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What Should I Know About Phone Interviews?

Also known as a screening interview, phone interviews are used by employers and recruiters to short-list you for an in-person interview. During a phone interview, you answer questions about your relevant work experience, qualifications, and salary expectations for the job. When and why are phone interviews used? Phone interviews are often used as the first

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4 Tips to Rid Your Resumes of Grammar & Spelling Mistakes

There is nothing more frustrating than realizing you have misspelling or grammar errors on your resume after you had clicked the “Apply” or “Send” button. Research shows that your resume can end in the “pass” pile if the HR recruiter or the hiring manager notice misspelled words on your resume. Avoid the frustration of sending

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Networking: Are You a Credit Card or a Debit Card?

Months ago, I was invited to deliver a speech at the “Show Me the Green 2017” conference held at the University of Toronto, Mississauga campus. I wanted to link my experience as a career success coach to a conference focused on the environment, sustainability and green initiatives. So I decided to share my perspective on

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Volunteering: Is working for free worth it?

A couple of weeks ago, I bumped into a colleague who works next door. She asked me how I was doing, we started chatting, and I mentioned some volunteering activities I am involved in. “Oh, do you do all that work for free? Why would you do that?” She replied with a disapproving grimace. Her

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Getting Started on your Canadian Job Search

Moving to a new country is a life-altering event, and looking for a new job can be a source of anxiety. We constantly hear reports of highly-skilled immigrants struggling to find jobs, even as immigration levels continue to increase. In this article, we want to encourage economic newcomers to be confident and equipped to handle

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