Job Search Strategies

Dysfunctional team at work

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

Peter Harris| October 7, 2015 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.

Category: Job Search Strategies
Woman getting dressed in the mirror

What to wear to the job interview: 11 foolproof rules for any industry

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 5, 2015 04:31 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
Chihuahua in a bag

Eight things not to bring to the job interview

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 2, 2015 08:48 am

Job interview time! You got your light reading material for the commute, your snack, your coffee, your mom. All set, right? Wrong.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies
Young team of people looking for opportunities

How to get a job without experience (when no one will hire you without experience)

Peter Harris| September 24, 2015 11:13 am

It’s the classic Catch-22, you need a job in order to get experience, but you need experience in order to get a job. Well, here’s how you can crack the job market for the very first time.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice
Woman in red at her computer

Where recruiters look first for new hires and what they look for

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 23, 2015 02:55 pm

New report shows recruiters aren’t looking at direct applications first. So, where are they looking to find talent?

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Recruiting and Managing
Unhappy workers at a company performing poorly

Warning signs: How to spot a bad company culture right from the interview

Peter Harris| September 16, 2015 09:21 am

Working in a toxic environment is not just bad for your career potential, it can also take a huge toll on your mental and even physical health. Here are some signs of a noxious workplace to avoid.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies
Young man contemplating his future prospects

The most common reason why people don’t get hired

Peter Harris| September 10, 2015 12:39 pm

Many people write to Workopolis asking for advice in finding a new job. It turns out that a great deal of them are making the same mistake in their job search. Here’s how to fix it.

Category: Job Search Strategies
Two women talking at the bar

Case study: How to make connections in your field and tap into the hidden job market

Kevin Makra| September 9, 2015 01:16 pm

How one woman came up with an unbelievable networking strategy that paid off with the connections she needed to crack a tight job market.

Category: Job Search Strategies
Start-up team having a morning meeting

Ten jobs available now that pay double the Canadian national average

Peter Harris| August 29, 2015 03:57 pm

Despite rising unemployment in a few sectors, competition for workers has been heating up in many high-paying occupations for the past few years. Here are ten that pay twice the national average wage.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Salaries
Peter Harris - Workopolis editor-in-chief

[Video] The six lies that employers will most often tell you

Peter Harris| August 27, 2015 03:32 pm

In this video one unscrupulous employer lies to the candidate he is interviewing and then turns to the camera to explain the truth behind the fabrication.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies