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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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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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Maintain life and work balance

By Marc Belaiche, CPA, CA & Joseph Thomas The 2012 National Study on Balancing Work and Caregiving in Canada, a survey of over 25,000 employees from public, private and not-for-profit organizations, found that nearly two-thirds of Canadians work more than 45 hours a week. The study also found that the level of life satisfaction among […]

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After Applying for a Job

By Marc Belaiche, CPA, CA & Joseph Thomas This article offers great advice for the process to follow after applying for a job. Active job seekers spend a great deal of time searching through job boards, recruitment sites and other employment resources in the hopes of finding positions that match their skills, knowledge and experience. […]

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How to Be Effective in the Job Search Process

The onus of a solid job search process rests with an applicant. Learn how to be effective in the job search process. While seeking employment, one should, first of all, be sure as to the type of work one wants to accomplish; including specific duties and working hours. Knowing one’s skills and abilities and how […]

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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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