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Do Employers Socially Screen Job Applicants?

Professionals use social networking to land jobs and advance their careers. When job hunting, a strong personal brand can boost the chances of getting an interview, but those who’ve yet to consider their online image may be in for some surprises. … Continue reading

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The Canadian Job Market’s Startling Results Corrected

Last month, Statistics Canada tallied the nation’s job market activity and arrived at an alarming conclusion: a net gain of only 200 positions in July. The increase of 60,000 part-time jobs did little to offset the loss of 59,700 full-time … Continue reading

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Common Types of Interviews

Screening Interviews Employers often screen candidates over the phone before conducting in-person interviews. This gives recruiters a chance to preview an applicant to determine if he or she fits the job’s full profile. Body language does not count here, so note … Continue reading

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The Bilingual Job Seeker in Canada

IT professionals need to know many programming languages, but how about human languages? The fact that Canada boasts two official languages should indicate the fact job seekers with knowledge of French and English possess an advantage. But did you know they … Continue reading

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Best Day of the Week to Job Hunt

The title of this post is at best subjective. If posed as a question, it is nearly unanswerable to the degree that different companies employ different hiring procedures, thus making the “ideal” day for job hunters difficult to determine. For … Continue reading

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How to Assess a Job Offer

An interview reveals a lot about a candidate; it also shows candidates a little bit about the employer. Though we often focus on the job hunt – seeking, applying and seizing positions – the moments before signing with a company … Continue reading

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The Most Popular Programming Languages of 2014

IT professionals need to seize every advantage when career hunting. Despite the importance of soft skills and experience, workers can surpass their competition by adding a few new programming languages to their resume. But which language to start with? Below … Continue reading

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