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Posted October 21, 2014 by

7 Underused Job Search Tricks for Grads

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Portrait of a young woman in an academic gown, future trends. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Grads looking for work have it tough, as they try to enter a difficult job market while also trying to learn the intricacies of a job search. They don’t yet know for themselves what works in a job search and what doesn’t.

For most inexperienced job seekers, the main strategy is simply to apply for jobs on major job boards, not realizing that most job openings aren’t ever posted on the likes of Monster or Workopolis. So if you want to make the most out of your job search, here are 7 job search tricks and resources that are underused by grads. (more…)

Posted April 09, 2014 by

How to Cold Call for an Internship or Job

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A hand picking up a black retro phone. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Cold Calling is typically the step after you have sent a cold email. Cold Calling is generally looked down upon unless you have already sent an email beforehand. If they don’t respond then it’s okay to cold call but don’t expect to have the full conversation right then.

There are 3 types of cold calls.

1) A complete cold call where there has been no previous contact. This is the hardest one to pull off. (I strongly suggest sending the email before, even if they don’t respond. It gives an excuse for calling)

2) You sent a cold email and they agreed to speak with you on the phone.

3) You were referred over by a friend or colleague, but have never spoken with the person before. (more…)