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Apr 25th, 2017
There is one particular skill that will be an asset for virtually every job.  All organizations value this skill and it will always work to your advantage if you can demonstrate that you possess it.  Most people are surprised when they find out what this skill is.  The skill that is almost universally valued by employers is customer service.  You might be thinking, "but I'm not interested in a customer service job" or "this doesn't apply to me!"  but you would be wrong.  The reality is that customer service applies to every single role.  Whether you are the... + continue reading
Mar 31st, 2017
If you're not online, you don't exist.  This statement is increasingly true for today's job seeker.  It is more important than ever that you have a professional online presence.  The problem is that there are lots of pitfalls that can turn your social media presence into a liability.  Here are some mistakes to avoid so that you pass the social media screen: Be consistent.  If your social media presence does not match your resume, it will raise doubts about your integrity.  Your resume, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook profiles should all be telling the same story... + continue reading
Mar 27th, 2017
Now that the weather is starting to get get a little warmer and the snow is (hopefully) a memory until next winter, you might be starting to think about what you're going to do for the summer.  The summer job search process can be both stressful and exciting.  It's particularly stressful if you are depending on your summer income to help sustain you at school next year.  However, on the positive side, the experiences that you gain from summer employment can significantly strengthen your resume for when you are looking for a job after graduation.  Here are some tips that... + continue reading
Mar 21st, 2017
Is somebody at work making you miserable?  Do they tell insulting jokes, show you offensive pictures, embarass you over phone or email, verbally abuse you, or make unwanted sexual advances or comments?  Harassment can come from your coworker, client or even your supervisor.  Being harassed at work is a terrible experience because it can be impossible to avoid the person.  You begin to feel powerless.  The truth is that you have the right to feel safe at work and the person who is harassing you is violating that right.  Here are some things that you can do to make... + continue reading
Mar 17th, 2017
Recently there has been a lot of buzz about mindfulness.  It has been lauded as a way to improve your health, increase your focus and make your relationships better, but can it help you in the job search process?  The answer is a resounding yes.  Mindfulness is a type of meditation that allows you to gain more control over your thoughts, emotions and behaviour.  It helps you understand the value of slowing down and it teaches you how to do it.  Here are some ways that mindfulness can have practical benefits on your job search: Identify your values. ... + continue reading
Mar 12th, 2017
You've managed to capture the attention of an employer and you've been invited to an interview.  You've practiced and you are ready to impress.  It's time to pack your briefcase and now you are beginning to wonder what to put in in it.  Here are a few ideas: Copies of your resume.  The interviewer will only be able to give you proper consideration if they are looking at your resume.  If, for whatever reason, they don't have a copy of your resume, it is in your best interest to give them one.  Also, it makes you look professional and organized.  Questions... + continue reading
Mar 06th, 2017
You spend so much time and energy trying to get the attention of employers but it is important to remember that it's only half of the equation.  You also need to ask yourself if you would actually enjoy working at this company.  Here are some points to consider when trying to determine if a job is your perfect match. Your lifestyle.  How would this job impact the rest of your life?  Is the compensation sufficient to support your current lifestyle?  Does the employer offer health and dental benefirs?  What are the hours of the job?  Would you be expected to... + continue reading