The most common career regrets

Regrets, we’ve all had a few. So, what are the most common career regrets? A new survey of 1,000 people, by resume service Zety, asked about career regrets, meaning now we can all learn from other people’s mistakes and avoid making the same, right? Of course! We’ve all heard that quote (supposedly attributable to Mark…

Tech skills are king: even lawyers need data analytics these days

If you’re considering going into the legal profession, you better polish up those tech skills. It’s been long considered a fact that soft skills are king. Is that changing? Maybe. A new survey has found that more than eight out of 10 people hiring legal professionals in Canada said that their hiring decisions are influenced…

How to prep your references. Yes, you have to!

Prep your references before the hiring manager calls. Don’t skip this step. Here’s how to do it. I recently heard yet another story from an acquaintance about getting a surprise call from an employer to be a reference for someone about whom they really didn’t have much good to say. “I thought, ‘really?’” he said….

How to answer “what are your salary expectations?”

One of the most common job search conundrums is how to answer the “what are your salary expectations?” question. This question might come up at any time. For example, when submitting your application, if the employer has given instructions to, say, “submit your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to (email address).” Or it might…

Make lists of your accomplishments to increase your success

Do you have trouble thinking of your accomplishments when called upon to do so? Do you struggle to find examples to demonstrate your awesomeness? Start making lists of your accomplishments. Whether or not you are actively job searching you should always keep an up-to-date list of your accomplishments. It will make a big difference. Start…

Highly paid jobs that pay better than the “highest paying jobs”

Looking for a highly paid career? Here are five jobs that pay better than the “highest paying jobs” in America for 2019. Be careful about how much stock you put in those lists of highly paid jobs (even though this is one of them). One such list was recently released featuring supposed “best paid jobs…

Les 10 pires erreurs commises lors d’un entretien d’embauche (étude)

Une nouvelle étude dresse la liste des pires erreurs commises pendant un entretien d’embauche, selon 300 recruteurs. Le site d’emploi britannique CV Library a interrogé 300 employeurs afin d’identifier ce qui déplait le plus aux intervieweurs lorsqu’ils rencontrent un candidat pour la première fois. L’enquête a révélé que 79,3 % ont admis être ” exaspérés…

Don’t make any big career decisions when hungry (study)

Study find making decisions when hungry is a bad idea. If you receive a job offer and aren’t sure whether to accept it or not, don’t make any rash decisions. Have a snack first. New research from the University of Dundee suggests that making important decisions about the future on an empty stomach is a…

How to handle job search rejection

Job seekers often have to deal with a lot of job search rejection that can wear at you and cause a lot of pain and anguish, which in turn can affect your job search, because it’s harder to feel confident when you’re feeling rejected and sad. Here are a few ways to handle job search…

The 10 worst job interview mistakes (study)

A new survey lists the worst job interview mistakes according to 300 hiring managers. UK job site, CV Library – surveyed 300 employers to identify the biggest turnoffs for interviewers when they meet job candidates for the first time. The survey found that 79.3% admitted to being “exasperated” by the behaviour of some interviewees, and…