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How to Let Your People Skills Shine at Networking Events

How to Let Your People Skills Shine at Networking Events | Job Search | Scoop.it
As opposed to popular belief, networking is not about selling yourself.  It is about engagement with others and making purposeful and meaningful connections – some of which will turn into prosperous business opportunities and relationships.  The key ingredient to networking success is to focus more other others and less on yourself. Networking is an excellent …
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Great advice on 'small talk' at networking events by Erin Crotty of Bloomstra Consulting. 
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Creating Your Resume Just Got a Whole Lot Easier with Microsoft and LinkedIn

Creating Your Resume Just Got a Whole Lot Easier with Microsoft and LinkedIn | Job Search | Scoop.it
Figuring out how to put your best foot forward can be challenging when you’re looking for a new opportunity. Your LinkedIn profile should be the first place you go to update your career journey and to reflect your professional experience and interests. Your profile not only helps to establish connections, it ensures that recruiters can find you for new opportunities, and your network can provide the connection to the ones you’re interested in. We also know that a resume is an important part of the recruitment process, and we want your skills, your experiences, and everything you bring to a company to be best represented across your profile and resume.
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Eager to see how this collaboration of LinkedIn and Word will work. The idea of suggesting skills or perhaps phrases from other similar LinkedIn users is interesting and looks easy to use.
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Six Myths About Choosing a College Major

Six Myths About Choosing a College Major | Job Search | Scoop.it
Not all philosophy majors wind up as baristas, and not all engineers get rich. Here’s what you need to know before making this big decision.
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I see a number students who question their concentration choices.  Usually it's "I chose Accounting because I see there are jobs out there; but now in second year, I'm not liking accounting at all.  What other concentrations can I choose."  Good article about other factors to consider or not consider wrt to choosing a major.
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Five tips for graduating students trying to crack a tough job market

Five tips for graduating students trying to crack a tough job market | Job Search | Scoop.it
Academia offers students a mix of skills and knowledge which result in the ability to think critically and learn. That’s what recent grads should stress during job interviews
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Love the parts about leveraging your personal brand and using your career centre!
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Shopify CMO: The secret to modern marketing is data

Shopify CMO: The secret to modern marketing is data | Job Search | Scoop.it
Understanding analytics is fundamental to the modern marketer, as data further finds its footing among digital marketing plans.
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Love this article on the importance of quantitative skills (data analysis, coding) on Marketing.  A little coding knowledge goes a long way!

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The Most Valuable Transferrable Skills You’ll Gain From Common Summer Jobs | TalentEgg Career Incubator

The Most Valuable Transferrable Skills You’ll Gain From Common Summer Jobs | TalentEgg Career Incubator | Job Search | Scoop.it
Skills you can add to your resume from working these jobs.
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We often hear students say 'I was just a retail clerk or just a lifeguard'.  Here are the transferable skills  from these jobs you can be using on your resume.

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Apply on Mondays, interview in the morning: Successful job search trends revealed - Workopolis

Apply on Mondays, interview in the morning: Successful job search trends revealed - Workopolis | Job Search | Scoop.it
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Apply to jobs on Mondays (Saturday is statistically the worst day); try to schedule interviews in the morning; interviewers take 4 seconds to make an initial impression of you.  Great tips for job search.

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The 25 Hottest Skills That Got People Hired in 2014

The 25 Hottest Skills That Got People Hired in 2014 | Job Search | Scoop.it
Believe it or not, 2014 is almost over and 2015 is right around the corner. With a new year comes new opportunities, and around this time we at LinkedIn are typically asked the following question: “Who’s getting hired and what are they doing?”

To get to an answer, we analyzed the
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Marketing and IS are totally linked in today's world.  Marketing students should have some IS courses in their portfolios and vice versa for IS students.

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How To Answer The ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ Question | CAREEREALISM

How To Answer The ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ Question | CAREEREALISM | Job Search | Scoop.it
The interview question most people say they have the hardest time answering is “Tell me about yourself.” Here's what you should say to your interviewer.
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We think this is such an important interview question, we ask all first year business students to answer it in the mini mock interviews we run with 400+ Intro to Business students. We break the answer into 3 categories - tell me what you are studying (with a possible career focus - not many have a real focus in first year), tell me something high level about where you have worked or volunteered, and tell me something interesting about yourself (hobbies, sports, travel, etc). With a little preparation, students do an excellent job with this question.

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Power Up Your Personal Brand To Land Your Dream Job | CAREEREALISM

Power Up Your Personal Brand To Land Your Dream Job | CAREEREALISM | Job Search | Scoop.it
What do Sir Richard Branson and Lady Gaga have in common? Here are some tips to power up your personal brand like they have.
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Personal branding and storytelling.  Good material for the personal brand workshop I deliver to first year students.

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Interview Insider: How to Get Hired at Nordstrom

Interview Insider: How to Get Hired at Nordstrom | Job Search | Scoop.it
One applicant took a recruiter on a video tour of her closet.
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Nordstrom will be in the Rideau Centre by Spring 2015 (?).  

 

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Act Would Protect Unpaid Interns from Abuse | News | The Link

Act Would Protect Unpaid Interns from Abuse | News | The Link | Job Search | Scoop.it
The proposed bill follows the death of Andy Ferguson, an intern at a radio station in Alberta, who died from a head-on collision after working excessive hours without pay. The bill aims to help hundreds of thousands of young Canadians who will undertake internships this year from potentially unscrupulous employers.
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More on these unpaid internships.

