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5 'Must Read' Articles For Job Seekers. 5 ‘Must Read’ Articles For Job Seekers Searching for a job is tough.

5 'Must Read' Articles For Job Seekers

Navigating the highly competitive market, staying current and keeping positive throughout the process can be overwhelming. As Recruitment Consultants, we are here to help you on your journey by sharing knowledge and advice. We read a lot of industry blogs and news articles to ensure we remain at the forefront of what is happening in hiring. Here are five of our favourite articles that we read recently and thought were worth sharing with you: 1. What do job ads mean by "progressively responsible experience"? A reader writes: Can you shed some light on the term “progressively responsible experience”?

what do job ads mean by "progressively responsible experience"?

I see it in jobs ads all the time: “Minimum of 5-10 years of progressively responsible professional experience is required.” I get the idea that they want to see some sort of pattern of growth, but what does that actually need to look like? Job Search Strategies – Workopolis. The search for meaningful work that pays well can be a grind.

Job Search Strategies – Workopolis

But don’t give up hope; it is possible to find work you love, and a paycheque that matches. Ready to take over the world? You’re not going to do it alone. Take a career tip from Taylor Swift and surround yourself with smart, passionate people. Networking isn’t about awkward conversations over canapés. We share 10 Ted Talks to help inspire you to achieve your career goals. Canadian employers are looking to hire right now.

We want to help, so we created this e-handbook, free for download in PDF, Mobi, and epub formats. We talked to our client recruiters and hiring managers to find out which candidates they remember the most – and how it actually worked out for those noteworthy applicants. Despite rising unemployment in a few sectors, competition for workers has been heating up in many high-paying occupations for the past few years. Top 10 Best Job Websites. 10 Most Needed Jobs in the Future (with Pictures) The One Thing That Pushes People to Succeed. Back in my days as a college coach, I looked for one thing in a prospect.

The One Thing That Pushes People to Succeed

It wasn’t size, speed or strength. It wasn’t even talent, for that matter. The first thing I looked for was hunger. Without this intangible none of the aforementioned tangibles mattered. I wanted players who had chips on their shoulders. Related: 6 Traits of a Maverick That Make for Successful Entrepreneurs It’s the same thing I look for today in the clients, coaches and athletes I work with.

Most people are going to go one of two ways with that information. Case in point: I have two former college players who have pursued careers in comedy. When Jason called me for advice on taking his game to the next level, I told him, “Stop treating your dream like a hobby, quit your day job and pursue comedy with everything you have.” After a few seconds of awkward silence, his response was, “But it’s hard to be funny when you’re hungry.”

Fast forward a couple years, Brad is a mega-entrepreneur. 1.

Bachelor's Degrees: Changing Careers When Have a Bachelor's. By Noël Rozny Web Editor & Content Manager Every day here at MFP headquarters, we get questions like this:

Bachelor's Degrees: Changing Careers When Have a Bachelor's

10 things I tell undergraduates. Update: In January 2015 I updated this advice post and published it on Vox.

10 things I tell undergraduates

You’ll find much of the same advice below, but Vox has more detail. I don’t need to tell you what you already hear from many quarters: get a well-rounded education and enjoy yourself. That is good advice. But here are the ten extra things I tell all undergraduate advisees interested in international public service: Acquire skills that are hard to get outside school. The logic underlying all the above advice: use your undergraduate degree to learn things that are hard to learn anywhere else. For other views, see the excellent comments on the original blog post of this advice.

Also see the list of advice posts on the left sidebar for thoughts on development, careers and graduate school. Job Search, Career and Employment Advice - How to Match Your Qualifications to a Job. By Alison Doyle Updated March 03, 2016.

How to Match Your Qualifications to a Job

Employers will usually only spend a few seconds deciding if you are a good enough fit for a job to warrant a more thorough review of your resume and cover letter, so you need to make sure that it is immediately obvious that you have many of the skills, experiences and qualities that they value most highly. Tips for Matching Your Qualifications to a Job It's also important to focus on your most relevant skills and strengths when interviewing.

The closer your match to the position, the better your chances of job search success. Analyze the Job Listing Job postings are typically broken out into several sections. Take the time to review the job posting, so you are familiar with what the employer wants. Continue reading below our video Play Video Make a List Extract any of the keywords describing skills, qualities or experiences which the employer has listed as required or preferred. 5 Highest Ranking Careers For 2016.