Category: Tips for Job Seekers

10 Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid

One of the most daunting parts of an initial job application is writing a cover letter. If you’re looking to write a perfect cover letter that will get you the job, there are a few mistakes you want to avoid. We see thousands of cover letters as professional recruiters, and we want to help you…

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What are Temporary Work Positions?

If you’re looking for a new job, or you’re considering switching positions, temporary work positions might seem confusing or negative. However, temporary positions can have a variety of benefits and hold a lot of value. In this blog we’ll discuss what a temporary work position is, what the benefits are, and why you might want…

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How To Overcome Job Search Burnout

Job search burnout is an incredibly real experience. Whether you have a position or you are currently unemployed and looking for work, job searching can be exhausting. With online platforms posting a seemingly endless list of jobs you may or may not be qualified for, job searching can be overwhelming and feel like a task…

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Top 10 Things to Look for in an Employment Contract

Receiving an offer of employment is incredibly exciting. Whether you’ve been looking for work after time off, you’re in need of a change, or you’re getting your first offer after completing your studies, it’s always a good feeling to receive an employment contract and offer. This excitement can sometimes lead to not reading the employment…

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How should I price myself in the market, without compromising my value?

By Max Morin When it comes to compensation, there are multiple factors that play into the final amount that both the employee and employer come to settle with. This amount can be quite ambiguous until someone from either party has decided on a firm evaluation of the prospective candidate in question. So… what are you…

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How To Find A Job In A Recession: 9+ Crucial Tips

Let’s be honest — searching for a new job doesn’t usually excite most people. Searching for a job during a recession? It’s no secret some people would rather schedule in a root canal! Multiply that lack of a good time by throwing in an economic downturn and the pressure rises. Suddenly you’re competing against a much…

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Virtual Interviewing

Last week CPA Alberta held a webinar on online interviews and interviewing.  Our expert panel of Joe Gagliardi, FCPA, FMCA, ICD.D, Esmond Desilva, Phillip Holcomb and Cynthia Kumar, CPA, CA, discussed the dos and don’ts of online interviewing, including: Tips for successful interviews with recruiters and employers Online visual impact: eliminating distractions, camera position, dressing…

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Career Building with Joe Gagliardi

Check out the latest CPA Smart feature to get the best advice for building a lasting and fulfilling career to succeed on any stage from our very own Joe Gagliardi, FCPA, FCMA!

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How to Negotiate a Job Offer!

Once you’ve got the job, you need to negotiate your offer, which is tricky. Read Joe’s article below to get some advice on how to negotiate your new offer! “Early in your careers, your job search should focus on gaining a strong foundation for future career growth. In other words, don’t make it all about…

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