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As 2012 comes to a close, CIC would like to wish its members, partners, and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the CIC Newsletter, a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.

10. Nail the Interview
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From Aug. 15, 2012: Much has been written about the successful job search, but there is always one constant — you need to "nail the interview" or series of interviews in order to get the job. There are countless examples of job seekers with stellar credentials, well-suited to the job they are applying for, scratching their heads when they didn't receive the offer they expected. Recruiters and hiring managers will tell you that in 99 of 100 situations the reason a great candidate did not get the job offer was because of something that happened, or didn't happen, during the interview. More

9. Projects are the new job interviews
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From June 25, 2012: Résumés are dead. Interviews are largely ineffectual. Linked-In is good. Portfolios are useful. But projects are the real future of hiring, especially knowledge working hiring. No matter how wonderful your references or how well you do on those too-clever-by-half Microsoft/Google brainteasers, serious firms will increasingly ask serious candidates to do serious work in order to get a serious job offer. Call them "projeclications" or "applijects." World-class talent will engage in bespoke real-world projects testing their abilities to deliver real value on their own and with others. More

8. Smart answers to tough interviews
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From Sept. 5, 2012: With increasing unemployment levels, the job market has become extremely competitive requiring highly innovative approaches to job hunting. It is not unusual for a job advertisement in a local paper to draw upwards of 150 responses. In this series of finding answers to tough interview questions we shall be looking at practical ways/advice about what to do in the heat of the battle. An important point to note is that much as there is a forest of opportunities in many companies, when you look for a job keep a grip on the reality and go loaded. Whether big small or medium sized, all companies have something in common — "problems" — and to solve these problems, companies need people. More

7. Top 5 interview mistakes millennials make
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From Oct. 3, 2012: In today's job market, older workers have a definitive edge over younger workers. According to a new survey by recruiting firm Adecco, hiring managers are three times more likely to hire a worker that is 50 years old or older than hire a millennial. The recruiters seemed most concerned with millennials' long-term commitment, professionalism and reliability. They also said millennial workers need major improvement in their interview skills. More

6. The most outlandish résumé mistakes of 2012
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From Sept. 26, 2012: Unless you're applying for a job at a pizzeria, your résumé objective shouldn't say, "to make dough." Nor should it be decorated with pink rabbits or include texting slang like "LOL." Candidates have actually made all of these mistakes, among many others — and while they probably caught the attention of their potential employer, chances are they didn't land the job. These blunders did, however, earn them a spot on a new compilation of hiring managers' most memorable résumé missteps. More

Advanced Laboratories Ltd.
Advance Laboratories Ltd., incorporated in 1987 and is situated in Chezzetcook, Nova Scotia. We mainly manufacture specialty chemicals for industrial and institutional users in Atlantic Canada. MORE
Nexen Inc.
Vibrant and dynamic, Nexen Inc. is a global energy leader with an exciting future. Our suite of assets is unique. Our growth strategies are value-focused. Our commitment to ethics, integrity and sustainable business practices is unwavering. MORE

5. 25 professionals share their best career advice
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From July 24, 2012: The workplace is constantly changing and to make sure you're on your way down the preferred career path, it's a good idea to take the advice of success stories that came before you. If someone's already been where you are, and telling you the best shortcuts to take, why not listen? Our friends over at eVenues blog compiled some of the best career advice from meetings and events industry leaders, which they shared with us. More

4. Your résumé: Getting past the machines
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From June 25, 2012: Résumé keywords are the phrases in a résumé that HR screeners, recruiters, hiring managers and, most critically, automated applicant tracking systems (ATS), look for during the initial round of vetting candidates for specific job openings. When automated tracking tools are used, a résumé that doesn't have the right combination of keywords might never be seen by human eyes. An ATS is a software system that includes a database that holds résumé information. It operates behind the commercial and corporate job boards to capture and store submitted résumés. More

3. 9 tips for submitting an online job application
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From July 24, 2012: Statistics show that approximately 50 per cent of mid-sized companies and almost all large corporations use an applicant tracking system (ATS) to screen candidates for job opportunities. There are a variety of reasons recruiters and hiring managers adopt this type of technology. With an ATS in place, human resources departments can automate and store hiring documents online so HR professionals never have to worry about sifting through stacks of paperwork or hundreds of emails to find what they need. Colin Day, the founder and chief executive officer of iCIMS, Inc., a provider of talent acquisition software for growing businesses, is in an excellent position to advise job seekers on how to maximize their online applications. More

2. What resume items can kill my chances at getting a new job?
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From Aug. 15, 2012: When it comes to your resume, less is often more — but if you ask a dozen career counselors what they think you should include and what you should leave off, you'll get a dozen long-winded answers. Let's tackle some things we think you should definitely omit if you want to get your foot in the door. The objective statement is dead. Seriously — if you're tweaking every copy of your resume for each job you're applying for, then your objective should be "to get this job," not some generic, vague statement about the general type of job or opportunity you want. More

1. Three surprising questions Apple Store asks about every job candidate
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From July 24, 2012: Apple co-founder Steve Jobs demanded excellence from himself and others. He refused to sugarcoat his comments and he expected "fearless feedback" in return. Could you have gone toe-to-toe with Steve Jobs? If not, you probably won't get hired at an Apple Store and that's a shame because Apple is one of the few retailers that are hiring in a big way. Apple is on pace to open forty new stores this year alone. As a leader in any field, pay close attention to how the Apple Store hires winning personalities. There’s a lot to learn. Although many brands try to copy the look and feel of the Apple Store (see Best Buy Tries on Apple’s Sleek Look in The Wall Street Journal), they are missing the real soul of the Apple Store experience—its people. More
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