Job Search Strategies

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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
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[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
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The sneaky way to beat the competition in the job search

Elizabeth Bromstein| August 20, 2015 04:05 pm

When it comes to hiring, human resources types and hiring managers are looking for one thing: cultural fit.

Category: Job Search Strategies
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Survey: How employers look you up (and why your online presence really matters)

Peter Harris| August 20, 2015 01:18 pm

Workopolis employer survey reveals where Canadian employers screen candidates online, what they want to find out about you, and why your connectivity really matters to them.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice
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The secrets that successful people learn in elementary school

Peter Harris| August 18, 2015 01:14 pm

Everything you need to know about career success, you could have picked up in elementary school. Because very little has changed since then.

Category: Job Search Strategies
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Hiring managers share their tips & tricks for spotting the perfect candidate

Elizabeth Bromstein| August 17, 2015 11:31 am

There will never be one magic way to spot the perfect hire, but maybe one of these tricks or tips shared by hiring managers will make it easier.

Category: Job Search Strategies
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How to make the jobs come to you

Elizabeth Bromstein| August 14, 2015 11:18 am

Everyone hates applying for jobs. Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could just sit back and wait for the jobs to come to you? Here are some ways to help make that happen.

Category: Job Search Strategies
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Ten ways you’re sabotaging your own job search without knowing it

Peter Harris| August 6, 2015 12:24 pm

Your chances of landing the job are greatly increased if you and your potential employer hit it off. Here’s how many people make sure that there’s no chance of that.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies
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Hiring managers reveal the qualities that make candidates stand out

Elizabeth Bromstein| August 4, 2015 09:05 am

Standing out in the job search can be hard. We asked hiring managers what causes a candidate to grab their attention and stay top of mind. Here’s what they told us.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies
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The names employers are biased against – and what you can do about it

Simon Cohen| July 30, 2015 11:17 am

Studies show that your name on job applicants greatly influences whether or not employers will call you – and the salary you may be offered. Here’s a look at the biases, and how to beat the system.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies