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5 Ways Your Resumé Is Outdated

Resumé writing is about as much fun as going to the dentist. But it’s a necessary pain that every job seeker must endure if they want to relish in the lifestyle and joy that fulfilling career brings. And if you’re about to revamp your resumé, you’re probably wondering how to...

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3 Signs of a Damaging Job Search Mindset

I’ve helped a lot of people find great jobs and careers. But sometimes, there are those who can’t be helped. I remember there was this one student, who no matter how hard I tried, she simply refused to follow basic instructions and let self-doubt and gut instincts consume her job...

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2 Scenarios To Exclude A Job From Your Resumé

One of the first things I do when reviewing a resumé is scanning it’s length. As soon as my mouse scrolls past two pages, I cringe. Unless you’re writing a CV (which is primarily for industries like academia, research and science), your resumé should not exceed 2 pages. There are...

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4 Ways To Conquer Employment Gaps

In Canada, 3 million people lost their jobs due to COVID at the start of the year. It’s true – unemployment drives your employability factor down. It’s a lot more appealing to readers of your resumé when your last job timeframe says “-To Present”. Prior to COVID, the standard...

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A Trick Job Interview Question You Must Prepare For

Tricky interview questions are to be expected in every job interview. It up to you to prepare for them. (Reading this article is a great start) Firstly, know that the interviewer is not out to “get you” in any way. Every time a candidate walks into a room, they are...

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5 Reasons Not to Ask for a Promotion

We all believe we deserve more money. We all believe we deserve a better job. The harsh truth is that it doesn’t matter what we believe. What matters is our ability to persuade our managers to give us what we want. Remember this – a promotion is not a reward for what you’ve...

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3 Surprising Ways to Know You’re a Great Leader

Some say leaders are born. Some say they are made. To me, a definition of a good leader is an empathetic one – You are a good leader when others say you are. Trying to define leadership is like trying to define being in love. No one can tell you you’re in love, you just know...

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3 Free Tools To Find A Hiring Manager’s Contact Info

I’ve always said the most important part of your job search is getting into direct contact with hiring executives, as often as possible and as quickly as possible. In fact, no job application is complete without reaching out to the hiring executives. One of the most common...

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The Best Way to Get Noticed and Promoted

Yesterday, I was in a town hall group meeting, and a director from my team who I admire a lot said something that really resonated with me: “If you have one problem that you’re expecting someone else to solve, you have two problems.” The reason this hit home for me is because...

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How To Answer “What Are Your Biggest Strengths”

You stress over the interview question “What are your biggest weaknesses”. But acing the question about your strengths can be just as important. If answered well, it’s another opportunity to stand out from your competition. You can take the easy approach, and state some common...

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