Posts By Laura Machan


12,000 Sears Employees: How to get a new job

We learned this week that Sears is going to close all of its Canadian stores. This will impact not only the 12,000 people who work there but their families too.

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The Audacious Resume: A Recruiter’s Perspective

Would you describe your resume as bold or gutsy?


Best time to find a GREAT job is when you have a GREAT job

I had an interesting situation this week. One of my candidates, who had been on a long and successful interview journey, ended up with several job offers in his inbox.

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Want to Advance your Career? Stop Eating at your Desk.

It is easy to get in to the habit of eating at your desk. It seems like you are squishing in some extra work and looking super productive.

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Skype Interview – mastering a job search skill

This week has been interesting. I met a lot of people – about half in person and the other half virtually on a Skype interview.


The Perils of Indeed

There are a lot of great tools on the inter webs that job seekers can use to find their next great gig. Indeed is definitely one of them but it is not without its perils.

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Career Advice – It’s Pretty Tough at the Bottom

There are several new grads in my circle who are looking for the job that will kick off their career. They have had jobs all through school so the act of applying, interviewing and getting ...

LinkedIn Tips

Polish Your Profile – LinkedIn Tips

LinkedIn is an amazing tool for career development. Your profile hums along attracting attention while you are off doing other things. At least that’s how it should work. Here are some LinkedIn tips to make ...

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback – the good, the bad and the ugly

Getting interview feedback from a client is essential. It’s pretty great when a hiring manager calls to say the interviews went well and they want to move the candidates forward in the process.

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The Job Reference: Is it still relevant?

A job reference has been one of the final steps of the hiring process for years. Managers wanted verification that the person they want to hire is as good as they think they are. And ...

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