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100 Job Interview Dos and Don’ts [Infographic]

100 Job Interview Dos and Donts

Workopolis compiled the infographic below based on interviews, common knowledge, common sense, scientific research… and some reports just too strange to be fiction. We’re sure you’ll agree: this is one thorough resource for job seekers.

Take a look. Even better, download to your smartphone…   

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4 Things Successful Job Seekers Do Every Day


Colin (my son, 26, with degrees in accounting and finance) was helping me record a video. While we were working, he stated that today’s job search remains “brutal” and “humbling.” Ah yes… it is all that and more. And yet there are success stories out there. There are job seekers doing well! And almost every one of them does four things better than almost anyone else. Here are four habits successful young careerists apply to their job search every day, and how they can benefit you: 1. They Don’t Focus Their Search Entirely Online Way too many of my clients spend a bunch of time   

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We Need to Talk About Your Cover Letter


For many hiring managers or resume screeners, your cover letter explains which job you are interested in and more importantly WHY you are interested in the job and position.

By interested, I also mean qualified. Your cover letter must explain what value you are bringing to the company…   

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9 Ways to Relaunch Your Stalled Job Search

Relaunch Your Job Search

As a new college graduate, finding and landing a job isn’t easy.

You invested a lot of money and incurred a bunch of debt to make yourself look employable, so – several weeks after graduation – why don’t you yet have an offer? Are you unemployable?   

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Value Propositions: The Answer to the “Why Should I Hire You” Question

Sell Yourself

Value propositions are used in business all the time. A business’s value proposition would be a summary of what a customer could expect to gain from using the business.

For job seekers, a value proposition takes a similar tone… it states exactly what a company can expect to gain by hiring you…   

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8 Actions You Must Take After Job Search Rejection


Your third interview with the company included senior members of the executive team. You thought the position was yours. The polite telephone call or email you just received – the one that included, “Thank you… but…” – let you know otherwise.

After you graciously respond and end the call, you are, frankly, stunned…   

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