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How To Ace A Group Interview, Big Or Small

How To Ace A Group Interview, Big Or Small | Job Search | Scoop.it
The group interview doesn't need to feel scary! Follow our tips and tricks to find out how to handle them and how you can stand out.
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Group interviews can be very scary.  This article provides some handy tips on how to succeed in this type of interview.  More and more companies are gravitating to these group scenerios in an effort to see how you handle yourself in a group setting, how persuasive you can be to change someone's mind (sales!) and, as the article states, how well you listen and pick up information from those around you.  Yet another slide to add to my Interview presentation to 1st year students.  

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The secrets to beating an applicant tracking system (ATS)

The secrets to beating an applicant tracking system (ATS) | Job Search | Scoop.it
Error-prone applicant tracking systems kill 75 percent of job seekers' chances of landing a job as soon as they submit their resumes. Here’s how to get yours past the system.
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Lots of applicant tracking systems out there.  There doesn't seem to be consensus in the industry on how best to deal with these systems, as a job seeker.  This article shares some ideas.
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What You Need to Know About Interviewing in 2018

What You Need to Know About Interviewing in 2018 | Job Search | Scoop.it
The job market is changing and the interview process is changing right along with it. More than ever, companies are on the hunt for employees with stellar soft skills, but they’re struggling to find them. In fact, more than 60% of recruiters indicated that soft skills don’t always come across during the interview process.
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Insights into interviews for 2018.
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Ask These 14 Questions to Stand Out at Every Event You Attend

Ask These 14 Questions to Stand Out at Every Event You Attend | Job Search | Scoop.it
A little prep goes a long way to making a great impression.
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Great questions to have on hand when meeting potential employers.
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Inside A Recruiter’s Head: The Screening Process Broken Down From Posting To Interview | TalentEgg Career Incubator

Inside A Recruiter’s Head: The Screening Process Broken Down From Posting To Interview | TalentEgg Career Incubator | Job Search | Scoop.it
Not sure what recruiters are looking for? Here's how the process works from their point of view!
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Think like a recruiter! #jobsearch

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Unpaid Summer Internships: How Anti-Exploitation Laws Exploit Interns

Unpaid Summer Internships: How Anti-Exploitation Laws Exploit Interns | Job Search | Scoop.it
Academic credit is meant to prevent intern exploitation, but is the law itself exploitative?
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This article is from an American perspective but still has some relevancy here.  Unpaid internships for academic credit - sounds good but doesn't work for everyone.  Not all schools have programs that grant credit for outside work, paid or unpaid.

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How Do Employers Screen Candidates on Social Media? [Infographic] | The Savvy Intern by YouTern

We're well into the Social Age, and many job seekers are leveraging social networks to develop personal brands, job hunt and build their careers.

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Employers are looking at your social media sites! Be sure to portray that professional image.

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Diane Hope's curator insight, April 17, 2015 3:55 AM

Make sure your Social Media Presence is giving the right image.  Increasingly prospective employers will be checking you out.

See the survey results in the following article.  Contact me for further information.

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How big data will change human resources

How big data will change human resources | Job Search | Scoop.it
Human Resource professionals are broadening their skills with big data knowledge.
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It's all about Big Data these days.  This article highlights its use in the HR industry.  If you are a Management/HR student, have some technical skills in this area will go a long way.

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Post-secondary institutions form united front to urge local hiring

Post-secondary institutions form united front to urge local hiring | Job Search | Scoop.it
Ottawa’s post-secondary schools are banding together to sell employers on the benefits of hiring hometown talent.
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Three Ottawa post-secondary institutions band together to help bolster co-op jobs.  Good idea!

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Men’s Style Blog: Navigating formal season | Charlatan

Men’s Style Blog: Navigating formal season   |  Charlatan | Job Search | Scoop.it
The Charlatan, Carleton University's independent student newspaper
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Wanted to save this article to refer to once our Fashion Show comes around again next year.  Tips for the guys.

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Does Resume Length Matter With ATS? | CAREEREALISM

Does Resume Length Matter With ATS? | CAREEREALISM | Job Search | Scoop.it
A frequently discussed resume question is the influence of Applicant Tracking Systems (“ATS”) on the appropriate length of a resume. Does it matter?
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The new-age question on resume length.  Long, to accommodate more key words for an ATS; or short, 1-2 pages to help the recruiter who eventually does read your document?  

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5 Things on Your Resume That Make You Sound Too Old

5 Things on Your Resume That Make You Sound Too Old | Job Search | Scoop.it
Your Resume and Your AgeThe format and contents of your resume says a lot about your age. Age discrimination is a fact of life in today’s job market. This goes both ways for the young and the old. I
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For my 50+ friends:)

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Effective Networking Strategies

Effective Networking Strategies | Job Search | Scoop.it
Like many small business owners, I am both overwhelmed by and open to the unprecedented opportunity presented by the web and social media.  It is my hope and intention with this blog to give my tak...
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Great article and very timely for our accounting students who are in the midst of many September networking events.  Networking does not come naturally to most people but the more you do it, the more comfortable you will get.  

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