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Public/Private Companies, Their Executives and Board of Directors

Blogging on a daily basis involves a great deal of researching, which inevitably results in more time spent reading or listening than writing.  The information available online is infinite!  If you have an insatiable desire for news, data, facts, general knowledge or simply the pleasure of enjoying an amusing anecdote, professional blogging is a dream job!  What makes it even more fulfilling […]

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Your Online Profile – Will it get you hired or fired?

CareerBuilder has a great article by Selena Dehne on the impact your social networking profile could have on getting hired or fired.  She suggests that many people have no idea, or maintain an, “it won’t happen to me” attitude when it comes to posting derogatory statements or lewd photos that may cost them the job of their dreams.  Also

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Investing in Soft Skills

How much time and money have you invested in your soft skills? Developing soft skills and hard skills are equally important in moving forward in your career. Despite this fact, you’ve likely invested a great deal more in your hard skills. Investing in hard skills, such as a university degree, is an important element in your career.  Your hard skills will be impressive on your resume

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Resilience is Key to Success

ExecuNet’s CareerSmart Advisor, Strategies & Solutions for Your Career Success provides an interesting article in their August issue written by Alisa Cohn, “Research, Reinvention, Resilience: The Three Rs of Career Success”. In researching opportunities, Alisa Cohn said, “This Research includes a reflective look in the mirror and a scan of the environment; who you are and where should

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Beware of Distractions

Recently I had a discussion with a colleague about a blog I had written, Job Interviews and Tattoos and was surprised that the feedback I received was their belief that most potential employers have a negative perception when it comes to tattoos and body piercings.  It is highly likely that many of these people are also sporting tattoos and possibly body

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Professional References

You have presented an impressive cover letter, an enticing and professionally written resume and you are contacted for the job interview.  Once there, you are nothing less than brilliant during your interview in front of a panel of three!  So why was that the last time you heard from them?  One of the most common reasons a highly qualified job applicant is eliminated as a

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Famous Quotes – Career, Success and Choices

“I’ve been in the twilight of my career longer than most people have had a career.” — Martina Navratilova “Don’t drive people working under you; inspire them.” – J. Donald Walters “The decisions you make about your work life are especially important, since most people spend more of their waking lives working than doing anything else.

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Networking Nets Positive Results!

We are pleased to congratulate Anna Mikus on her new postition as Area Operations Manager!  In a recent email, Anna said, “This positiion is purely as a result of NETWORKING.  I am proof that networking really does work!” Thanks were extended to Martin Buckland for facilitating the ExecuNet meetings, “providing excellent networking opportunities”.  Anna went on to say, “In  fact,

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Privacy and Your Online Presence

Recently I posted, Social Networking Sites and Your Job Search. Basically, I wanted to caution job searchers about being somewhat discrete with the personal information they choose to share online since it could have a negative impact on their job search. Today, I’d like to talk about the information that you had better be willing to share or you will be wasting

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Top Earth-Friendly Employers

Officially launched in 2007, the Canada’s Most Earth-Friendly Employers competition is organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness in their organizations. These employers have developed exceptional earth-friendly initiatives — and are attracting people to their organizations

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Top 10 Family-Friendly Employers

Now entering its sixth year, the Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers competition is organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the employers offering the nation’s most progressive and forward-thinking programs for employees with young children. The employers on this list are the leaders in helping employees balance their work and

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Canada’s Top 100 Employers 2008

Canada’s Top 100 employers are those companies and organizations that lead the nation in exceptional working conditions and benefits.  While initiating your job search there is an infinite amount of information available for companies and organizations that will allow you to investigate more than just the job requirements.  You may be persuaded to pursue a specific company rather than a

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Questions and Concerns from the Company’s Perspective

Are you prepared to address the questions and concerns of a decision maker during a job interview?  Are you aware of the questions and concerns prevalent throughout the various levels within a company?  The following questions, even if they are not asked, will be ones that you should be prepared to answer or at least take into consideration: Hiring Manager; Will

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