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The 10 most-popular CareerWise Weekly articles of 2019

We’ve shared hundreds of interesting articles in the CareerWise Weekly newsletter over the past year. In our 10 most-read articles from 2019, some themes emerge: Readers were very interested in the mechanics of job search – resume, interview and cover letter tips – and information about the labour market and workplace.

Did you have a favourite career development-related article this year that didn’t make our list? Share it in the comments section below.

10. Six Tips To Make Your Resume Stand Out (Forbes)

The do’s and don’ts of how to make a resume stand out. For instance, do “determine what aspect of your career you need to showcase to demonstrate your knowledge, skills and abilities.” Don’t use “I.”

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9. ‘Failure to launch kids’: Canadian students aren’t prepared for adulthood (Global News)

“Often, students feel pressure to make the “right” choice — a decision that can lead to anxiety and confusion. With all of this at stake, experts wonder if teens are actually prepared to move forward.”

8. 50+ Good Questions to Ask an Interviewer at the End of an Interview (UpJourney)

Experts including career strategists, human resources professionals and business owners weigh in on what they think are great questions to ask at the end of an interview.

7. How To Write A Résumé To Get Through The Applicant Tracking System So Employers Find You (Forbes)

The keywords you think matter might not be the ones that actually do. Also, avoid using headers and footers – you can’t see them in the ATS.

6. How to Disclose a Disability to Your Employer (and Whether You Should) (The New York Times)

The legal requirements versus the reality, and how to have a conversation with an employer about accommodations.

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5. How to Write a Cover Letter That Cuts Through The Noise (G2 Learning Hub)

How to write a cover letter, mistakes to avoid and advice from career experts (plus a cover letter template).

4. The Hardest Jobs to Fill Across Canada in 2019 (Indeed)

Indeed’s data team took a closer look at what types of jobs are most likely to stay vacant for two months or more across the country, by analyzing job postings in the first half of 2019 across regions. Dive into the regional data.

3. The Top 10 Workplace Trends For 2020 (LinkedIn)

New York Times bestselling author Dan Schawbel weighs in on what we can expect in the coming year. Among the trends: hiring retirees to fill skills gaps, the return of the liberal arts major and therapy at work.

2. Here’s an example of the perfect cover letter, according to Harvard career experts (CNBC)

Linda Spencer of Harvard Extension School says that a solid cover letter answers two key questions: Why are you the right fit for the job? And, how will you add value to the organization?

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1. 7 Hiring Myths We Still Believe (Forbes)

Despite what we want to believe, the hiring process isn’t always logical, fair, objective or conducted by professionals trained in interviewing.


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Lindsay Purchase Administrator
Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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