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: Industry News & Insights, 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
woman on her computer in the park

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
How to lose a job with your terrible follow-up

How to land a job and then lose it with your terrible follow-up

Peter Harris| May 11, 2015 10:37 am

Even when you’ve done everything right so far, and the job is ‘in the bag,’ it’s still possible to blow it at the very last minute. I’ve seen it happen.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies
WHy you should judge a book by it's cover

Yes, you should judge a book by its cover

Peter Harris| May 5, 2015 03:36 pm

How you look and what you wear are deliberate choices you make about how you present yourself to the world – and these can affect not only how others perceive you, but also how you think and act.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies
The communications fails that cost people jobs

Three reasons why employers never respond to your job applications

Peter Harris| May 4, 2015 05:55 pm

Here are some (easy-to-fix) job search communications blunders that can be preventing you from ever landing an interview.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes and Cover Letters
How to get luckier (in your career)

How to get luckier (Study of professional gamblers shows how ‘luck’ can be learned)

Peter Harris| May 1, 2015 10:04 am

It turns out the winning streaks and losing streaks are real for professional gamblers. The good news is that luck is actually a skill you can learn – and it can pay off bigtime in your career.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Student
Group of people drinking beer at a social event

8 etiquette mistakes that cost you opportunities

Elizabeth Bromstein| April 29, 2015 08:31 pm

If you want to get a job, you’ve got to socialize with people in your network. Just don’t do any of these things while you’re doing it.

Category: Job Search Strategies
The undercover job search

How to look for a job – without looking like you’re looking for a job

Peter Harris| April 23, 2015 07:48 pm

I recently wrote about how the best time to quit your job is when you’ve already lined up your next one. However, looking for a new job while employed can be tricky, so here are a few undercover job hunting techniques.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies