Job Search Strategies

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The common behaviours of the most successful job seekers

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 30, 2015 02:30 pm

The most successful job seekers display a common set of behaviours, according to a new survey. Here’s what they are.

Category: Job Search Strategies
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The best time to apply for a job

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 29, 2015 03:17 pm

The best time to apply for a job is when the company isn’t looking. Here’s why that is.

Category: Job Search Strategies
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The cover letter is out: What’s hot (and what’s not) in job searching in 2015

Peter Harris| June 18, 2015 04:21 pm

To be successful, your job search needs to keep up with the evolving technological and cultural trends of the time. Here’s what’s trending in job searching right now.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes and Cover Letters
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21 things every job seeker needs to know how to do

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 11, 2015 03:38 pm

If you’re going to get that great job you want, there are a number of things you need to know how to do. Here is a list of everything you should master, from the beginning to the end of the job search.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes and Cover Letters
Five essential skills

Five in-demand skills you probably already have that can get you hired fast

Peter Harris| June 11, 2015 01:35 pm

We aren’t always the best judges of our own assets. This can make it difficult to know what to highlight in a resume. Start with these essential, in-demand skills that you probably have right now.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes and Cover Letters
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Eight job search road blocks and how to get past them

Kevin Makra| June 1, 2015 10:56 am

Finding a new job isn’t easy, and it’s easy to get frustrated if you’re stuck in the mud. Here is how you can bypass some of the most common job hunting traps that trip people up.

Category: Job Search Strategies
HR Survey: Why qualified people don't get hired

HR Survey: 10 reasons why qualified candidates don’t get hired for the job

Peter Harris| May 23, 2015 09:16 am

In an ideal world, the job would go to the most qualified candidate, but it often doesn’t. A panel of recruiters and hiring managers share the most common candidate red flags and applicant behaviours that will keep them from hiring someone.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies
Jobs that pay double the national average

Ten jobs available now that pay double the Canadian national average

Peter Harris| May 22, 2015 03:57 pm

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
Is it still worth learning a second language in Canada in 2015?

Is it still worth learning a second language in Canada in 2015?

Peter Harris| May 19, 2015 07:25 am

The Workopolis team analyzed millions of resumes and job postings to calculate the value of English and French bilingualism in job markets across the country.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
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How to write the email that gets you a job

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 12, 2015 06:13 pm

Your friends are your most valuable resource during the job search. How you reach out to that network can make or break your chances of hearing about that perfect job.

Category: Job Search Strategies