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Archive for the ‘HR Advice’ Category

February 9th, 2017

A Clean Slate: Starting Over Fresh in the New Year

new year, job, hunting, resume, linkedin, network

Whether 2016 was a boom or a bust, you have the chance to start off 2017 with a clean slate. A new year brings new opportunities to replace the job you currently have, to get into the labor market, or to explore career advancement options with your present employer. So read on for some tips […]

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January 29th, 2017

How to prove you’re not overqualified?

How to prove you’re not overqualified?

If you’re looking to take a step back in your career for any reason, you may encounter managing directors who bring up the fact that you’re overqualified for the position you’ve applied for. Frustratingly, this is a common roadblock encountered by people stepping down in their career path. Employers worry about overqualified candidates for a […]

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January 8th, 2017

Customer Service 101

customer service, jobs, opportunities, bcjobs, bctechjobs, customer service

You probably spend a good deal of time thinking about your customers that live outside your company walls. You should: Those new and returning customers can be your brand ambassadors into their own communities and into the community of the internet. But what about the customers who come to work every day—and leave every day […]

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December 12th, 2016

Is a Thank You Email or Gesture really essential for a Job Hunter?

Is a Thank You Email or Gesture really essential for a Job Hunter?

Many job seekers debate the response to this question. Some candidates believe that a thank you gesture is essential while others question whether it is even required. I posed this question to recruiters in leading industries and got an astounding 85% response that a thank you email or gesture is proper protocol.  I have outlined […]

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November 21st, 2016

The Importance of a Professional Social Presence

Social Media

We’ve all heard how important portraying a professional presence online is, however what you don’t hear about is how many jobs are lost solely because of a unprofessional or weak social presence. Without any sense of exaggeration it can be said that social media is a necessity in today’s job world. It’s important you have […]

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November 14th, 2016

The Fundamentals of Good Negotiation

The Fundamentals of Good Negotiation

Whether buying a used car, asking for a discount on your phone contract or discussing salary expectations, negotiations are a fundamental part of everyday life. Know how to negotiate like a pro and you can improve both your finances and your working relationships.   Preparation is key Before you begin negotiating it is important to […]

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November 7th, 2016

Finding your Ideal Career

career, jobs

Worried that you’re pursuing the wrong career path? Haven’t spent enough time considering your options? Not sure you enjoy your current job? While common, these concerns can be signs that it’s time to change your career path. It’s important you often take inventory of your career and life goals and compare them to your current […]

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November 4th, 2016

How to build a strong personal brand and why it matters

How to build a strong personal brand and why it matters

What do Lady Gaga, Oprah and Mark Zuckerberg have in common? Apart from being incredibly successful in their fields, they all have strong personal brands. They are consistent with what messages they relay, we are aware of their values and they have their own style. But in today’s digital world a strong brand is no […]

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October 31st, 2016

How Hobbies and Interests on a Resume Can Take You to the Next Level

How Hobbies and Interests on a Resume Can Take You to the Next Level

If you believe that hobbies and personal interests aren’t relevant to job hunting, you’re making a huge mistake. Companies aren’t looking for workers who mechanically answer phone calls and emails anymore. They’re searching for people who fit their culture and share their vision. Placing a selection of strategic hobbies and interests on a resume will show […]

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October 27th, 2016

5 Tips for Breaking Glass Ceilings

5 Tips for Breaking Glass Ceilings

You have aspirations of working in management or being promoted, but in spite of all your ambition, you feel stuck at your current level with your company. If this sounds familiar, you may have hit a glass ceiling. You can see the path you need to take to reach your goals, but it’s as if […]

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