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Canadians are working an extra day per week

Elizabeth Bromstein | October 9, 2015 4:43 pm

Fresh on the heels of a story about Sweden adopting a six-hour workday comes news that the rest of the world appears to be moving in the opposite direction, and Canada is working longer days than most.

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10 jobs you should be thankful you don’t have this Thanksgiving

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 9, 2015 3:53 pm

If you’re between jobs or longing for something better, it helps to keep things in perspective. So, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we thought we would give you a list of jobs you should be thankful you don’t have.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
Hard-working, over achiever

Sorry, results-oriented, hard-working team players need not apply

Peter Harris| October 9, 2015 12:51 pm

Employers spend only seconds scanning a resume. Don’t fill up valuable space with the same words and phrases they’re seeing in every other resume. Here’s what they’re really looking for.

Category: Resumes and Cover Letters
Young people

How many jobs should you expect to hold in your lifetime?

Peter Harris| October 8, 2015 5:06 pm

Long term employment with one company (or even in one industry) has become a thing of the past. Expert says that we should prepare for as many as 40 different jobs in ten sectors over our careers.

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You’re right. You are underpaid

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 8, 2015 4:58 pm

If you think you don’t get paid enough for what you do, you’re not alone. And research suggests you might be right.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Salaries
Dysfunctional team at work

Dear employers: Here’s why nobody wants to work for you

Peter Harris| October 7, 2015 1:46 pm

There’s been a lot of talk in the news lately about a ‘skills shortage’ as employers struggle to hire the talent that they need. Maybe there are other reasons why some companies have difficulties recruiting. Workopolis users weigh-in on the employer behaviours that make them walk away.

Category: Job Search Strategies
Gerod Roth

Man fired over racist social media posts

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 7, 2015 11:41 am

Another day, another cautionary tale about social media use. This time it comes courtesy of Atlanta, GA, where one Gerod Roth has lost his job at a marketing firm after posting a picture on Facebook of himself and a co-worker’s three-year-old black child.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
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What to wear to the job interview: 11 foolproof rules for any industry

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 5, 2015 4:31 pm

Your appearance can make or break your chances. It’s so much pressure (gah!). Don’t worry, I got your back. Here are 11 tips foolproof tips on dressing for job interview success.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice
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The 10 most common job titles of the poor, the middle class, and the rich

Peter Harris| October 5, 2015 11:52 am

Ever wonder what people actually do for a living at reach rung up the economic ladder? Here’s a look at the most frequently held jobs of the rich and poor and the many who are somewhere in the middle.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Salaries
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Hot job titles with increased hiring for the foreseeable future (and some doomed career paths to ditch now)

Peter Harris| October 3, 2015 7:30 am

Through analysis of online job postings and employer searches for candidates, the team at Workopolis was able to put together a list of the most in-demand jobs right now, emerging skills gaps, and those roles that are on their way out.

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