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It’s Your Kid’s Career

LEAH EICHLER – Special to The Globe and Mail I experienced a huge parenting wake-up call this year when my 10-year-old son starting asking for chores so that he could earn money to eat lunch outside school with his friends. I panicked the first time he left the school property, watching my phone obsessively for most ...

The Biggest Mistakes on Resumes

Laszlo Bock SVP, People Operations at Google The Biggest Mistakes I See on Resumes, and How to Correct Them I’ve sent out hundreds of resumes over my career, applying for just about every kind of job. I’ve personally reviewed more than 20,000 resumes. And at Google we sometimes get more than 50,000 resumes in a ...

Bring Your Sixth Sense to a Job Interview

Janis Foord Kirk – The interview is tomorrow and you’re ready, fully prepared. Or, so you think. You know that your qualifications and credentials fit the job. You have extra copies of your resume and a list of references. You’ve considered the questions you’re likely to be asked and practiced answering them. You’ve researched the ...

Mental Health in the Job Search

10 simple strategies to manage anxiety, depression and stress when looking for work By Leo Holdstock, M.C.(Psyc.), C.C.C. August 7th, 2014 Strapped finances, stigma, and pressure from all corners are just some of the reasons why job seekers shoulder a heavy stress burden, suffer from anxiety, and sometimes spiral into depressive states. Despite these challenges, ...

Welcome to the September edition of the Career Edge newsletter. This month we talk about Second Career and whether it’s right for you. In the Prince Edward County edition, we  talk about ‘Getting Around Prince Edward County’. A survey to see what kind of transportation is needed to get around in the County. For the latest ...

Making Your Hiring Mistakes Right…#1

Everyone looks at recruitment process as the most daunting one! Yes it is…But, apart from being challenging, it is cost-intensive too! Whether you bring in a candidate directly, or take help from a hiring agency, you end up exploiting your resources, time and money. So, if it is so resource and cost intensive, why do ...