Credential creep

Top five sectors where employers are raising the bar on qualifications and then claiming that no one is qualified

Peter Harris | Sep 13, 2014 5:53 pm

This is why having the same qualifications as the people doing the job isn’t enough to get you hired for the job now. Employers are asking for advanced education for jobs that don’t actually require it.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice, Student,

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Infographic: The places where Canadians are making the most money, by province

Elizabeth Bromstein| Sep 12, 2014 8:16 pm

Wondering where Canadians are making the most money? We’ve created a map showing the median family income, and the city with the highest income in each province.

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High paying jobs for people who don’t like people

Elizabeth Bromstein| Sep 11, 2014 6:51 pm

Employers always expect you to be a “people person.” But what if you’re an introvert, a misanthrope, or simply don’t want to be around people? Here are some job options for you.

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HR survey uncovers why so many people aren’t getting hired

Peter Harris| Sep 11, 2014 10:07 am

A new survey of HR professionals and candidates uncovers a significant disconnect between the two groups during the hiring process – and reveals what is keeping many people from getting jobs. Here’s where candidates fall short.

Category: Job interviews, Resumes and Cover Letters,
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The most overrated and underrated jobs of 2014

Elizabeth Bromstein| Sep 10, 2014 7:54 pm

New report lists the most overrated and underrated jobs of the year. Maybe it’s time to rethink that dream job.

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The truth about networking: It’s not an effective strategy for finding a new job

Peter Harris| Sep 10, 2014 5:08 pm

Much of the career advice that crosses my desk cheerfully advises job seekers to get out there and network their way into the hidden job market. But here’s why that won’t actually work.

Category: Job Search Strategies,
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12 things successful people do say

Elizabeth Bromstein| Sep 9, 2014 7:33 pm

We’re always telling you what not to say. Let’s look at some of the things we all should be saying if we want to be successful.

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[Infographic] Canada’s best and worst cities for the fall hiring season

Peter Harris| Sep 9, 2014 11:50 am

A new survey of 1,900 Canadian employers from across regions and industries reveals where the most (and least) employment gains are expected to be for the coming months.

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Choosing a career path: What to do when you don’t know what to do

Kevin Makra| Sep 9, 2014 9:02 am

Many articles written on the job search come with the assumption that you have already chosen a career path. But what if you haven’t reached that stage yet? What if you aren’t sure which occupational direction to follow?

Category: Career Dilemmas, Student,
The dark side of hiring

The dark side of hiring: Five things employers would probably rather you didn’t know

Peter Harris| Sep 8, 2014 9:06 pm

Sometimes finding a job can be made much more difficult by things going on behind the scenes that you don’t even know about. Here are five hidden reasons why you might not get hired, that employers will never tell you.

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