How jobseekers can overcome being ‘overqualified’

It’s ironic isn’t it? You work hard your whole life, climbing the corporate ladder. You gather valuable skills and knowledge along the way. You become a better you every single day you step out of that office. Then when you unexpectedly find yourself looking for work, the “overqualified” hammer falls on you. Perhaps you’re moving to […]

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Give yourself a post-interview self-review

Great interview, not so great response? Do a post-interview self-review The interview ended and as you walked out of the building, you genuinely felt good. In your opinion, everything went very well. You felt that you did a great job in answering all their questions. In fact, the interviewer assured you that you were impressive […]

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7 LinkedIn mistakes you may be making

Do you feel like your LinkedIn profile isn’t getting the attention it deserves? Frustrating isn’t it? You’ve finally hopped on the LinkedIn bandwagon, creating that “All-Star” profile, only to wake up every morning to 0 notifications in your app. And when you’re on the hunt for a job, that’s not the kind of morning you […]

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6 questions your references may be asked

How to ace the candidate reference check when looking for a job When Canadian hiring managers look for a great candidate to fill the required role, they know it’s easy to get swept up by a well-rounded resumé and impressive interview. While those are certainly a promising sign, to really understand whether you would be […]

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How to find a recruiter to help you find a job

When a recruiter ignores you, it hurts. If you’ve been on a job search for weeks or even months, those agonizing days takes it’s toll on you. And when recruiters ignore your requests for available opportunities and never get back to you, you start to doubt your skills and wonder if you are good enough […]

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6 effective networking strategies for immigrant women

Hard work will make you successful, right? Wrong. I landed in Canada in 2013. As a newcomer, I quickly joined organizations and participated in programs thinking that I would build my dream career in the best way possible. But, at some point, I realized that every single person I was meeting would tell me: “if […]

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Get the job with a great value proposition letter

Outshine everyone with a value proposition letter that sets you apart As a potential job candidate, you are aiming to outshine the competition in many ways. To make that happen, you need to let your hiring manager know what value you can bring to the table and how you are uniquely qualified to help the […]

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11 strategies for newcomers to win the job search game

In my years of experience as a career counsellor working with immigrants, I have met many highly skilled professionals who came to Canada to find a better life for themselves and their families. Many come from countries where the type of degrees, the quality and name of their educational institution, and their experience are enough […]

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