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Prepare for the next steps in your career path by checking out the ideas and insights below. The advice and tips in these articles can help you fine tune your job search, write a better resume, prepare for an interview, or enhance your current position.

Reduce Your Risk for Employment Scams
Searching for a job takes time and effort. It can be a difficult process of hopes raised and hopes dashed before you find the right position. But when you do, the reward seems to be worth the work. However, if the...
 
 
Selection of Career and Job Search Articles - Summer 2015
BrantJobs staff have put together a list of several great articles relating to career development, job searching, and employment opportunities from leading business publications.
 
 
Selection of Career and Job Search Articles - Fall 2014
BrantJobs staff have put together a list of several great articles relating to career development, job searching, and employment opportunities from leading business publications.
 
 
Selection of Career and Job Search Articles - Summer 2014
BrantJobs staff have put together a list of several great articles relating to career development, job searching, and employment opportunities from leading business publications.
 
 
Selection of Career and Job Search Articles - Spring
BrantJobs staff have put together a list of several great articles relating to career development, job searching, and employment opportunities from leading business publications.
 
 
Selection of Career and Job Search Articles - Winter
BrantJobs staff have put together a list of several great articles relating to career development, job searching, and employment opportunities from leading business publications.
 
 
Selection of Career and Job Search Articles - Fall
BrantJobs staff have put together a list of several great articles relating to career development, job searching, and employment opportunities from leading business publications.
 
 
Selection of Career and Job Search Articles - Summer
BrantJobs staff have put together a list of several great articles relating to career development, job searching, and employment opportunities from leading business publications.
 
 
Selection of Career and Job Search Articles
BrantJobs staff have put together a list of several great articles relating to career development, job searching, and employment opportunities from leading business publications.
 
 
Selection of Career and Job Search Articles - January 2013
BrantJobs staff have put together a list of several great articles relating to career development, job searching, and employment opportunities from leading business publications.
 
 
Choosing a Career You Love
The Top 10 Beliefs Stopping You from a Career Change that you are Passionate About!
 
 
A Selection of Career and Job Search Articles
BrantJobs staff have put together a list of several great articles relating to career development, job searching, and employment opportunities from leading Canadian business newspapers.
 
 
Look to Say It As Simply As You Can
Keeping your message both simple in its focus and crystal clear is a key component in getting those you want to receive your message to listen to you.
 
 
Focus in on the Type of Work You are Seeking
A job seeker that is not able to present oneself with a focused approach appears scattered to prospective employers.
 
 
13 Resume Blunders That Can Cost You the Interview
13 common mistake committed by job seekers while writing resume.
 
 
Why Distance Education is an Extremely Popular Trend
In a world that places great importance on professional qualifications and skills, a learning option that allows students to study at a distance is becoming a popular alternative to traditional "bricks and mortar...
 
 
Managing Your Internet Presence
A strong, but appropriate, internet presence may be key to landing your dream job.
 
 
How to Survive a Lengthy Job Search
Great tips and tricks to survive a lengthy job search.
 
 
Interview Preparation: The Value of Research
The job interview can be one of the scariest times in a person’s life. This is why it is so important to prepare properly before the interview has even started.
 
 
Keeping a Positive Attitude
The outlook that we have when approaching a potential position of employment is much more important than most of us realize.
 
 
Craft a 30-second elevator speech to impress potential and current employers and associates
What is an elevator speech? It’s an initial step in making a new contact and building a professional relationship, which is all part of the networking it takes to move your job hunt forward.
 
 
7 Job Hunting Tips You Should Do Before a Job Interview
Job hunters should do specific actions before each job interview. Here are seven job hunting tips that you should do before every job interview – to help you get job offers.
 
 
When Is It Okay To Ask For A Job Lead
You have to follow up because even if you do manage to introduce yourself and get this person on your contact network, if you don’t correspond further, it doesn’t really matter.
 
 
Setting Online Boundaries In Your Job Search
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn. How do you maintain a profile balance between all of these social media tools?
 
 
The 24/7 Job Search
If you put yourself out there day in and day out, you are more likely to be front and center when that ideal job opens up.
 
