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This Is Why Recruiters View Your LinkedIn Profile And Ignore You

If you’ve made the smart investment in LinkedIn Premium, one thing you get to see is who has viewed your LinkedIn profile. It’s great to have that knowledge. But it stings when you know recruiters are checking you out, but your inbox and phone remains silent. Don’t feel...

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3 Ways to Fast-Track Your Promotion This Year

At the start of this year, you may have told yourself “This is the year I’m going to get that promotion.” Your ambition is admirable. Let’s make sure your plan is. A promotion is rarely going to just fall into your lap. You have to work towards it with...

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Thank-You Note Mistakes That Could Cost You The Job

I just read a harsh article from a recruiter who goes so far as to reject candidates who do not send a thank-you note. Criticism aside, it serves as a reminder of just how important sending the thank-you note after the interview is. It shows your humility, your excitement to...

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“How Do You Handle Conflict?” 5 Options To Answer

One of the most interesting discussions I had with a client was when he was moving from the US to Canada. He said he was most concerned about conflict management in Canada and how it’s different from the US. When I asked him what he meant, he said “Well, over here in the US, at least in this...

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The First Email You Should Send Your New Boss

I spend so much time talking about job searching, I realized I rarely talk about what you should after you get the job. So let’s start with your very first task as a new employee of your new company – with a simple email. While it’s definitely time to celebrate your new job, don’t take your...

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Don't Apply For Another Job Unless You Do This

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 pretty darn good In...

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How To Stop Recruiters From Ignoring You

Have you ever wondered how to stop recruiters from ignoring you? In our digital world, finding and maintaining connections is easier — and more important — than ever. It’s quick and easy to contact managers and recruiters on websites like LinkedIn. But if you don’t go about it in the right way,...

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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 toolkit. No surprises here I...

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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. It’s not just your presence or connection count that will get you found by recruiters. It’s the content of your profile. Whether it’s your resumé or your LinkedIn profile,...

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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 large...

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