Category Archives: Discussion

New Year, New Career: Job-Seeker Resolutions

Four Goals for IT Professionals in 2015 People tend to focus on health and wellness in the New Year, committing to new diets and exercise regimes. Doing so is commendable, but what about career-oriented goals? January marks the perfect time … Continue reading

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How to Enhance the Visibility of Your Resume

Most resumes look the same. Conventional formats tell applicants to order information in certain ways, without regard for what they wish to convey. For this reason, conventions work best when tailored to a particular situation. Job seekers should combine what … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for a Competency-Based Interview

Psychologists often design competency-based interviews for employers, structuring the questions in a way that unearth a candidate’s behavioural, technical and analytical skills and tendencies. Typically, such interviews are situational: they ask candidates to reflect on past decisions and report the … Continue reading

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How to Define Career Objectives and Preferences

To avoid confusion, this article does not discuss the resume, though aspects do apply to applications and interviews. Instead, let’s revert to square one—the stage before your job hunt commences. It’s important to first assess career objectives and preferences in … Continue reading

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Job Hunting while Employed—an Ethical Discussion

Rumours and speculation damage credibility, which, in turn, affect your job hunt—so be discreet if employed but interested in other opportunities. Updating social profiles carelessly (i.e. posting about new jobs) and behaving differently in the office are two red flags … Continue reading

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RBC Joins TD and CIBC in Backing CanWIT

Recently announced, the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) became the third financial institution to sponsor the non-profit Canadian Women in Information Technology (CanWIT), an organization dedicated to promoting young women in tech-based roles. Through this agreement, each organization will contribute … Continue reading

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How Long Does It Take to Land a Career?

Although more anecdotal than scientific, job seekers can anticipate one month of hunting per $10,000 salary. Under this guideline, a $50,000 candidate must hold steady for upwards of five months, just as a $100,000+ candidate needs to wait a year. This … Continue reading

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