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Minimizing Termination in Interviews

Termination from employment is often shocking to employees, and creates its own set of personal issues. Beyond the personal ramifications, termination can also shed a poor light on an interview. Depending on the circumstances and length of service, loss of references and recommendations can be devastating. When dealing with termination, there are several ways to minimize the issue in an interview: Continue reading

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Making a First Impression

It is often said that we only get one chance at a first impression. As dubious as this statement is, it is in fact true. Before any interviewer has had a chance to ask any questions, they have already made judgements toward your suitability for their environment. By being mindful of your first impression, you can use it to your advantage! Continue reading

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How to Apply for Jobs in Canada

There are several major ways individuals secure employment in Canada. Interviews are customary for interviewers to select the right candidate. How one secures an interview with an organization may be different for every opportunity. Interviews are generally obtained through the submission of résumé, by phone or by visiting the location in person. Employment centres exist across Canada to assist job seekers in completing the necessary self-marketing documents to execute a successful search. Continue reading

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Safety Awareness for Young Workers

Young workers are not always aware of the health and safety expectations of their employers. Employers have a duty to ensure the well-being of their employees with respect to foreseeable issues and dangerous products in the workplace. To help educate young workers, the Industrial Accident Prevention Associate and the Workers Health and Safety Centre have developed information with the support of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board.
The top seven “things you’d better know!” are: Continue reading

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Not Following in the Steps of Dad

I enjoy uncovering the motivation behind why people choose the career paths they do. Some choose careers in their passion. Some choose careers because they believe that is where the money is. Many young men told me that they had chosen their career goals based on what their father had done during their lifetime. Continue reading

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Guerrilla Job Search

Résumés, cover letters and references are all standard items utilized in job search. Many people, once they have created these documents, believe that their work is done, and that the documents will sell themselves. While this is often true for individuals who have strong résumés and experience, it is not the case for everyone. This is especially true for individuals who choose (right or wrong) not to use cover letters. Continue reading