These are Mediacorp Canada’s top diversity employers in 2021

Diversity is more than making sure everyone feels welcome in the #workplace. It’s also about a seat at the table. Canada’s Best Diversity Employers 2021, selected by #Mediacorp Canada Inc., recognize that real change begins with real action. That means taking proactive steps to address the systemic and unconscious inequities of race and gender that…

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Hiring managers share their Top 4 uncomfortable interview moments

If you’ve had an embarrassing, difficult, or just downright awful interviewing experience with #job #candidates, then you are definitely not alone. The process can be a roller coaster. For some candidates, the #interview will run smoothly. But for others, it can be something that you’ll never forget. For nearly 10 years, I interviewed candidates for a variety…

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The ‘Interests’ Section Of The Resume Is Finally Relevant Again

James Reed, chairman of the UK’s largest employment agency website, wrote an aptly-named careers book called The 7 Second CV. His inspiration for the title came from a study conducted using eye-tracking technology, which revealed that a candidate’s #resume is looked at for an average of seven seconds before a decision is made. With only seven…

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What To Do If You Receive Feedback That Stings

You’ve worked hard on a project, staying up many late nights and crafting what you think is the perfect solution to the client’s challenge.  You are ready to show your manager, and you sit down and go through your thought processes. But as the conversation progresses, you sink lower and lower in your chair. Your manager is…

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People in these jobs are most afraid of a robot takeover

Sometimes, it seems like robots are completely taking over the world. Every year, thousands of machines are deployed into the workforce, taking #jobs that humans used to do. And, workers are rightly worried. A new survey from #CNBC and Survey Monkey found that almost four in 10 workers between the ages of 18 and 24 are concerned about…

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Women Who Wear This to Work are Deemed More Competent — But They’re Also Judged

“Attractive” people earn roughly 20 percent more than “average” people, so putting on makeup could mean pocketing a heftier paycheck. While women who wear makeup are reportedly considered more competent than those who don’t, however, donning cosmetics in the #workplace is a balancing act — women are tasked with having to appear competent but not “unprofessional.” “Women should be free to…

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5 Ways To Handle An Employment Gap On Your Resume

One of my clients’ most common concerns is that an employment gap will put them at a disadvantage when looking for that next job—especially given the circumstances surrounding the pandemic. A recent LinkedIn survey of 2,000 U.S. adults who became unemployed between March and October 2020 found that 84% of those surveyed believe there is a stigma…

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How companies are planning to lure employees back to the office

In launching the redevelopment of a pair of office towers in Burnaby, B.C., Slate Asset Management is promoting added amenities, including a fitness centre and outdoor terraces between the two buildings, as attractions designed to entice employees back to the office. With renovations set to begin in July, more than 10 per cent of the…

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The 25 Most In-Demand Resume Skills of 2021

Many hiring managers and #recruiters get hundreds of #resumes for every vacant position. So, how do you ensure that yours doesn’t get lost in the shuffle? One way is to include your top hard and soft skills. Sometimes overlooked when crafting your resume, skills are an important way of setting yourself apart from the competition. In…

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