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The Back Door Approach to Finding a Job: An Interview with Darrell Gurney, The Career Guy

Let’s just cut to the chase. If you want a job, you submit your resume to a company that has a job opening, right? Well…, no. That used to be true, but not so anymore. Eighty percent of all jobs that become available are already filled before they’re advertised to the public. That means a […]

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5 Reasons Why You Aren’t Getting Any Interview Requests


Before I finished my recent temp job, I asked another temp employee how her job search was going. Her response, “No one is hiring right now. What can you do?” She had a degree in economics from a highly ranked Canadian university. It always boggles my mind when I talk to a twentysomething who still […]

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4 Tips on Filling Out a Job Application


You’ve polished your resume (and sent it out to many prospects), had your suit dry-cleaned, bought some real leather shoes, and practiced your firm handshake. Sounds like you’re all ready to hit the ground running on the job interview process. And then it happens! You get an email saying that Company A (one of your […]

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