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Tips for Job Seekers, Up Close & Personal

9 Things you Wish Job Candidates Knew – by Jeff Haden

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Sure, you’ll consider their qualifications. But admit it: This is what you’re really looking for during interviews.

Jeff HadenBy Jeff Haden – @Jeff_Haden on Twitter

 

Job candidates say a lot during an interview. As the interviewer, so do you.

But there’s a lot you wish you could say to job candidates well before the interview ever takes place:

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40 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb

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Recently this excellent article from Jeff Haden was borough to our attention and recognized as extremely helpful when it comes to proper grammar! Read through the following and save yourself some embarrassment.

40 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb – From Jeff Haden on Linked In

While I like to think I know a little about business writing, I still fall into a few word traps. Read More…


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How To Write a Resume

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One of the most common discussions I have with candidates seems to be regarding feedback on their resumes and how they can build a proper resume – which is not always an easy task. It seems that there are so many tips out there – be it from recruitment agencies, internet sites, or resume writing services. Read More…


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Why Haven’t You Found a Job Yet?

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“We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work” –Thomas Edison.

 

As a recruiter on one of the largest and most tenured Temporary Placement teams in the city, I’ve seen nearly every reason under the sun that candidates find themselves unemployed in this tight market. As of July 2014, Alberta sat at 4.5% compared to a Canadian 7% unemployment rate, and it begs the question – why haven’t you found a job yet? Read More…


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5 Reasons why it is hard to hire great people today – via Jeff Zinser

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An excellent article worth reading from Jeff Zinser – the owner and founder of Right Recruiting , an executive search firm based in Philadelphia. Right Recruiting’s clientele is comprised of national and local businesses, and Zinser specializes in both contingency and retained search.

 

5 reasons why it is hard to hire great people today

Every week, calls flood in to recruiting agencies from new clients looking for great people. Read More…


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Brain Tattoos – Robin Sharma – Advice for Success

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We received some incredibly valuable insight from Robin Sharma, Canadian lawyer, leadership expert, and writer, about how to bring yourself closer to your goals by changing your perspective. Connect with this master of words via www.robinsharma.com or connect with him on Twitter, @_robin_sharma:

 

Robin Sharma: Today I wanted to share 4 of the “brain tattoos” that have been creating exceptional results for members of my online courses as well as participants at my live presentations around the world. Read More…


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Dreaming of a Better Sleep?

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Dreaming of a Better Sleep Before Work?

You sleep for approximately 1/3rd of your life (That’s most likely more time than you spend doing any other activity) so making sure you’re optimizing your nightly experience when you hit the sack is extremely important.

Sleep has a ton of benefits other than curing exhaustion; it improves memory, helps you live longer, spurs creativity, improves your stamina, sharpens your attention, helps maintain a healthy weight, lowers your stress level, and keeps you happy! Read More…


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Happiness is a Choice; 10 Tips to Brighten Your Work Life

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You spend the majority of your day at work, so you definitely should try to enjoy it. Making a conscious effort to improve or change the way you work can significantly impact how you react, feel, and get through challenges.  Here’s some tips on staying happy in your work place:

 

10 Tips to keep your spirits high at work. Read More…


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How to Answer the Top 10 Interview Questions

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We all know that good preparation is the key to success at interview. One aspect of this is thinking through the type of questions you are likely to be asked and having a killer answer up your sleeve. To get you started, we have compiled a list of the top 10 most common questions asked at interview and some pointers on the kind of approach you could take to answer them. Read More…


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Should I Lie on My Résume?

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As a professional resume writer, HR manager and career coach for over 10 years, I have come across this controversial issue more times than I can count. Let’s say you have been actively pursuing employment for over a year and keep being told you’re over qualified by recruiters, so you start thinking to yourself, “maybe I should remove some of my older jobs or change the job titles to something less managerial.” For example, if you wanted to effectively lie on your resume, you’d want to remove the job title of your previous employer from District Sales Manager to Sales Representative and remove any verbiage related to leading teams or managing daily operations. Read More…


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