The 13 essential skills most often listed in Canadian job postings

The 13 essential skills most often listed in Canadian job descriptions

Peter Harris | Nov 26, 2014 7:41 am

Analysis of hundreds of entry-level job postings on Workopolis and other sites reveals which skills are mentioned most frequently – and how often they appear. Here’s what employers are looking for the most.


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Exactly how much does it pay to be good looking?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 25, 2014 8:40 pm


OK, so it’s not exactly news that it pays to be attractive. We all know that pretty people make more money and just do generally better in life than their homelier counterparts. But, how much better? That’s a good question.



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How to develop the personality trait that matters most to your career

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 25, 2014 4:39 pm


Research consistently shows that people with this one trait are more successful and make significantly more money. Here’s how to develop the one quality that matters most to your career.



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Canada's highest (and lowest) paying jobs of 2014

Canada’s highest (and lowest) paying jobs of 2014

Peter Harris| Nov 25, 2014 4:15 pm


As 2014 draws to a close, and many people start formulating their New Year’s resolutions and goals for 2015, we thought that it was a good time to take a look back at some of the country’s most (and least) lucrative jobs to have.



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The most common job titles for entry-level candidates

The most common job titles advertised for candidates with no work experience

Peter Harris| Nov 24, 2014 8:02 pm


According to a new study of Canadian job ads, less than one quarter of the employers would consider hiring candidates who have no work experience at all. So how can you get your career started?



Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies, Student,
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10 phrases to strike from your vocabulary right now

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 21, 2014 7:43 pm


The way you communicate has a big impact on whether you get ahead in your career. It’s important not to come across as dishonest, whiny, or lazy. Here are ten phrases to never say if you want to avoid giving the wrong impression.



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You’re making eye contact all wrong. The biggest eye contact mistake

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 21, 2014 5:28 pm


Eye contact is essential to coming across as warm, friendly, and confident. But not everyone has a knack for it. Also, there’s one popular piece of advice you should never take.



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13 things only Canadians understand about the job search

Workopolis| Nov 20, 2014 9:02 pm


While every job seeker’s experience is unique, like a snowflake, some things are also specific to the Canadian job search experience. We can all relate to these.



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Should you bother keeping up the job hunt over the holidays?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 19, 2014 8:54 pm


Many people will be wrapping up their job search over the holiday season, thinking that there’s not point in trying. Is there any point in continuing the quest? We say yes. Here’s why.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies,
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10 jobs that can pay from over $60,000 to over $100,000 without a degree

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 19, 2014 1:58 pm


Not a university grad? You can still make six figures. Here are ten great jobs you can get without a bachelor’s degree.



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