Careers 2016 - Realities & Remedies

Careers 2016 - Realities & Remedies

Back in 2009, I gravitated toward Twitter and Linkedin and gained expertise in those social platforms because I knew they would have a foothold in job searching. And so were podcasts-the revolution of learning. Two supposed trends that became mainstays and invaluable job search tools. As a seasoned career professional, I held unbridled faith that career issues would continue to evolve...

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7 Job Search Hacks You Should Know

7 Job Search Hacks You Should Know

By now you’re probably familiar with the hard-and-fast rules of the job search. Rules pertaining to elements like the best websites to look for jobs on and how to dress for your interview have probably become redundant, too, as many job seeker resources are quick to reiterate them. While many of these rules still apply, there are also plenty of outside-the-box tactics that will help you save time and energy on your job search.

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Podcast: How to embrace a networking mentality

Podcast: How to embrace a networking mentality

In the latest episode of CareerCloud Radio we’ll be speaking with Brian Howard a Certified Career Management Coach, a Certified Job Search Strategist, a Certified Professional Resume Writer, and an actively practicing executive recruiter. He has helped thousands of job seekers over his 24 year recruiting career. It is from this experience and knowledge that he wrote The Motivated Networker. 

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5 Tips to Grab the Hiring Manager's Attention & Get the Interview

 5 Tips to Grab the Hiring Manager's Attention & Get the Interview

You finally stumbled upon a job that you wanted so much, but one problem occurs – too many people applied for it. When there are dozens of applications, hiring managers often look for those that are standing out and are special/creative. However, application letter and application form are not the only things that you can do in order to have manager’s attention. Here is a list of 5 tips that can help you with attention grabbing and landing a job.

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Passion and purpose: how working for NFPs can help you and your career

Passion and purpose: how working for NFPs can help you and your career

Have you ever thought about working in the not for profit industry? If so, it’s likely you’re already the sort of person who thinks about others. But even the most altruistic person can gain significant personal benefits from working for a cause they believe in. Within this industry, you not only have the opportunity to make a huge difference in the world, but you have the opportunity to grow yourself personally and professionally. 

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7 Tips for Marketing Yourself

7 Tips for Marketing Yourself

You might have a flawless resume, all the qualifications in the world and years of valuable experience but that doesn’t mean you're going to get the job. No matter what industry you’re in, the job market is tough to crack, with tens or even hundreds of candidates in the running for any one position at a time. So to maintain a competitive edge, you need to be able to market yourself effectively.

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5 Ways to Prep for the Interview

5 Ways to Prep for the Interview

One of the most important aspects of the job hunting process is interview prep. Without proper preparation for an interview, job hunters significantly reduce their chances of making a great first impression and landing a job. Taking the time to thoroughly research the company you will be interviewing with is the key to interview prep.  Here are 5 research tips that will help you effectively prepare for an interview and increase your likelihood of putting an end to your job search.

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6 Reasons Why You Should Consider Working For A Startup

6 Reasons Why You Should Consider Working For A Startup

The thought of working for a small company that has just started might seem a little bit daunting. Everyone has heard the horror stories. Long working hours, lower salaries, tiny office spaces... but is working for a startup company really all doom and gloom? Definitely not. In fact, working for a startup company might just be one of the most rewarding things you could do in your professional career. Here are 6 reasons why you should consider working for a startup at least once in your life.

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Podcast: Addressing Cultural Fit in Your Interview

Podcast: Addressing Cultural Fit in Your Interview

Increasingly, candidates need to have great storytelling skills to be the one to land the job. In the latest episode of CareerCloud radio we'll chat with Marty Parker….Marty is the author of "Culture Connection: How Developing a Winning Culture Will Give Your Organization a Competitive Advantage." He is also the CEO of Waterstone Human Capital, a retained executive search firm in Toronto Canada ...and he writes a career column for the Globe and Mail.

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Prepare for Job Hunting in a Modern World

Prepare for Job Hunting in a Modern World

The average job hunter knows that effective resume is the key to success, and it should be posted on the most popular sites to get noticed by the potential employer. Also, common knowledge states that a seeker should be active and apply online by visiting special sites to make more employers see their resume. This technique however should not be the first way to go because the resume posted online should pass a round of robots that scan the net for keywords.

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Online Job Platforms for Writers and Editors

Online Job Platforms for Writers and Editors

We live in an ever-increasing online world, connected at all times and able to access nearly anything imaginable with a few clicks. This world has opened up an incredible opportunity for many to forego the traditional 9 to 5 desk job, and instead choose to work from home. Whether it's because there are children at home to take care of, or just because they would prefer to stay in their pjs all day, writers and editors are taking advantage of this opportunity and earning a great living from the comfort of their own home.

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The World's Most Attractive Employers

The World's Most Attractive Employers

Each year Universum suveys over one million career seekers from dozens of countries asking them which employers they hold in highest regard. The rankings not only chart the fortunes of individual companies’ talent-attraction efforts, but also document industry-level pressures and students’ shifting ideas about what defines an ideal employer. Today's podcast with guest Dustin Clinard will detail some of those findings.

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5 Careers for the Adventurous Soul

5 Careers for the Adventurous Soul

Does the idea of a standard 9 to 5 job make you cringe? Does the thought of sitting at a desk all day make you want to cry? Are you afraid you may never find your place in the workforce because none of these jobs made you giddy with excitement? If this is the case for you, consider a few careers that are perfect for the adventurous soul.

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How To Be A Career Coach To Yourself

At some point in your career, you may have felt the need to seek some insight and motivation. Well, for many, career coaching is the ideal solution. It is designed to equip people with the necessary knowledge, tools and opportunities to succeed in their career plans. It also helps to bridge the gap between their current situations and where they desire to be in the future in terms of goals and long-term plans.

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