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Posted May 19, 2015 by

Don’t Have Enough Experience? How to Land the Job Anyway

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Unrecognizable person holding placard with ‘Hire Me’ message. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Are you among those people who don’t have enough experience yet? Don’t worry because experience is not as important as you think. It increases your chances of getting a job significantly, but it is only one consideration and one factor when hiring people. If you have little to no experience, then play it down and emphasize the other factors that will get you hired. Which ones?

Think about it, if you were a manager, would you hire somebody that has little experience but always turns up on time, or somebody with 4 years experience that is frequently late or absent? There is more to getting a job than experience! You need to use and leverage your other qualities and features, whilst playing down your lack of experience. (more…)

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 May 13, 2014 by

5 Simple Ways to Find 9 Hours of Job Search Time Per Week

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Pointing to job search. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Want more time to job search? Would you like to find 9 hours of job search time per week? Do you find yourself asking these questions?

“How am I supposed to look for a job, when I am employed?”

“Finding a job is a full-time job…and I already have a job. How am I supposed to do this?”

Sound familiar? It is a perplexing dilemma in today’s world of over scheduling, multitasking and uber-achievement. But there is help.  These strategies and tools have been time-tested to generate at least 9 hours per week in time that can be used towards a job search, when these tactics are employed consistently and diligently.

Are you up for the challenge? Here goes – 5 Ways to find more hours for your job search: (more…)

Posted April 17, 2014 by

Searching for New Entry Level Jobs on the Down Low? Don’t Make These 3 Mistakes

Young professionals who are searching for new entry level jobs on the down low should be careful to avoid the three mistakes mentioned in the following post.

Some folks just don’t get it. They look for work while employed and make the same mistakes over and over. Too often, those mistakes can cost you future recommendations, opportunities and connections. Even your current job. In our age of access to open work environments, unlimited information and fluctuating privacy

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Posted January 24, 2014 by

Organizing Your Job Search From Start to Finish

Job search and resources surrounding it

Job search and resources surrounding it. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When plotting out a job search, it can often be difficult to organize your process. There are job offers flying left and right, and there are people you could be reaching out to right and left. It’s overwhelming when you don’t have a solid plan, but the following steps will help put some perspective into your job-seeking task list: (more…)