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Digital marketing tools should help bolster your online presence, drive traffic, capture leads and generate more sales Businesses of all types can now leverage a variety of tools and resources to bolster their online presence, drive traffic, capture leads and generate more sales. With the industry’s evolution comes the opportunity to test different methods to determine how they can help improve your digital marketing strategy....
Interviews come in all shapes and sizes: Sometimes you’re with one interviewer, others you’re with five. Maybe you’ll be asked to lunch, expected to solve a problem, or invited to a Skype interview. But no matter what the format, we’ll give you what you need to succeed. We’ll show you how to nail every  type of job interview  you might face. Check out these 10 common interviews and what you need...
You can drive yourself crazy  working on your resume  to get it just right. But when do you know that it's ready to be posted online or sent with a job application? Almost everyone has an opinion on the best format and what to include in a resume. In the end, there are five basic areas to pay attention to that will allow you to hit on the most  critical aspects of a resume , and get it as close to "perfect" as...
If you’re new to Canada, chances are the cultural norms and expectations are a little different than in your home country. That applies to  writing  a resume as well. To have the best chance of finding a great job, you’ll need to adapt your resume to match the expectations of Canadian hiring managers. Depending on where you live in Canada, your new resume will most likely need to be in English or French. As a rule,...
First, I begin by acknowledging that P.E.I. is on unceded Mi'kmaq territory. They've settled on and solely owned these lands for at least 10,000 years. Hundreds of years on in the 16th century, newcomers arrived from Europe and settled in P.E.I. Fast forward a few more centuries and people from all over the world are also now choosing to make P.E.I. their home. Now that you're here, welcome to your new Island home!...
Let’s be honest: Writing a resume is a drag. After all, this isn’t exactly a task for the gainfully employed. If you’re reading this, you’re probably out of work or daydreaming of greener pastures. But here’s the good news: Learning how to write a killer resume can  ratchet up your job search , cement your status as a top notch candidate, and increase your chances of landing a new gig. In other words,...
Interviews can be incredibly nerve-racking, especially when you don't know what to expect.  Don't accidentally mess up your next one by coming unprepared,  or making another small, avoidable mistake. The good news is that there are certain things you can do to look really professional in your next job interview.  And when you look professional, you feel professional--giving you the edge you need to perform your...
If you are new to Canada, one of the first things you will likely do is make sure your finances are in order and on track for future living expenses. An important first step is familiarizing yourself with how things work in your new country. Building a trusted network to help you navigate and understand common questions including finances can help you get established faster. Banking may seem overwhelming at first. Here are a few tips to...
How long does it take Canadians to get hired for a new job? On average it takes 16 weeks, an in-depth job market study by the team at Workopolis found.  Here’s a look at what goes on during those four months and how you can reduce the time it takes to get hired for your next job. The job hunt is no easy feat and employers understand that, but you shouldn’t let your high-level candidacy be spoiled by an email sent...
Use these resume tips to dodge common blunders that can sabotage your job search. Peter Vogt, Monster contributor   Finding a new job is a process that involves a number of steps and a good chunk of effort on your part, but the payoff is worth it. Your resume is often the first contact you make with a potential employer, and that first impression can make or break your chances of getting a job. A strong, clear resume...
Interviewers will sometimes start an interview with an  open-ended question  like, "Tell me about yourself." The question is a way to break the ice and make you feel more comfortable during the interview process. It's also a way for the hiring manager to get insight into your personality to help determine if  you're a good fit for the job . This is one of several  interview questions about you  that you might...
Ask someone to imagine B.C.’s technology sector, and they’ll likely picture a room of software developers tapping impenetrable lines of code. In reality, tech companies are full of individuals with a wide variety of professions, all working to create products that influence every aspect of society. From communication to entertainment and workplace tools, the province’s businesses are solving problems like paying rent on...