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As you know, CIC delivers the CIC Newsletter direct to your inbox each Wednesday, briefing you on the latest industry news that impacts your career. But we know you are busy and may have missed an important article or two. To that end, here's your monthly recap of the top five stories your peers accessed this month. For more articles, or to see what's trending now, visit the CIC Newsletter news portal. To unsubscribe from this monthly recap, click here.


These 4 common mistakes could land your résumé in the reject pile
Financial Post
What information should I include in my résumé? It's a simple question with a straightforward answer: contact information, an opening statement, certifications and awards, skills, work experience and education. But in today's job market, the more pressing question is: What should I leave out? Not only will asking and answering this question help you sharpen your résumé, it could be the difference between getting filed in the reject pile and landing an interview.
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Chemistry departments try to attract more students by retooling the major
The Wall Street Journal
Forget economics. Chemistry might be the real dismal science. Undergraduate programs have been characterized for decades by rigid, yearlong sequences of organic, physical and biochemistry classes that emphasized rote memorization and taught about reactions in isolation. They left little room to pursue side passions — and attracted worrisomely few students, policy makers say.
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How much do references matter in a job interview?
Fortune
Job interviews go both ways. Employers certainly need to probe, but exceptional candidates know how to manage the overall interview process themselves. Kabam has beefed up its studio management team over the past year and I had the opportunity of interviewing many of the top candidates. Three of them — Nick Earl (president) and Aaron Loeb and Mike Verdu (senior vice presidents) — gave the best interviews imaginable. Why? Because they managed the discussion rather than settling on a question-and-answer session led by me. Here's how.
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Top Canadian scientists resign over lack of female nominees
Maclean's
Two top Canadian scientists have resigned from the selection committee of the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame over concerns that, for the second year in a row, there are no female candidates among the finalists. Judy Illes, a professor of neurology and the Canada Research Chair in neuroethics at the University of British Columbia, has been trying to fix the nomination process for the past two years.
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Why Canada has an 182,000 IT talent shortage while lots of tech professionals are out of work
IT World Canada
ICTC, which is a government-funded labour market intelligence and industry skills standard body, also projected that "homegrown ICT talent will not be sufficient" to meet these upcoming hiring requirements. Naturally, the feedback we go was: Where are all these jobs? ICTC's report identifies skills mismatch, demand and supply imbalances and aging workforce as some of the reasons behind the talent gap.
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