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How do I get a job during the holidays?

By Jobseeker

The misconception that hiring pauses during the holidays deters many job seekers from applying, but many hiring personnel still actively look to fill roles. Many positions start in early January (hint: see Career Edge internship postings), so mid- to late December isn’t the worst time to apply because there are significantly fewer applicants. Some companies even schedule start dates in late December so their new employees can acclimate to the organization before the new year. If you’re still searching for the right fit, don’t let the winter break discourage you, and follow these strategies: Read More

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A Different Type of New Year Resolution for 2018

By Jobseeker

If you’re searching for a job, and you’d like to start working in 2018, you need to start applying now. The time to hire, and time to fill, are becoming longer, so jobs starting in January are gathering and interviewing candidates in late November and early December. Before you apply, make sure you check off every one of these job-related new year resolutions (while your friends wait in line to purchase gym memberships): Read More

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Interview Questions You’ve Been Asked (as told by Career Edge staff)

By Jobseeker

Employers require interviews with candidates to assess their skills, personality, thought process, ability to handle pressure, leadership potential, and fit. Some interviews are conducted in-person, while others are conducted through online video. Depending on your sought-after job, some interview processes would require testing, while others require a portfolio. Some involve one interviewer, while others involve meeting the team. Getting a job requires going through an interview, answering questions, and perhaps answering ‘nontraditional’ questions.

Here are some nontraditional interview questions Career Edge team members have been asked: Read More


“Why aren’t recruiters recruiting me?”

By Jobseeker

Yes, there are people out there who will try to get you a job. And yes – that’s their job, to connect other people to jobs. They’re called recruiters and they recruit for positions on behalf of their company or client.

And no, you don’t have to pay them, but recruiters aren’t doing you any favours. Their job is to find the best candidates to fill open positions for the company.

Recruiters will contact you through email, LinkedIn, or wherever you provide access. But if you want recruiters to come to you, you need to provide access and many reasons why they recommend you.

If a recruiter hasn’t contacted you, consider these: Read More


What’s Your Story?

By Jobseeker

Storyshowing for Job Seekers

Employers need to know how a candidate will perform on the job. To demonstrate how you’d perform, you need to show (not tell) potential employers through storyshowing.

Why is showing more effective than telling?

Consider this: when you arrive at an interview, you dress to the level of the company. Read More

Work-Integrated Learning

Work-Integrated Learning

By Employer, Jobseeker

Every new graduate stumbles upon one (or probably many) attractive, entry-level job postings in their desired field of work. These positions offer networking opportunities, provide coaching and mentoring, and promote continuous learning through on-the-job training. Scroll to the ‘requirements’ section and they read one to three years of relevant experience required.

This is the ‘no experience, no job’ cycle. Read More

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Customer Service Experience Still Valuable

By Employer, Jobseeker

Don’t overlook the value of customer service experience. While employers may focus on related work experience, they also want soft skills from recent graduates as well.

For many recent grads, the bulk of their resumé belongs in the customer service industry.

Jobs at movie theatres, department stores, supermarkets, fast-food restaurants…even gigs delivering pizzas or newspapers (you’ll soon find out why!) teach soft skills. But, these customer service roles are only valuable during a job search if the employer recognizes these skills, or the job seeker clearly displays them on the resumé. Read More

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Soft Skills Are In

By Jobseeker
Employers value soft skills during the hiring process. Many hard skills are teachable and specific, but soft skills are equally, if not more important to employers during the hiring process.

A 2016 study conducted by LinkedIn surveyed 291 hiring managers in the U.S. The research revealed the most in-demand soft skills: Read More