Category Archives: Career planning

How to Ace a Phone Interview – WSJ.com

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124390348922474789.html Until recently, candidates could often breeze through most phone interviews in 10 minutes or less by answering a few softball questions. Little preparation was necessary, and most people could expect to be invited for a “real” interview before hanging up. These days, job hunters are finding that they need to reserve an hour or […]

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Search Jobs. Find the Right Career. Get Employed. | Workopolis

http://www.workopolis.com/work.aspx?action=Transfer&View=Content/Common/WorkLoginView&lang=EN&theme=work While I’m on the subject (and still trying to get my enthusiasm going), I’ll forego bitching about how terrible Monster.com is, and instead heap praise on Workopolis. There are a LOT of crappy job boards out there, but Workopolis isn’t one of them. Fast, easy to use, and with some very handy little tweaks […]

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Tough Job Requirements Image

http://www.bestviral.com/image/6v/tough_job_requirements My craptacular job’s up at the end of this week, and while I can’t wait to be shot of it, I’m getting angst-y about job-searching in the current economic climate. This classified ad harkens back to the experiences from my last frustrating period of unemployment.

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Cover Letters

http://www.coverletterexamples.net/ I’m Stumbling out of spite at my craptacular job. SU offers me a page of cover letters. Coincidence? I’m choosing to believe not.

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35 cool and inspirational business card designs | CrazyLeaf Design Blog

http://www.crazyleafdesign.com/blog/35-cool-and-inspirational-business-card-designs/ Every second Stumble these days seems to bring me to the same business card photos (on different websites, of course). The good ideas are always good, but really, this is becoming a little redundant. (Job pun fully intentional.)

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Are you in career transition? Been laid off? Want a new job? | VocationVacations®

http://www.vocationvacations.com/ “Vocation Vacation” hooks you up with people doing your dream job, to let you experience whether or not the reality lives up to the expectations. It’s a great idea, but is currently available only in the US and UK. When it arrives in Canada, I’ll change my thumb direction; until then, however, I’m disappointed.

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Why do people spend 4-5 years at University, but they can’t get a job? • Website Design and Development

http://www.tailored.com.au/getting-a-job.htm Try to get past the fact that the author’s writing skills are at the “make penis fast!!!” level, as there is some solid info here about what employers want in an application. I’m keeping this on file for when my Big Plans have come to fruition.

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Should You Quit Your Job?

http://www.blogthings.com/shouldyouquityourjobquiz/outcome.php Your Job Dissatisfaction Level is 68% Your job is a total bummer, and probably the worst job you’ve ever had. Your co-workers stink. Your boss is a jerk. And your company is probably in trouble. Think about finding a new job quickly, even if it’s just a not-so-great transition job. You’ve got to get […]

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http://www.jobsetc.ca/content_pieces.jsp?category_id=201&crumb=1241&crumb=163&crumb=145 I’ve just updated my resume using the suggestions online at the Government of Canada site. I feel a lot more confident in my cover letter, at the very least – fingers crossed!

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Job Hunt Articles – Tips for Finding Jobs | Monster.ca

http://assessment.monster.ca/articles/hate%5Fjob/ Very basic, but sometimes simplicity helps when you’re looking for a kick in the ass. As the review says, life is too short to be spent wishing you were somewhere else!

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