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Learning From Rejection

Learning From Rejection

Whether you get an interview or not, it's disappointing not to be selected. The frustration you feel is understandable. But it can affect your self-esteem and confidence, which in turn can affect your subsequent job search activities. You can control this cycle. To...

Needs Assessment

Needs Assessment

Attending to the Basics - Have obtained professional advice regarding separation agreement/severance- Have received sound financial information regarding severance payment, RRSPs, tax implications, etc.- Have filed a benefits claim for E.I. (Employment Insurance) Have...

Behavioural Interview Questions

Behavioural Interview Questions

The interviewer might ask hypothetical (what if) questions designed to test your ability to deal with job-related incidents. It is also common now for skilled interviewers to ask "behaviour description" questions. The purpose of these questions is to find out how...

Thoughts Are Things

Thoughts Are Things

Truly "thoughts are things," and powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and burning desire for their translation into riches, and other material objects. Sly Disguises of Opportunity When the opportunity arrives, it will appear...

Researching The Prospective Employer

Researching The Prospective Employer

The two most critical questions often asked in a job interview are: Why do you want this job?What do you have to offer? If you think about your responses to these questions, you are well prepared for the challenge of the interview. Research confirms that job...

Your Job Search Agenda

Your Job Search Agenda

Much of the anxiety associated with the interview stage has to do with fear of the unknown. Who will be there? What will they ask? There is a perception that the interviewer has all the power, but this is not necessarily true. It is empowering for you to have your...

The Product Is You

The Product Is You

Never before has job search been more challenging. To succeed in getting work in today's competitive and changing market, you need up-to-date, creative job search skills. The job search involves: self-knowledge and self-acceptanceknowledge of the job market and your...

Job Layoff: Attending To The Basics

Job Layoff: Attending To The Basics

Attending to the Basics Some issues need to be dealt with promptly following your layoff: Assessing/negotiating your severance or settlement offerApplying for Employment InsuranceFinancial planningAccessing other supports and services Immediately following the layoff,...

Business Proposals

Business Proposals

The growth of contract work has created an increasing need for written proposals. In networking and discussions with employers, you may be asked to consider taking on a project on a contract basis, which usually means submitting a proposal which states in writing your...

How To Create Warm Contacts

How To Create Warm Contacts

Usually, when you are looking for a job, you would ask for help from family and friends. You would contact these people to ask for information on current job openings, business opportunities, and tips. Your family, relatives, and friends belong to your warm contact...

Is Your Home Business Stressing You Out?

Is Your Home Business Stressing You Out?

Do you want to start a home business? Most people want to work at home for several reasons. What's your purpose? Are you tired of having that boss breathing down your neck? Are you looking for something that can bring in some additional income for you or your family?...

What Is Your Stress Level?

What Is Your Stress Level?

Everyone responds to stress in different ways. Some of the changes in one's life can be the leading cause of suffering from stress. There is an interactive tool that measures one's stress level, according to the number of changes one has recently had. This score will...

Workplace Stress Management

Workplace Stress Management

The source of all stress for a career person's life is their workplace. The deadlines, paper works, angry clients and bosses, the details, and so on will all add up to give you the worst problems that you can experience in your entire life. These problems will all add...

Scams To Avoid When Working From Home

Scams To Avoid When Working From Home

There are millions of people who want to earn an excellent income with minimum effort from the comfort of their home. With the advent of the internet, home-based jobs and business opportunities are increasing day by day. Though there are thousands of legitimate...