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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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New Job First Ninety Days

Written By: Marc Belaiche, CA Congratulations! You were hired for the new job and proved you were the best candidate for the position. Now comes the next challenge − the probation period. With any new position, no matter what level, the first 90 days are crucial. This article outlines some ways to make a positive […]

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I’ll Take Any Job

Written By: Marc Belaiche, CA Many times when I ask a jobseeker what kind of position they’re looking for, the response is “I’ll take anything”. As a jobseeker, there are challenges with this approach, and this article looks at the pros and cons to consider when seeking a new position. PROS Showcase your talent Demonstrating […]

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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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Interview Your Interviewer

Interview Your Interviewer – Ask Great Questions During Your Interview Be a confident and assertive career candidate. Do not seem desperate or needy. You are at the interview to determine with the interviewer if the position being advertised is a match with your skill set.  Be a professional candidate and manage yourself properly during the […]

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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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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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Checking References Very Important

By Marc Belaiche, CPA, CA In a previous article, I wrote about tips on conducting proper reference checks (see http://www.cpasource.com/employerGlobal/initViewArticleAction.do?id=104002&lang=en_CA). This article covers why reference checking has become a vital step in the hiring process for all organizations. Tougher Job Market Given the economic downturn of recent years, some job seekers may be more likely […]

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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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