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The Job Search – How to Keep Your Morale Up

Between rejection and when tons of resumes act like messages in bottles, how do you keep your morale up in spite of everything? Tips from Mathieu Guénette, guidance counsellor. Revise your CV and ask for advice According to Mr. Guénette, the first thing to do is to make sure your CV is clear and relevant. […]


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When robots select CVs

Quite often in writing the perfect CV, a candidate will ask a thousand and one questions (quite rightly) but omits to ask the VERY first question: who is the recipient? Who will I send my CV to? Who will sort it? And no, it will be neither a recruiter nor an HR consultant, but a […]


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12 tricks on how to find a job using LinkedIn

In 2003, LinkedIn saw the light of day and, from that point onward, it became indispensable for job seekers… if they know how to use it. On LinkedIn, there are more than 2 million companies and 200 million members (of which 7 million are Canadian). But, how do we expand our network without losing ourselves […]


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Reflecting on spontaneous candidates

Sending in a spontaneous application—that is to say, transmitting your CV without a job offer—is not like replying to a regular job offer. How do you adapt your CV to ensure that your application does not sink to the bottom of the pile of spontaneous candidates? 1. Target the right businesses Applying spontaneously or not, […]


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Here are the ABCs of building a professional portfolio

A portfolio is no longer a privilege for design, photography, or graphics professionals. It serves as a tool to demonstrate your strengths and achievements to potential employers. Here is how to make a successful portfolio. Forget a portfolio with photos, colours, and sophisticated designs. Outside of the art sector, a professional portfolio should be plain. […]


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Exaggerate on your CV

You have just exaggerated on your CV and “embellished” the truth. You have put “bilingual” when you only really know a few everyday English words? Then have you just added a required qualification in the foolish hope of getting an interview? What’s the problem? Come one! Didn’t your parents teach you that lying is bad!  […]


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Resume tips: What your hobbies say about you

At the end of your resume or LinkedIn summary, mention that you practise yoga or are a passionate photographer. It gives the recruiter a sense of the kind of person you are. But this information speaks more about your personality than you know. Put hobbies on your resume? Pfff, many agree that this is the first […]


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CV Typos can be costly for applicants

25% of managers say they do not consider applicants who make a single typing error on their CV, according to a study conducted by Accountemps, a division of Robert Half. In the era of tweets and text messages, candidates will have to demonstrate more and more vigilance in writing their curriculum vitae. According to the […]


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Your CV in 10 questions

It only takes up between two and three pages yet its appearance is constantly changing. Here are some tips from human resources professionals on updating your CV. 1. Should the CV be ordered chronologically or by competency? Matthieu Degenève, founder of l’Oeil du recruteur, answers, “With standard CVs, I prefer a mixed formula with information […]


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A professional resume written by a professional

Finding a job requires knowing how to properly communicate your message. People are trained for it. Have you ever thought of paying someone to write you a professional resume? Here are your options. “It’s nice to have the best skills in the world, but it is still the CV that gets you an interview,” says Guy […]