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5 Simple Ways to Jumpstart Your Job Search in 2021

I know it’s been a while since you heard from me. I apologize. Didn’t mean to disappear on you like that, but it was for a good reason. I bought my first home in Canada. I normally don’t share personal life experiences in my blog, but I thought I’d make an exception this one...

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The Perfect Mindset To Nail Your Next Interview

How many times have you told yourself “I screwed up that interview”. Don’t beat yourself up. It happens to the best of us. What I’ve found is that the ones who enter that interview room with the right mindset are the ones crushing it. Even if they don’t meet all the...

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Who does the hiring? Hiring Managers or Recruiters?

When I moved from Dubai to Canada, one of the first differences I observed was how the medical process was different. I have a lower back condition. Back in Dubai, whenever my back gave out, I could immediately book an appointment with a specialist to get it checked out, do MRIs,...

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Never Ever Say These Things During a Job Interview

Job interviews are nerve-racking! Yes, preparation is crucial to boosting your confidence. Even then, especially if you’ve been job searching for what seems like forever, finally getting that job interview is going to stress you out. Knowing what not to say will help. I’ve...

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The Only Three Questions You Get Asked At Interviews

I recently read an article on Forbes talking about the only three questions you get asked at an interview. It got me curious. Here is what those are: Will you love the job? (Motivation) Can you do the job? (Strengths) Can we tolerate working with you? (Fit) I was...

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5 Critical Things Missing From Your Resumé

I’ve just completed writing another resumé for a client. His reactions to the experience were: “I realize now I was doing it all wrong these past 4 months” “I actually enjoyed the experience” “I feel a lot more confident now.” Reviewing his old resumé, I was reminded of...

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Five Easy 2021 Resolutions To Boost Your Career

We’re well into the start of the new year! After a year that turned many of your lives upside down, you’ve told yourself that 2021 is going to be the year to reinvent yourself, to pick up where you left off and accelerate your success to make up for lost time in 2020. You...

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5 Proven Habits For Successful Job Seekers

A job search can feel like it’s never-ending. You apply for one job after another, filling out countless applications with the same information over and over. It’s a tedious task that can bring anybody down. There’s a better way. While applying to jobs online might seem...

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Zoom Job Interview + Kids! Now What?

Remember that BBC reporter’s kids who crashed his interview that went viral? As a parent of a two-year-old, I felt his frustration. Nothing’s more annoying (and sweet) than being in the middle of a meeting, only to have your little one running in screaming “Mommy! Daddy!...

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Top 3 Skills for Remote Work

The world of work is changing in 2021. Employees are expected to adapt to working remotely. My management’s already instructed me to prepare to work from home at least 50% of the time. This has now shaken up the priorities of soft skills that employers are looking for in...

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