Job Search Strategies

The undercover job search

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

Peter Harris| Apr 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,
Warning signs in job descriptions

Six red flags in job descriptions that should warn you not to apply

Peter Harris| Apr 22, 2015 04:23 pm

Here are some of the hidden messages that you can spot in job advertisements that should warn you to steer clear – or at least to approach with caution.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies,
How employers select candidates

Ranked: The six things employers care the most about in candidates (in order of importance)

Peter Harris| Apr 20, 2015 02:54 pm

A new international survey of employers from across industries has revealed what matters the most to them when considering new hires.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
Blonde woman shopping for clothes

I didn’t hire a woman once because of her pants

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 13, 2015 07:33 pm

Are your outfits inspiring confidence or leaving hiring managers cold? Here’s how one woman’s pants cost her a job opportunity.

Category: Job Search Strategies,
Man and woman working at a computer

Where the stable, high paying jobs will be through 2020

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 10, 2015 07:01 pm

Whether you’re a new grad or just thinking about whether a career change is right for you, you would do well to look to these areas that are projected to boom over the next five tears.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
Professional woman looking at a tablet

The social media posts Canadian employers say swayed them for or against hiring a candidate

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 9, 2015 09:01 pm

We asked employers about their social media habits and what they look for when the creep candidates’ profiles. Here’s what they told us turned them on and off.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,
Dude with sruffy hair looking like he's hiding in the corner of the image frame

The career secret everyone is keeping from everyone else: we’re all just winging it

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 9, 2015 08:02 pm

The job search is daunting and can be frightening. This is often made worse by the feeling that you have no idea what you’re doing. Take heart. Nobody else does either.

Category: Job Search Strategies,
Man looking at his wrist watch

The best time of the week to apply for a new job?

Peter Harris| Apr 7, 2015 09:19 pm

Noon on Tuesdays. A new study of job posting behaviour, candidate applications and hiring decisions pinpoints midday on Tuesday as your best bet for landing a new gig. Here’s why.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
Employers reviewing an online profile

The top three things that employers want to see in your social media profiles

Peter Harris| Apr 5, 2015 02:45 pm

Most employers say that they screen potential candidates’ social media profiles before deciding whether or not to hire them. Here are the three things they are most looking to see in your online behaviour. (And a few that they don’t.)

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Student,
Executive on the stairs

Why not-so-smart but charismatic people get promoted, but the CEO has the least people skills of all

Nicole Wray| Mar 31, 2015 06:47 pm

If you’ve ever watched a not-so-smart but charismatic co-worker rise in the promotion ranks, then you know that IQ isn’t everything. So why are the people at the top so anti-social?

Category: Job Search Strategies, Life At Work,