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Didn’t get the job, but didn’t get feedback? Here’s how to handle it.

In dating or job-hunting, we all just need some closure. We’ve all been there:  You make the shortlist for a particular job, and maybe even have a preliminary interview; you get psyched up about it, do your research, envision yourself working in a new environment, and check your voicemail and email 42 times a day […]

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New job? Your first 4 weeks will determine long-term success – or failure.

When I started high school, my mother was at pains to impress the following advice on me: “It’s very important that you get a reputation as a first-class student right from the beginning. It’s about expectations: If  teachers approach your work expecting it to be worthy of an A, they’ll be less critical; if they […]

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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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Why you might love being a contractor

There are more opportunities for independent contractors than ever before. Here’s why it might be a perfect fit for you. One of the ways that many Canadian organizations have coped with the uncertain economy in the past few years is by increasing their reliance on contract workers: People who aren’t regular full-time employees, but who […]

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