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You’ve received two job offers in one week. How do you decide?

It happens more often than you think:  You’ve been looking for a new job for ages without success, and then suddenly you receive two job offers more or less simultaneously. Why does this happen?  Well, it’s probably because as you’ve gone through the job-seeking process, you’ve gotten better at targeting the right opportunities for you, […]

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Avoiding the Job Interview Overshare

The job interview is oftentimes the last barrier to entry that prospective employees face when attempting to land a new job. From the employer’s perspective, the job interview is meant to accomplish three major things. First, the employer is interested in making sure that you have the requisite skills to actually perform the tasks you’re […]

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Why Burning Employment Bridges is Never a Good Idea

The working world is smaller than you think. Leaving a bad impression can have long-term consequences. Last week I was out for dinner with a friend who related this story: Three years ago, she was working as the marketing director for a small-but-growing business, which needed a junior designer-slash-social media manager to support increased demand […]

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Looking for your first job in Canada? 5 tips to make it easier.

  If you’re a new Canadian, it’s a good time to look for your first job here in Canada: With many fields experiencing ongoing talent shortages, and more Canadian organizations establishing diversity hiring mandates, employers are increasingly interested in candidates from ‘diverse’ groups. But job-hunting standards can vary from country to country. So if you’re […]

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5 Worst Things to do in a Job Interview

Although most of the people we work with are young professionals with the common sense to avoid particularly egregious blunders during the interview stage, it’s not uncommon to hear a story from a potential employer that has us shaking our heads. No judgement. It can be nerve-wracking. The following blog post is a non-exhaustive list […]

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