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Seven Job Search Mistakes to Avoid

Posted: 12.02.2015
How many times have you heard that “first impression counts”? Many job seekers believe that a professional resume package is all that’s required for a successful job search. They don’t realize that an email address, the message on an answering machine, or the inappropriate use of cell phones could severely derail their job search.

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Maximizing the Use of Job Fairs - for Job Seekers

Posted: 12.02.2015
Job fairs are a tremendous way for job seekers and employers to connect, if well planned and handled properly on both sides. Most of the benefits of these shows will result from proper planning, rather than the actual day itself. This article provides a number of tips for job seekers to maximize the benefits at job fairs.

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Socializing Online – An Essential Tool for Finding Employment

Posted: 12.02.2015
Based on two surveys recently conducted by TorontoJobs.ca, only 19% of job seekers are using social networking sites to search for employment. On the contrary, 44% of employers surveyed are actively using social sites to network, recruit and gather information for potential candidates. Based on the employers surveyed the majority are using social networking sites to post jobs, pre-screen candidates and to network to fill their current openings. Based on this statistical data, TorontoJobs.ca has come up with a list of the top 5 reasons someone looking for a job should add social networking to their job search routine.

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Top 10 Job Search Myths That Are Holding You Back

Posted: 12.02.2015
 A job search is challenging enough, without buying into these common myths that can derail you before you even start!

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Ten Top Tips for Getting the Job You Want!

Posted: 12.02.2015
Recruiters receive hundreds of resumes each day and some companies have software that receives your resume and filters and saves it without human involvement. When your resume is just one of so many, it is imperative that this first step on the job-seeking path be executed perfectly! First of all, NO SPELLING ERRORS. This is resume suicide.

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No Cold Feet When You Cold Call

Posted: 12.02.2015
Yes, it can be nerve-wracking and, yes, it's a great challenge even for non-shy people but one of the most successful strategies for finding work is cold calling. This is the practice of calling the company you want to work for and asking to speak to someone about a job that interests you. The catch is that there may be no job opening so you're actually calling specifically to find out about a job, not for it.

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Writing an Effective Thank-You Letter

Posted: 12.01.2015
A simple thank-you letter after a job interview can wield considerable power and influence, and reflect very favourably on your candidacy for a position.

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5 Hot Resume Strategies to Infiltrate the Higher Bracket

Posted: 12.01.2015
First-rate professionals, who advance in the ranks, quickly find that the career ladder narrows as they near the top. With an ever-increasing number of highly educated and experienced boomers clambering for the most sought after roles, each step of the rung becomes tighter. There is no doubt that the competition at the top level is tough. Here are five hot resume strategies that you can implement to infiltrate the higher bracket.

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5 Things You Should Absolutely Never Put on a Resume

Posted: 12.01.2015
Corporate recruiters spend four to five minutes carefully scrutinizing every resume that hits their desk — at least, that’s what they say. But when jobs site TheLadders set up eye-tracking software to record recruiters’ behaviour, they found that headhunters spend a stunning six seconds on their initial evaluation of a resume. Here are mistakes to avoid in order to make those seconds count. 

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Building Powerful Documents that Reflect Your Market Knowledge

Posted: 12.01.2015
As a high-level jobseeker, you probably know the large role knowledge plays in your ability to influence others to interview and hire you. In fact, you are probably imparting lots of information about yourself in your resume portfolio. This will help others be knowledgeable about you. But, is your professional portfolio reflecting your market knowledge effectively?

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