Knowledge and advice to help you on your job search.

Working with a Recruiter

Video Tip: Working with a Recruiter

Recruiters have access to roles with employers that sometimes never make it onto job boards. We call this the “hidden job market” and it’s one of the many benefits of working with a recruiter. A skilled recruiter can also provide job search advice, resume and interview tips, and more!

Resumes & Cover Letters

Your resume is the dynamite in your job search toolkit. Its sole purpose is to sell you to a prospective employer and convince them to bring you to the next stage of the hiring process, supported by your cover letter. Here are our tips for writing effective resumes and cover letters:

Video Tip: Resume Formatting

Video Tip: Making Your Resume Stand Out

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Interviews

Face-to-face interviews are a major step in the hiring process, and one that strikes fear in the hearts of many a job seeker. But fear not! After many years of conducting literally thousands of interviews, we’ve collected our top tips on how to ace them:

Video Tip: Preparing for an Interview

Video Tip: Questions to Ask an Interviewer

Video Tip: Video Interviews (Skype, Facetime, etc.)

Video Tip: Behavioural Interviews

Webinar Recording: How to Ace Behavioural Interviews, presented by Angela Champ

Salary Negotiations

Once you’ve made it through the interview process and an employer is ready to hire you, your final step is to negotiate salary, benefits and other forms of compensation. Learn more about how to navigate this process:

Video Tip: Salary Negotiations

Webinar Recording: Salary Negotiations – Knowing Your Value and Getting to a Win-Win

Job & Culture Fit

People are usually looking for jobs that aren’t just the right match for their skillset, experience and education, but are also the right fit for your working style, values and goals. We use our Workstyle & Performance Profile to bring a scientific approach to assessing fit.

Video Tip: Job & Culture Fit

Webinar Recording: Leveraging Your Work Style for Job & Culture Fit, presented by Natalie Souresrafil

Social Media

Social media has become a key part of job hunting and hiring. It allows job seekers to learn more about potential employers and vice versa. In some cases, social media sites also offer their own online job boards (such as LinkedIn Jobs and Facebook Jobs). As a candidate, you should be mindful about what you post on social media (what impression are you leaving for a potential employer?) but you should also think of social media as a powerful tool to help in your job search.

Video Tip: Your Social Media Presence

Webinar Recording: How to Optimize LinkedIn to Build Your Personal Brand, presented by Dr. Howie Outerbridge

Elevator Pitches

Video Tip: Elevator Pitches

An elevator pitch or elevator speech is a concise and impactful description of who you are and what you offer. It’s called an elevator pitch because you should be able to deliver it in no more than 20 seconds, roughly the duration of an elevator ride with someone you’ve just met.

Job Seeker Blog

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5 Quick Boosts for your Afternoon Slump

November 8th, 2019|Comments Off on 5 Quick Boosts for your Afternoon Slump

We’re all susceptible to the occasional afternoon lull—that 3pm slump where it’s hard to concentrate or focus on your tasks. Here are 5 ways you can give yourself an energy boost and stay productive through [...]

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5 Things that Scare Away Potential Employers

October 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

At Halloween we all like a good scare; haunted houses, spooky costumes and ghost stories are all part of the fun. But when it comes to your job search, we want to make sure there’s [...]

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How to Give Notice and Leave a Job on Good Terms

October 4th, 2019|Comments Off on How to Give Notice and Leave a Job on Good Terms

Starting a new job can be intimidating, especially leaving a place where you understood the culture, knew your role and built long-lasting relationships. While you may be focused on making a good impression when you [...]

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6 Resume Mistakes to Avoid

October 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Recruiters and hiring managers typically spend less than a minute on the first read of a resume, so you need to make a great impression right away. In addition to the other resume tips provided [...]

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