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Preparing your first resume

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​Click the ​picture above to see Sari Cantor on CTV Morning Live OttawaWriting your first resume is exciting, but it can also be a bit intimidating. You might be unsure of where to start and what to include but the good news is, having a clear strategy can help you craft a great first resume and land that first job. Even though you may not have a lot of work experience, your skills, education, volunteering and other activities all help to show a hiring manager that you’re the person for the job. Here are some pointers to assist you in developing…

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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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