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What Degrees Do IT Jobs Require?

Posted March 27, 2015 in Job Hunting, Career Advice
Across the information technology field, there are over 3 million qualified candidates in the US workforce. Meanwhile, there are 450,637 job openings in this field. That calculates to about 7 candidates per unique job ad. With high demand and a narrow candidate supply, some employers have considered and hired candidates without completed academic degrees. This has been considered an uncommon recruiting practice for a long time. However, with great need for skilled technical talent, some Recruiters are acquiring those with the proven experience needed rather than focusing on education.
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Warning: Your Resume Filename Sucks!

Posted March 24, 2015 in Resume & Cover Letters, Job Hunting
When you look at your resume, it looks like the best marketing brochure. Your professional experience is a straight string of promotions, backed up with stunning achievements. Your education is top of the class and your references look like industry address book. Your skills in formatting shine through a beautiful layout and your resume is packed with appropriate keywords. There’s no chance that robots could cut out this beauty. However, you had your last interview four months ago and since then you didn’t get a single call from a recruiter. And you sent hundreds of job applications. Depressing, isn’t it?
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Canada's Employment Unchanged in February

Posted March 17, 2015 in Career Choices
Statistics Canada's Labour Force Survey reported that employment remained unchanged in February as the unemployment rate increased .2 percentage points to 6.8%. However, when comparing February 2015 to February 2014, employment in Canada grew by 121,000 jobs, up .8%.
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The Least Stressful Jobs of 2015

Posted March 13, 2015 in Job Hunting, In the Workplace, Career Advice, Career Choices
Finding a job where stress is rarely an issue is the goal of many job seekers. But how can you tell whether a job will be stress-free before you've actually spent time managing the daily duties?
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The Most Stressful Jobs of 2015

Posted March 12, 2015 in Career Choices
The most stressful jobs of 2015 can be physically dangerous, psychologically taxing—and a great match for those with the passion and drive necessary to succeed in such an environment.
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What employers are really thinking when they read your resume

Posted March 11, 2015 in Resume & Cover Letters, Job Hunting, Career Advice
Knowing how employers look at resumes can help you craft it in the way that most appeals to them. So from talking with HR professionals and hiring managers I work closely with, analysis of employer behaviour on the resume pages in the Workopolis database, and my own experience hiring candidates over the years, here are some inside tips on how employers really look at the resumes they receive.
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