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Kick-starting your career search

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Click the image above to watch Recruiting in Motion – Ottawa’s Sari Cantor​New year, new job: one of the most common mantras for job searchers in January. The time of new beginnings and self-reflection can be a great period to evaluate your career and think about your future goals, both personally and professionally. But even though you might be mentally prepared to make a change in your career, there are still some things that you will require in order to get organized prior to pursuing that next position. January is a great time for a fresh start, however you will…

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How to approach your boss for a raise

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​Click the image above to watch Recruiting in Motion – Ottawa’s Sari Cantor on CTV ​Morning Live Ottawa​In general, talking to your boss shouldn’t be too daunting. You likely do it everyday, but when your salary is involved you might start to feel uncomfortable. As we approach the end of the year, many are feeling that itch for an increase in compensation and are preparing to approach the conversation that can make or break a chance for a raise. Here are some tips on how to ask for that increase in pay:1. ​​Think about ​the “why” If you aren’t confident about…

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Tips For Hiring Managers: How To Decide Between Two Strong Candidates

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​As a hiring manager, the recruitment process can be extensive and potentially overwhelming, but sometimes you get to the end of the road and you just can’t make up your mind between the final two candidates. They may have very similar education, work experience and great references, but you ultimately need to make a decision about the best person for the position. Here are some tips to help you pick out the ideal candidate for the job.1. ​​Think about your work cultureEven if two job seekers look incredibly similar on paper, how they fit into your office culture will likely…

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How to get interview feedback

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​Click the image above to watch Recruiting in Motion – Ottawa’s Sari Cantor on CTV Morning Live OttawaWe’ve all been there. You leave an interview feeling great, expecting that offer to come in the near future, and you’re met with disappointment when you don’t actually land the job. Although it might be tempting to ask why you didn’t get it, most interviewers will be reluctant to share that information with job candidates. However, understanding your strengths and weaknesses in interview techniques is incredibly important for your job searching process. Here are some tips for seeking out interview feedback:1. ​Practice makes perfect ​Conducting…

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