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Where Are The Jobs?

If you are in career transition you are discovering that landing your next job may not happen within a matter of days or weeks or months or even years! There are many factors that will determine your success and reduce the length of your job search including a daily commitment, as finding a job is […]

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Your Career Needs Social Media – Get Started

A job search, successful career path, credible reputation; all require a social media presence or you will disappear as a viable candidate. According to statistics, many reading this will already have established their social media profiles but for those still needing the support to get started follow these basic steps because your career needs social […]

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Changing The Direction Of Your Career

Have you been following a career path based on past history without  considering current or emerging trends? Is your current career negatively impacting your health? Are you bored or just plain unhappy with your job? Perhaps today is the day you need to give serious consideration to changing the direction of your career. Although predictions of […]

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Put Spring Into Your Job Search

Spring is in the air! It inspires us to take a deep and cleansing breath. Our enthusiasm becomes heightened with the anticipation of the change in scenery, moreso for those of us surrounded by the white stuff, flowers blooming, leaves unfolding and the sounds of many species of returning birds. There is a renewed sense […]

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Job Search Then and Now

Conducting a job search many years ago would have involved following up with family members and neighbours or a quick read of the local newspaper. Job listings may have included openings for a typist, stenographer, milkman, elevator operator or perhaps a senior level position that required travelling to another country. Travel that would require weeks, not hours as the mode of transportation […]

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Still no job interview?

A job search can be an extremely discouraging experience for many people. Sending out a resume over and over again to recruiters, companies and online job boards and waiting beside a phone that never rings. Days go by, and still no job interview?  Before you blame your resume, it is important to have a clear perspective […]

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Boo! Are you scaring away opportunities or the competition?

Scare away your competition not your opportunities! Successfully managing an Executive Career requires the maintenance of a current resume, establishing a personal brand, career planning, networking, an impressive attire and an updated and professional online photo. If you wish to be noticed and to have a positive influence on those in a position to offer you new opportunities […]

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Canadian Resources for Job Seekers

Resources are so abundant for job seekers that it can become confusing and possibly overwhelming especially when a google search for “job search websites” exceeds 162, 000 results! In an effort to provide the most valuable resources for your job search, it is necessary to understand the following three facts: Despite over 1 million search results for “online job boards” the success rate for job […]

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Network, Network, Network

And Network some more! Although you may be one of many who have landed a new job recently as 93,200 jobs were added last month in Canada and unemployment rates dropped sharply to 7.9% even with a steady decline over the previous five months, this is not the time to stop networking. Nor is it recommended that you stop networking at […]

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Hot Tips for a Summer Job Search

Heating up your job search this summer should be top priority! Of course the cottage is very inviting during the summer season and many will be suspending their job searches to take vacations. The result is a dramatic decline in the number of individuals seeking employment and should you choose to stay in the running, you will have a significant advantage. […]

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Ten Tips – Get Ready to Get Interviewed

Networking events, research, resumes, cover letters, thank you notes, phone calls, coaching, educational courses,……let’s face it, the time and effort that is necessary to secure a job interview can be at times, overwhelming! The majority of executives today are in career transition for longer than ever so when the opportunity arises for a job interview it is critical to be ready! Here are […]

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Job Search Made Positive

Any job search can be challenging, emotional, time consuming, stressful and depressing, which is why keeping it positive is the most important asset to achieving success. A job search made positive is necessary to keep you motivated with the strength and determination needed to continue along a career path that can sometimes become a very rocky road. It is a […]

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Career Trends and Transition 2010

If you are interested in advancing your career in 2010 your number one task should be a thorough research of emerging career trends. Even if you are not one of the hundreds of thousands of executives who found themselves unexpectedly thrown into a career transition in 2009, you may be influenced by your research to voluntarily consider […]

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