VP of Monster Talks About Best Strategies for Job Hunting

The video below (click here if you’re not reading this at the GreatOccupations.com site) features Gabriel Bouchard, VP of Monster.ca, who talks about the “hidden job market” and says that in addition to looking for a job online, you need to leverage relationships in your network. In 2:38 minutes, Bouchard summarizes very well the most critical things you need to know about effective job hunting. In addition to networking to find jobs that aren’t posted, he suggests you…

Interview Jitters

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In my book, What You Need To Know To Get A Job Now!, I discuss interview jitters and encourage you to seek to understand the interviewer’s point of view. Maybe they’re nervous too. Here’s the excerpt: Easy to say don’t be nervous. Hard to do, right? Sweaty palms and butterflies in the stomach are part and parcel of the whole trauma of meeting strangers and then trying to knock their socks off. But know this… the interviewer is possibly as nervous as you are. Have you ever stopped to consider that the interviewer is trying…

Why Is It Easier To Find A Job When You Already Have A Job?

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By Jay Markunas Last night I spoke on salary negotiation to the career networking group I lead called The Compass Group.  We had about 35 folks listening about the timing, tools, and tact needed to get between 10%-30% more in compensation.  One … Continued