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The 10 Skills You’ll Need for the Jobs of 2020

Peter Harris| May 17, 2014 11:17 am Demographics, cultural trends, and new technologies are rapidly changing the job market. People are living much longer than we used to. New technologies and automation are rapidly replacing repetitive jobs. New communication tools are eliminating formerly popular mediums for disseminating information (good-bye printed newspapers) at the same time ...

6 Job Fair Etiquette Tips

Have you been to a Career Fair lately? Now that the Canadian economy is bouncing back, Career Fairs – events where you get to meet face-to-face with employers that are hiring – are returning. But don’t just show up in jeans and T-shirt. There are protocols to follow that prove you have good manners as ...

Networking: Making it Work For You

You’ve heard it time and time again: networking is key to one’s job search. Whether just starting out or mid-career, the common refrain elevates the act of networking to some sort of silver bullet, without which one’s career trajectory is limited. There is much truth to that assumption. But considering the overabundance of “must-attend” events these ...

Behavioural Interview Questions

You’ve secured and interview…yay for you! Now what? You need to prepare! The best way to prepare for any interview is to practice interview questions. There are the easier ones of course such as “What are your strenghts, weaknesses, etc.” But what about those situational questions that leave you stumped?? Below is a link that ...

How to Get a Seasonal Job

By Caroline Zaayer Kaufman, Monster Contributing Writer This year’s holiday hiring season is expected to be the best it’s been in several years, and around half of hiring managers expect new hires to stay on past the holidays, according to CBS News. Most people immediately think of retail when seeking seasonal work, but there are ...