The (Free) Job Search Tool You Should Be Using

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It’s no secret that working with a staffing agency can give you a significant advantage when you’re searching for a job. Staffing companies are designed to help match professionals with companies that are right for them. Whether you’re looking for a temporary, contract, part-time, or permanent position, working with a staffing company is a fast,… Read more »

Your Complicated Job Search Strategy is Costing You the Job

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Job seekers today are inundated with job searching tips and strategies. A quick peruse of the Internet turns up thousands of the ‘latest and greatest’ job-hunting tips guaranteed to land you a great new job in no time flat. But are all of these complicated job search strategies really worth it? The answer is unclear…. Read more »

Can (and Should) You Tweet Your Way to a Job?

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It’s extremely common today for job seekers to use professional networking websites—especially LinkedIn—in their job hunt. Online portals like LinkedIn are designed for professional purposes and help put job seekers in touch with companies that are hiring. But can (and should) you expand your search onto Twitter as well? This raises a number of additional… Read more »

Laid off? How to move forward in your career.

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Many Ontario companies have been forced to lay off a substantial number of employees over the past few years. Unfortunate realities of economic recessions, layoffs are often the result of downsizing, or a reorganization of a company’s business model. It’s not uncommon for recently laid off professionals to feel frustrated, confused and unsure of what… Read more »

LinkedIn’s New “Contacts” Feature – Good for Job Seekers? Or Bad?

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LinkedIn has once again rolled out a new feature. LinkedIn Contacts debuted at the end of April and offers a sophisticated way to coordinate and access your professional information. By organizing and curating contact information from your various email accounts, calendars, address books and notes, LinkedIn Contacts is meant to function a user-friendly hub to… Read more »

Overcoming Ontario’s Slow Job Market

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Few professional tasks are more challenging than looking for a job during a recession. As many job seekers already know, job growth has been slow in Ontario over the past few years. Though many economists predict that conditions should improve during the later half of 2013, the current Canadian market is still fairly precarious. Jobs… Read more »

How Close Are You to Your Professional Network?

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All relationships have a number of things in common. They require mutual trust, respect and reciprocity. Professional relationships, of course, are no different. We all seek to gain something from the contacts within our professional network. Whether it’s a new position, a new client or simply more knowledge, your professional network is crucial for career… Read more »

Is Your Interviewing Communication Style Costing You the Job?

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You look great on paper. Your skills match the job description perfectly. But you get to the interview and everything just falls apart. Sound familiar? Interviewing poorly is a common problem for many job seekers. When you let your nerves get the best of you and fail to communicate well, it’s difficult to meet your… Read more »

LinkedIn Connections – Which is More Important: Quantity or Quality?

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Over the past year, LinkedIn has continued to grow in popularity among professionals—especially those looking for a new position. The popular social media site gives you access to job postings, professional groups and, of course, prospective colleagues and employers to ‘connect’ with. But this brings up a common question: how much is too much when… Read more »

Effective Strategies for Mid-Career Job Hunting

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Mid-career professionals face a number of unique challenges on the job market. Salary expectations are higher. Family circumstances may prevent relocation on short notice. Not to mention the problem of being overqualified for many positions. While you may have junior candidates beat in terms of experience, it’s not always easy to compete with their freshly… Read more »