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Four Things We Can Learn From Harvard Students (that don't know the capital of Canada)
A group of students at the top notch American university were recently asked, “What is the capital of Canada?” Here’s what we can all learn from their rather astonishing answers.

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Job Seeker Auctions Himself Off On Ebay
After applying to hundreds of jobs without success, one young candidate resorted to extreme measures to grab the attention of potential employers. He sold himself online. Here’s what happened.

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Six Reasons To Stop Worrying About Your Dream Job
A recent BMO survey found that nearly half of Canadians are working at their dream jobs. We surveyed Workopolis users to see how close they are to their goals. Here’s what you told us, and why it’s okay if you haven’t found your ‘dream job’ yet.

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How One E-mail Can Land Your Dream Job
The true story of a recent grad who put it all on the line for a long shot at his dream job. Read the actual email that he sent directly to the founders of the company he wanted to work for – and find out what happened next.

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What it Takes to Work for a Start-Up Company
Have you ever considered working for a start-up organization? While certainly not for the faint of heart, there are many benefits to being part of this vibrant community. Here’s what it takes to survive in this environment.

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Five Things Job Seekers Can Learn From The U.S. Government Shutdown
It is impossible to turn on any news channel in recent days without being bombarded with events from the recent U.S. government shutdown. Fortunately, there are some valuable career lessons that we can all take away from the political impasse.

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The Three I's of the Job Search
Typically, if a candidate begins every sentence with ‘I,’ they run the risk of sounding too self-centred and turning an employer off. However, using these three I words can lead to a dynamic and proactive approach to looking for a job.

 articlesymbol01 How Social Media Has Messed Up the Job Search
Social media has become a crucial part of a successful job search. While using the latest networking tools to find a new job can definitely give your career a boost – being on these platforms also means you have to constantly think like a job seeker – even when you’re not looking for a job.
 articlesymbol01 Market Yourself Like a Pro!
There is a lot of competition in the job search! What is going to set you apart from others? How you brand yourself in the job market will make all the difference in the world!

 

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