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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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Sneaky Interview Question That Shows a Good/Bad Boss

A job interview is not a one-way conversation. Asking smart questions impresses Canadian hiring managers. This is because North American culture is not hierarchal. Most managers don’t expect you to have a do-as-your-told mind set. In fact, in our last employee review...

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Post-Interview Thank-you Notes Are More Popular Post Pandemic

A hiring manager was once telling us a story of one of the best candidates he interviewed. Apart from giving a very impressive interview, the candidate did something out of the ordinary. Before leaving the building, she made hand-written thank you notes for everyone she...

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How To Answer “Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years”

This is an oldie but goodie! “5 Years” is considered a respectable amount of time for someone to stick with a company. The hiring manager is asking this question, not because s/he expects you to give an accurate answer, but to assess if you’re planning to stay with this...

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Company Culture – A Realistic Definition

I currently work for one of the largest telecommunications company in Canada. And I love working there. Why? Because of its culture. At this point, you might be thinking ping-pong tables, extended vacation hours and daycare facilities. These extrinsic features does not a...

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