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Jimmy Curnow

A Reference on References

You’ve nailed the interview and now it’s time for them to conduct a reference check. Are you ready? Here are some simple tips on selecting references. How Should I Select a Reference? References are meant to be professional sources of information on your work ethic, skills, strengths, and occasionally, areas of improvement.

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How to Prepare to Ask for a Raise (Part 3)

In this final part of the series were going to put everything we’ve learned about STAR tracking and Managing Up to use and discuss the best way to present your case for a pay raise. Most people can certainly do with a bit more money these days. Money is seen as a

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How to Prepare to Ask for a Raise (Part 2)

Last week we discussed the importance of tracking when it comes to preparing to ask for a raise. This week we’re going to take it one step further and look at the world of “Managing Up”. Managing up. What does that mean? Managing up is a practice that has the outcome

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How to Prepare to Ask for a Raise (Part 1)

With the great resignation still in effect, business outlets are reporting that new hires might be earning more than their seasoned counterparts. This issue has gotten a lot of people asking, how can I ask for a raise? Asking for a raise can be empowering, but also tricky, humbling, and unsuccessful. It

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How to Create a New Resume for a New Career

There was once a time when workers would remain in the same role or corporation for decades, working their way through the ranks and retiring after 30+ years of service. This is no longer the case with Australians and North Americans averaging 13 jobs throughout their careers. What was once

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WTH is an ATS?

Gone are the days of putting your best-dressed self forward and walking from employer to employer to meet the HR front desk staff to drop off your resume and, if you’re lucky, get an impromptu interview. Hopeful candidates today are required to submit applications digitally through a variety of methods

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What is a Cover Letter and Why Do I Need One?

Aside from those application processes that force you to type out the information contained in the resume that you just uploaded, there is no greater evil for jobseekers than the dreaded cover letter. “Do I need a cover letter” is one of the most popular questions, and I get it.

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How to Work from Home

Congratulations! You’re going to start working from home after successfully landing the gig of your dreams. Working from home sounds like the ultimate success. No workplace politics, you can listen to music, be with your pet, and control the room temperature while wearing your fuzzy slippers. What’s not to love about working

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So You’ve Become a Gig Worker

It’s March 2020 and you’re at your desk accepting meeting requests, rolling your eyes at emails from the office Karen, and counting down the minutes to your first coffee break. Then the pandemic hits. Businesses suddenly close, workers are laid-off en masse, and your job becomes redundant. Maybe you were

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What is a Gig Worker?

Gig Worker noun [usually singular] informal /ˈɡɪɡ ɪˌkɒn.ə.mi/ a way of working that is based on people having temporary jobs or doing separate pieces of work, each paid separately, rather than working for an employer. We’ve all heard it on the news, amongst friends, and in countless articles and posts

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