Uncovering ‘The Hidden Job Market’
Nov22

Uncovering ‘The Hidden Job Market’

By Stephanie Gonzales Most jobseekers turn to online job boards like Seek.com and Indeed.com as their primary job search strategy.  They might scan the job listings every few days, submit a handful of applications and cross their fingers for a phone call. Does this sound like you? While some people may find work by solely relying on these websites, research suggests that up to 80% of available jobs are never advertised. This means...

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How To Overcome Your Nerves, And Ace Your Next Interview
Nov21

How To Overcome Your Nerves, And Ace Your Next Interview

By Mia Casey Interviews aren’t particularly enjoyable. Usually, the only reason we’re even sitting for one is because we either really, really want the job for its great opportunities and career development potential, or we really, really need the job to pay the rent. Or a combination of the two. Either way, there’s usually a lot riding on an interview, and with that comes stress. So here are a few tips to help you overcome that awful...

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Transferable Skills: Being a New Parent and Returning to the Workforce
Nov18

Transferable Skills: Being a New Parent and Returning to the Workforce

By Michelle Maarhuis The next time you’re applying for a position, it’s a good idea to reflect on your transferable skills. Over the years I’ve held multiple positions and there has never been an instance where my skills haven’t been transferable, regardless the role I worked in. You just need to identify these skills and incorporate them into your next application (usually in the selection criteria). Before my current position as...

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Internships: When You Need Experience To Get Experience
Nov17

Internships: When You Need Experience To Get Experience

By Mia Casey Getting an internship can be a competitive process. Not only do you have to compete with other students, but it may often be the first time you’re undertaking actual industry-relevant work. So how can you increase your chances of landing the perfect internship, if you don’t necessarily have the hands-on experience to back it up? (Struggling to get an internship while studying? Read to the end to find out how to do an...

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Job Hunting Advice for International Students: Language
Nov15

Job Hunting Advice for International Students: Language

By Ryan Li International students: Are you currently looking for a job? Feeling confused? Directionless, helpless, hopeless, frustrated or filled with self-doubt? Then I may be able to help! Rather than addressing common resume writing and interview skills, this post will focus on overcoming the language issues many international students experience during the job search process. Each person has their own work experience,...

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