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The Importance of Your References

1 in 3 Job Candidates in Canada Removed from Consideration Following Reference Checks It may be a job seekers’ market, but candidates still need to have everything buttoned up for their search, including a solid reference list, or risk being passed over. In a new survey from global staffing firm, Accountemps, senior managers in Canada ...

Understanding the Intention Behind Each Question

By: Chris Cheung Interviews can be terrifying. It is terrifying, as it is hard to predict what the interview questions will be like. More often than not, the hiring managers like to ask questions about our past experiences. If we have not prepared a story or two to cope with this, we sit tongue-tied. Behavioral Interview Questions ...

Hiring aspiring workers living with mental illness makes both sense and cents

BILL HOWATT AND LOUISE BRADLEY SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2, 2018   Mental Illness Awareness Week runs from Oct. 1-7. Every week in Canada, half a million people call in sick because of a mental health problem or illness. Even more concerning, unemployment rates for people living with a mental illness can be ...

The Make-Or-Break Moment In Any Job Interview: Asking the Right Question

By DAVE COPELAND   You did your research, got a good night’s sleep and answered every question in the interview thoughtfully and articulately. The time you have with the hiring manager is winding down and there is just one more question. “Is there anything you’d like to ask us?” Hiring experts say this may be ...

Not Your Parents’ Career Development

ISA WATSON In today’s world, professional success doesn’t mean what it used to. For my parents, a career meant one thing: progressing through the ranks at a single company, climbing a corporate ladder where growth could be measured through regular raises and promotions. But today, progress in a career is rarely linear. The average millennial changes ...

NEW Hospitality Career Catalyst Program in Trenton

The Career Catalyst program will prepare you for employment and set you on a career building path in the growing and exciting hospitality and tourism industry. Gain the essential skills and obtain certifications to not only enter the field, but to grow your career! To apply, you should be: • Currently unemployed or underemployed • ...