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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.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
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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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Five non-traditional resume formats to make yours stand out from the pack

Simon Cohen| Aug 22, 2014 03:17 pm


The standard resume can be boring, not least for the candidate sending it out. Here are five technology-enhanced ideas you can use to do something different and interesting with your application.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,
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How I know I’m not going to hire you before I even meet you

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 21, 2014 04:15 pm


It’s an old cliche that you only get one chance to make a first impression. And when that impression is via written communication, it can be even more difficult. Don’t make these mistakes.



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Six ways to make yourself unforgettable

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 20, 2014 03:36 pm


Part of the battle of getting the job is getting people to remember who you are. Here are some ways to ensure that those you meet won’t forget you.



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Study: Where can that liberal arts degree take you on the Canadian job market right now?

Peter Harris| Aug 13, 2014 06:02 pm


When we looked at the first job titles of grads with a liberal arts education, I was tempted to call this piece ‘The Degrees Most Likely to Land You a Job in Customer Service.’ However, even those studies without a clear career path still pay off in surprising ways.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Student,
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Five careers you need to tell your kids about

Nicole Wray| Aug 13, 2014 04:34 pm


Thinking about the workforce of the future should be on every student’s back-to-school to-do list. Here, a Canadian futurist identifies the top five career prospects of 2020.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,
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The most ludicrous lies told on resumes

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 11, 2014 03:26 pm


New survey reveals the lies candidates have told on resumes that employers just won’t forget. Don’t get caught telling one of these whoppers.



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The five worst things you can do in a job interview

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 8, 2014 04:49 pm


Do you think you know what not to do in a job interview? We’ve got a definitive list of the behaviours you should avoid if you want to get the job.



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