Top job tips and job advice of 2016

With 2017 just around the corner, we thought we’d take a look back at 2016 and see what job tips dominated our feed over the last 12 months.

From interview tips, to resume writing to top certifications, we’ve got all stages of your job search covered. If your new year’s resolution is to find a new job, here’s a collection of our top advice from 2016 to get you started!

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  1. 17 common interview questions and how to answer them
    We’ve all been dealt some of these questions in the past. Whether you were able to breeze through them with ease or blanked in the moment, it never hurts to take a little refresher. Preparation is key in any interview.

  2. 4 steps for starting a life in Canada
    With the rollercoaster of emotions that made up 2016 politics (yes, we mean Brexit and Trump being elected president of the US!) Canada seems pretty tame and stable in comparison. If you’re seriously considering a life in Canada, here’s what you need to know.

  3. 6 things awesome resumes have in common
    Somehow writing 2 pages about yourself and your job history can seem like a more gargantuan task than writing a novel. However, as hiring experts, we’ve noticed that there are actually a few rules that most great resumes follow.

  4. Job interview tips to seal the deal
    No matter how many interviews you go on, it never seems to get any easier. If you’re nervous about a job interview, but really want the job, give these interview tips a try to seal the deal.

  5. The most in-demand IT certifications of 2016
    IT and technology were hot fields in 2016 (that shows no sign of slowing down in 2017, either.) If you’re considering a career in IT, these are the certifications that will look best on your resume.

  6. The truth about recruitment agencies
    Being a recruitment agency, we’re constantly surprised by how often people misunderstand what we do. We want you to find a job that you love. That’s the bottom line. Not sure how recruiting works? We share the truth behind some common myths about recruiters and recruitment agencies.

  7. How to leave an impression at a job interview
    As you might be able to tell, job interviews are a perennially hot topic. They’re nerve-wracking and you can read up forever and never be completely prepared. Give these job interview tips a shot to stand out from the crowd.

  8. How to negotiate a job offer
    One of the least discussed parts of job hunting is how to negotiate the offer. Too often job seekers are so grateful to receive an offer of employment they don’t even consider negotiation as an option. Here’s how to bring up the topic like a pro.

  9. 12 overused resume phrases it’s time to delete from yours
    Be honest. There are some hot 2016 phrases you can’t wait to disappear. (Good riddance squad, lit and on fleek! We won’t miss you a bit.) We feel the same way about overused resume phrases. Delete these phrases for a stronger resume in 2017.

  10. 3 questions to ask yourself when creating your personal brand
    Personal branding was a big theme throughout 2016. As social media continues to dominate, it’s easier than ever for employers to find you online. Having a consistent, coherent personal brand has become undeniably important to your employability.

From covering perpetually useful topics like interview tips and resume writing, to of the moment subjects like the year’s top certifications, we look forward to sharing more insider job tips with you in 2017!