 
Telephone Interviews
Telephone interviews are different than live interviews and require different strategies for the jobseeker to be successful.
 
 
Beyond the Resume
While a resume is the main way jobseekers market themselves, you may want to add these four marketing materials to your toolkit.
 
 
What a Cover Letter Can Do (That a Resume Can't)
Although it is often seen as stuffy, antiquated, and even frivolous, the cover letter actually has the power to establish the all-important first impression.
 
 
Part-time Jobs, Full Life
With hours that do not reach a full working week in part-time jobs, there is much greater scope for flexibility.
 
 
Job Placement: Pros and Cons
The advantages of using an employment placement agency to find work from college graduates to those who have been in the workforce.
 
 
Questions to Ask on Your Interview
What questions should you be asking your prospective employer to communicate that you are interested and knowledgeable?
 
 
How To Explain Gaps In Your Resume
How to can make your prospective employer see your career break in the right light. 
 
 
Career Change Advice
Changing careers can be a very difficult, especially in this uncertain economy.
 
 
Accomplishments = Job-Hunting Success
Accomplishments are the points that really help sell you to an employer -- much more so than everyday job duties, and you can leverage your accomplishments for job-search success at all stages of the process:...
 
 
Getting My Credentials Recognized
It is important to understand how your profession will evaluate your academic training, your work experience, and your skills and competencies.
 
 
When Looking for Employment, Details Matter
The career market has rarely been full of this many qualified people. Despite the recession, housing crisis, and upcoming election, though, people still get jobs. In order for job searchers to stand out from the...
 
 
Job Interview Preparation
When an employer decides to conduct an interview with you, there are certain things that they are looking for from you. Naturally, you are likely to focus on these things during an interview, but you should remember...
 
 
Resumes Must Have Specific Key Words

"I'm perfect for the position. So why didn't you call me?" Have you ever thought or said something similar to this?  The answer to that question in my experience is that candidates...

 
 
Improve Online Job Searching
Maximize your chances of finding a job without even leaving your desk.  Your resume is posted on all of the career sites and you read postings every day, but are you really tapping into the full potential of the...
 
 
Job Search Stalled? Do What the Pros Do.
If your search isn't delivering the results you want, taking too long, or stalled here are a few tips the pro's do to get it back on track.
 
 
Quick Tips to Improve Your Resume
In times of recession, getting a job is tricky for a variety of reasons. So if you want your job application to stand out, you need to write a CV or resume that will be noticed. In this article you will find plenty of...
 
 
Job Interview Tips
Many job seekers going after the same few available positions. It is very important for you to be prepared for the job interview.
 
 
Wrongful Dismissal Law in Canada
In wrongful dismissal cases, the wrong suffered by the employee is the breach by the employer of the implied contract term to give reasonable notice before terminating the contract of employment. Damages are awarded to...
 
 
Employment Insurance in Canada
In Canada the Employment Insurance (EI) provides financial assistance to citizens who have lost their jobs. The working scheme of EI is similar to car insurance while you work you pay premiums to be entitled to...
 
 
Career Advice For New Graduates
New graduates often need some career advice to get them started on the right career path, and to land that all-important first job.
 
 
Winning Job Search Case Study
Read about a highly successful job search campaign that landed results.  You can learn what works, even in a tough economy.  Get started today.
 
 
Afraid of Losing Your Job?
With the daily news of downsizing and company failures, many people are becoming afraid that they could become unemployed.
 
 
Tips To Survive a Layoff
Don't let a layoff throw your life off track. Use these tips and successfully manage to thrive not just survive after you get laid off.
 
 
The Hidden Job Market
This article discusses the different job avenues available, and how you can benefit from understanding their untapped potential. There are two types of job market: The Advertised Job...
 
 
All About Apprenticeships
What are apprenticeships all about? How do you go about learning more?
 
 
The Cover Letter: Targeting Your Job Application
The cover letter allows you to tailor your application to each specific employment opportunity. Thus, there is no reason to have a single, generic cover letter.