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Selection of Career and Job Search Articles - Summer 2015

A Selection of Career and Job Search Articles

Some of the Season's Best Articles from Leading Business Publications

Compiled by: BrantJobs Staff
Source: The Globe and Mail, The Financial Post, and Business Insider

BrantJobs staff have put together a list of several great articles relating to career development, job searching, and employment opportunities from leading business publications.


Four things Google found that didn’t matter in the hiring process

How can a company hire the best people?  Often a hire that was pegged to be a star lost his or her appeal almost as fast as the flavour of a piece of bubble gum. This is an age old business challenge for entrepreneurs, small businesses and large corporations alike.

Looking for a new job but want to keep your employer in the dark?

The need for change, career advancement or, the ever-popular, dead-end job are just a few reasons professionals give when they are on the hunt for a new job. But as everyone knows, it can be tricky looking elsewhere for a new position without raising suspicion at your current workplace. During your search, keep in mind it’s not only the unemployed looking for jobs, individuals just like you are also out looking for new positions.

How to win over your new boss and colleagues

For the first few months at a new job, all eyes are on you. Behind the scenes, you’re assessed on performance, attitude and fit to ultimately determine your long-term suitability within the organization. While it can be exciting to be a new employee — a clean slate and a chance to offer a fresh perspective — it’s also the time when you should be most critical of your work. Below are four tips for winning over your new boss and colleagues.

Three questions unemployed job seekers don’t want to hear

As the weeks and months pass by with no luck on the job front, there are questions you encounter that can add insult to injury. While it’s true that these cringe-worthy queries from family, friends, acquaintances and even strangers are typically asked out of care rather than malice, brewing up an answer can be frustrating.


Court of social media can put your job in jeopardy

Canadian employees need to think twice about their off-hours actions as the line between our professional and personal lives continues to blur with social media making sure our antics away from work can get back to our employer far too quickly.

My job is nothing like what was promised to me 

There are plenty of unadvertised or "hidden" jobs out there, but discovering them takes a little bit of luck and a lot of smart discovery tactics.

Interviewed for a job? Prepare to wait

Unfortunately, common decency and respect for candidates’ time have not improved over the years, according to a recent study by the research arm of Glassdoor, a site where employees can review companies anonymously. The study, which drew from 340,000 job interview reviews in five countries, showed that wait times post-interview ranged from 22.1 days in Canada to 31.9 days in France in 2014. In Canada, that’s up from 12 days just four years ago.

Help: My colleague acts as though she’s the boss

However, she acts like I work for her – not with her. She has anger management issues and will yell and become visibly angry when something does not go her way. She makes decisions without consulting me, and then expects me to implement them.


25 résumé mistakes you need to fix right now

You may be perfect for the job, but if your résumé has just one typo, if it's formatted poorly, or you use the wrong font, it could easily end up in the "no" pile.

10 simple ways to make a great first impression in your job interview

The first few minutes of an interview are crucial and can be a make-or-break factor. First impressions are really important and will last long after you leave the room. Learning how to make a memorable impact in a few minutes is a powerful tool that applies to all interviews.


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