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Tips, Traps and Tactics for Job Seekers

By Marc Belaiche, CPA, CA & Joseph Thomas There is a high probability that many job seekers have heard the following phrase at some point during their search: ‘90% of jobs are not advertised’. However, based on current trends and an article by The Wall Street Journal (January 9, 2013), this number is estimated to […]

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Best Practices For Finding a Job Through Social Media

 Written By: Marc Belaiche, CA Best practices for finding a job through social media outlets. Social Media has exploded as a tool for just about everything – reconnecting with long lost friends, learning about deals for products and services and seeking new employment opportunities. Companies are increasingly using social media to promote their job openings […]

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Upward Career Progression – Make it Work in N.W.T.

Advance your life with upward career progression. Make it work it the Northwest Territories. An acquaintance of mine once told me that he had a career plan to ‘bank on’. Of course he did, working in the financial services sector. He worked for a well-known commercial bank. Working as a teller, in a major city, […]

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Corporate Culture Issues

   Clashes in Corporate Culture What is culture, and why does it matter in the workplace? Culture is the collection, and immersion in customs, and traditions of a group of people that originate from a certain geographical location. These behavioral traits, and participation in customs, affect a person’s involvement with other people, who are outside […]

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Life Plan – Is there one for you?

I used to work for a company that provided career coaching and job search assistance. One of the services we offered clients was a Market Evaluation Report. This document gave job searchers a glimpse at the future of their career and their place in it. We researched wages, employment projects, training opportunities and vacancies or […]

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Changing Career Path

The Changing Career Path – How the Workforce is Changing and What you Need to do About it By Marc Belaiche, CPA, CA and Nicole Paloucci The workforce is constantly evolving and employees need to keep up with it. Temporary workers are on the rise, and even preferred by some employees. According to Statistics Canada, […]

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Mobile is Impacting Recruiting Needs

How the Shift to Mobile is Impacting Recruiting Needs By Marc Belaiche, CPA, CA and Nicole Paloucci The number of job seekers using their mobile device to search for jobs has risen significantly over the last few years. By converting your job postings to a mobile-friendly version, you can increase the number of potential applicants. […]

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Social Media for Work

Using Social Media to your Advantage to Find a New Position By Marc Belaiche, CPA, CA   Social media is here to stay, and when it comes to searching for a job, more people are finding opportunities through these channels.   This article will give you some tips on how to use social media to […]

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Pluses and Minuses Volunteering

By Marc Belaiche, CPA, CA Whether your work experience is rich or minimal, there are many advantages, and some disadvantages, of volunteering if you are searching for a new job. This article explores both sides. Pluses Learn a new skill Volunteering is a great way to learn or develop a new skill that otherwise may […]

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When Does the Interview Actually Start?

Featured in TorontoJobs.ca Newsletter for March 2013 Be confident at all times! Hold your head high – stand tall. When you are invited by an employer to an interview, you should know with certainty that you have been selected. When you are invited to a party or celebration, you believe you received the invitation because […]

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