Should You Relocate for a Job?

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Landing a new tech job comes with excitement and some challenges. That excitement and those challenges are amplified with the prospect of relocating to a new city or town. Weighing the pros and cons of relocating for a job can be stressful, so it is important to know which questions to ask yourself to make the right… Read more »

8 Tips for Crafting Better Interview Responses

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Regardless of the job you’re vying for, there are some general questions you can expect when you interview with a hiring manager. Don’t be caught off guard. Prepare careful, thoughtful responses that highlight your unique strengths and the value you would add if hired. Be ready to tell a compelling story. Create memorable answers that… Read more »

Five Job-Hunting Tips for Today’s Job Seeker

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If you have lofty goals to find a new position in 2016, you’ll want to pay close attention to current job search trends. This way, you’ll have an easier time finding a new position that’s exciting and rewarding—and fits more closely with the career you’ve envisioned for yourself. So grab your computer, pull up a… Read more »

7 Strategies to Help You Prepare for a Yearly Review

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Annual review time can be scary, especially if you’re unsure where you stand in terms of your job performance. You may have to face some tough realities, or you may find you really are the superstar you had hoped to become. By adequately preparing for your review, you can ensure that your manager has an… Read more »

Unemployed in Ontario? Here Are 4 Tips to Help You Find a Position

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Unemployment rates in Ontario continue to rise, with the latest numbers at 7.1 percent. This comes on the heels of oil price collapses, which slashed jobs in that sector, and ongoing downsizing in corporations throughout the region. The only job increases came in part-time employment and self-employment as people scramble to make ends meet. If… Read more »

Is Your Interview Presence Costing You Job Opportunities?

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It only takes about 10 seconds to make a first impression – and that impression will be forever imprinted in the minds of anyone who interviews you for a job. So, you need to make an immediate positive impact, which sets the tone for the meeting to follow. Strike up an “executive presence” – that… Read more »

5 Ways to Deal With Job Rejection

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Dealing with rejection in your job search can be very difficult, especially if it happens repeatedly. Most job hunts involve a long, tiring process – and it’s common for fatigue or disillusionment to set in. Therapists have affirmed that job rejection can lead to as much depression as being jilted in a personal relationship. How… Read more »

How to Master Interview Follow-Up

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When it comes to landing a job, it’s up to you to take charge – and it doesn’t end when your interview is over. Employers use your resume and their interview notes to help them make a final hiring decision, and good follow-up can be a deal breaker. Interview follow-up is your opportunity to establish… Read more »

Learning from the Mistakes of Others: Why You Need Career Counselling

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Career counselling is sometimes called career coaching – and for a good reason. If you opt to work with an expert partner to help advance your professional goals, you can benefit from both: Coaching: Working with a coach to see what concrete steps you should take as you enter the workforce, change fields or move… Read more »

2015 Guide to Growing Your Career

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As the new year opens, how many resolutions have you set – or maybe even broken already?!? If one of your goals for 2015 is to advance in your career, the key lies in an ongoing commitment to learning and development. There’s no time for complacency. To energize your career, you need to have a… Read more »