Job Search Strategies

How to talk gooder

How to talk gooder

Elizabeth Bromstein| Sep 17, 2014 05:53 pm

Improve your spoken communication and you will improve the impression you make on other people, and your career prospects

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
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5 jobs search hacks

Elizabeth Bromstein| Sep 16, 2014 07:28 pm

If your search is in a slump, maybe you need to take a different approach and try something new. Here are five hacks to jump start your job search.

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

Peter Harris| Sep 10, 2014 05:08 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.

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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 09:06 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.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies,

Infographic: the top five resume fails

Elizabeth Bromstein| Sep 8, 2014 05:40 pm

It’s actually quite likely that you’re making one of these extremely common resume errors. The good news is they’re easy to fix.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Resumes,
The one word in your resume that convinced me not to hire you

The one word in your resume that convinced me not to hire you (and it wasn’t a typo)

Peter Harris| Sep 5, 2014 07:54 pm

Here’s a how a senior candidate for a marketing role lost her chances of being hired based on a single word in her resume – and it wasn’t a typo or a spelling mistake.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies, Resumes and Cover Letters,
Employers interview 6 candidates to hire for a creative role

Employer survey: How to land a job in a creative field

Peter Harris| Sep 2, 2014 10:01 am

Want a role that lets you make a living using your creative skills on the job? A new survey says that there should be an upswing in hiring for these positions throughout the rest of 2014. Here’s how creative employers hire and what they’re looking for.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes and Cover Letters, Student,
A group of diverse professionals

The culture of the Canadian Job Search: A guide for newcomers or newbies

Colleen Clarke| Aug 27, 2014 10:18 am

Every country has its own unique set of cultural values and expectations that are the norm when it comes to job search. Understanding how people are expected to interact at each phase can greatly increase your chances of being chosen.

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Ten jobs available now that pay double the Canadian national average

Peter Harris| Aug 26, 2014 08:57 am

We all know that doctors, lawyers and dentists tend to be well compensated, and that the CEO makes more money than everybody else. But what if you’re not one of those guys? Here are some high-paying gigs for the rest of us.

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

Peter Harris| Aug 25, 2014 01:46 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.

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