this job in the first place. By then it might be too late. It’s hard to quit. It’s...

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5 Resumé AI Tools To Get More Interviews

AI is taking over! And the hiring process is also a part of that journey. I once went to an HR exhibition. Would you believe there was this one company that had an AI system that actually conducted interviews? It would ask you standard interview questions, and actually...

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A Must-Ask Job Interview Question For The Manager

At the end of the interview, you will always be asked the question “Do you have any questions for me?” by the interviewer. You might be tempted to reply “No, I believe you’ve answered everything.” *Bzzzzzzzzz* Wrong Answer! The end of the interview is your opportunity to ask...

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The One TRUE purpose of professional networking

When I’ve asked successful job seekers what was the reason you got your first job in Canada, the most common answer I get is “networking”. You may have heard the phrase, “It’s not about what you know. It’s about who you know.” I still disagree with that statement. I believe the...

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Three Reasons To Invest In LinkedIn Premium

Recently, I spoke to my wife’s cousin. She’s a java developer. I knew this field was intensely in-demand in Canada right now, and she had several years of experience working with prestigious organizations. I knew she wouldn’t have a problem finding a job. When I heard her...

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Growing Your Professional Network? First Connect With These People

You’ve may have heard me mention this many times before, but the quickest way to your next job is to get into communication with the people who have the power and authority to hire you, as often as possible. They key words there are “who have the power and authority to hire...

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The ONE Question To Ask Yourself In A Stressful Job Search

To many, especially during times like these, a job search is extremely stressful. Bills are piling up. The anxiety of nothing to do. And let’s face it, job searching is about as much fun as going to the dentist. It hurts especially when you’ve been applying to job after job...

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