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May 17th, 2018
When you are trying to break into a new industry, the best place to get information is from people who are working in the field.  They can tell you what's really happening in the industry and they can give you tips on how to position yourself as an attractive candidate when you are looking for a job.  An information interview is a formal conversation initiated by the job seeker with the objective of gaining insight and guidance.  Information Interviews are an effective strategy for getting information and for expanding your professional network.  However, many job seekers... + continue reading
May 15th, 2018
"The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise." These words were spoken by Socrates, who died in 399 BC!  Throughout history, the younger generations rarely get any love from the generations that precede them.  The Millennials (born in 1980's to late 1990's) are no exception; they are constantly hearing that they are entitled, lazy and impatient.  However, in spite of these negative stereotypes, employers LOVE to hire Millennials.  Here's why: Understanding of Technology... + continue reading
May 10th, 2018
Getting an entry-level job is not as easy as you might think.  In this job market, most job postings receive hundreds of applications.  This can be intimidating if you don't have a lot of experience.  The good news is that employers prefer to hire applicants that are at the right level for the position.  For an entry-level job, many employers will prefer a new graduate over a candidate who has been working in the industry for ten years.  The key is to use your unique skills and strengths to show the employer why you are the best fit for the job.   Use your... + continue reading
May 07th, 2018
It takes a lot of effort to get a job interview.  For some postings, the employer will receive hundreds of applications.  If you are one of the lucky few to be invited in for an interview, you'll want to make the most of the opportunity.  When you walk in for the interview, the employer will make a quick assessment of you based on your appearance.  You might be surprised to learn that in most cases the employer has formed an impression of you before you even open your mouth to answer the first question.  Here are some tips that will help you look like the candidate... + continue reading
May 03rd, 2018
Would you blow your nose on the tablecloth?  Of course you wouldn't!  But what if I told you that your conduct on email is just as bad?!  Many people are committing email faux pas and have no idea!  Here are a few tips that will help you avoid those mistakes and use email in a way that gives people a positive impression:   Be careful what you put in an email.  Even if it's not your intention, when you put something in an email, you are creating a written record.  Your email can be forwarded to hundreds of people in seconds.  Never send an email when... + continue reading
Apr 28th, 2018
Getting that first Canadian job can be extremely challenging.  You get the feeling that employers are reluctant to hire you because you don't have Canadian work experience but how will you ever get that experience if nobody will give you a job?!  Try not to give in to the frustration.  It may feel like it's never going to happen for you but if you are persistent with your efforts, you will catch a break.  Here are a few tips that will help you find the right opportunity: Focus your search.  Since the job market is competitive, the easiest way to get a job is to... + continue reading
Apr 22nd, 2018
Going to a job interview can be terrifying.  Your nervous energy can make it difficult to complete the most simple of tasks, such as hanging up your jacket or shaking the interviewer's hand.  You have likely been preparing for this interview for a few days, but what you do in the last few minutes can make ALL the difference.  Here are some tips to help you use the 30 minutes before the interview to put you in a head space where you can WOW the employer: Try to centre yourself.  If you are in a relaxed state of mind at your interview, you will be more focused when you are... + continue reading