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The Best Job Sites in Canada

Finding a job is no easy task. There are hundreds of job sites out there and it can feel quite overwhelming trying to decide where to concentrate your efforts. Here are some of the best Canadian job search sites: 1. Indeed Canada Probably the best-known job search engine for anyone looking for a job. Indeed,

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What Not to Include in Your Resume

Your resume is your first impression on a potential employer. Resumes are limited to 1-2 pages, so you must ensure you are only including important information that is relevant to the job you are applying for. The following are some things that you can leave off your resume: 1. Full Mailing Address There is no

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Current Employment Trends in Alberta

The pandemic has impacted just about every aspect of our lives and one of the biggest impacts has been on the job market. With millions losing their jobs in Alberta, unemployment rates soared and people are unsure what to expect next. The biggest losses were seen in the tourism, information, culture and recreation sectors. Accommodation

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How to Write a Cover Letter

In today’s highly competitive market sending in a cover letter alongside your resume is a great way to set yourself apart from other candidates. A cover letter is so important that many higher-level positions have it as a requirement, but whether or not it is explicitly stated you should have a cover letter because it

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Resume Tips for New Graduates

Graduation is an exciting time; you’ve put in the time & effort and have received your degree, diploma, or certification and now you are finally ready to step out into the “real” world. This can be intimidating because you will be competing with people from all walks of life for professional positions and you may

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Most Sought After Skills in 2022

As the work environment changes, so do the skills that employers look for in potential employees. There are two types of skills – hard skills and soft skills. Hard skills are learnable abilities that you can quantify; they are taught in schools, universities or other classes. On the other hand, soft skills relate more to

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Tips to Get the Most Out of Your LinkedIn Account

You already have Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and even Snapchat and now wonder if it is even worth it to make a LinkedIn account? The constant stream of different social media accounts can get overwhelming to maintain and stay up to date on everything. With so many ways to connect with people already, why would you

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Most Common Interview Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Interviews can be nerve-racking. You are seated across a person whose sole purpose is to judge you and you must do your best to impress them. This gets increasingly difficult when interviewing for a high stakes position. It is hard enough to get an interview as it is, but when you do, you want to

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How to Follow Up on a Job Application

You’ve written the perfect resume & cover letter and submitted it the job of your dreams, but now what? You wait. And you wait some more. And you keep waiting, hoping any day now you will receive that callback, but it just doesn’t come. It makes no sense; you know you are the ideal candidate

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When to Apply for Jobs?

There are a lot of different things to consider when applying for jobs and considering when to apply is very important because timing is everything. Even though things are always changing and employers may be looking for staff at any point, research has been done to determine the most effective time of the year, time

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Tactics for Transitioning into a New Industry

With a global pandemic causing millions to lose their jobs and forcing some businesses to shut their doors for good, many people are considering a career change and maybe even heading into a new industry. Switching industries can be a daunting task, but whether it is a necessity or something you have wanted for a

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What Exactly is ATS and How to Ensure your Resume Complies?

  Applicant Tracking Software (ATS) is software used by employers to screen applicants. ATS scans resumes for specific keywords and then sorts & ranks applications to determine which applications will be passed on to the hiring manager. The system is essentially there, so the recruiter does not have to waste time looking over unqualified candidates.

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Is Working from Home Here to Stay?

  Is working from home here to stay? According to most of the major publications such as Forbes and Bloomberg, it is. Remote work was initially introduced as a way for companies to remain in business while keeping their employees from getting sick, but now it looks like a more permanent change. The Pros: It

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Common Resume Mistakes to Avoid

It can be a daunting task trying to construct the perfect resume, and in today’s world, the competition is fierce, but you can make the right first impression by just avoiding these common mistakes:   Having Inconsistencies & Irrelevant Work Experience Ensure that the dates, job titles and job duties are consistent on your resume

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How to Tackle the Job Market After a Long Layoff

Millions of individuals lost their jobs at the beginning of the pandemic and although jobs have slowly been returning, lots of people are still struggling to find work. After months of unemployment, you may feel like you have lost touch with the outside world and getting a job may look like a daunting task but

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