Workopolis Employment Outlook

Workopolis July Employment Update: Slow, steady hiring to continue through the summer 2014

Peter Harris | Jul 11, 2014 9:30 am

The Canadian economy shed part-time jobs in June and gained full-time positions. Based on employers’ online advertisements for job opportunities, here’s where Workopolis sees the state of employment in this country for the coming months.


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7 ways to increase your value on the job market right now

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 15, 2014 8:41 pm


The scarcity principle suggests that people place a higher value on things that are likely to disappear to competitors. Here’s how to create that demand for yourself.



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Transferable skills that will carry you from hospitality jobs to other careers

Melissa Allen| May 15, 2014 4:15 pm


Those who want to switch jobs after working in hospitality positions can boast a large list of skills and qualities that should interest any employer.



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Be funnier and more successful

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 15, 2014 2:53 pm


A great sense of humor increases your chance of getting the job. Can you be funnier? We think so. Here’s how.



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You’re right, pessimists, you really aren’t likely to succeed

Peter Harris| May 15, 2014 9:29 am


A new study has confirmed that overconfidence is more important than actual competence when it comes to getting ahead at work and in life. Here’s why ego ranks higher than talent, and what it can mean for you.



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Line up your next gig - before you really need to

How to line up your next job – before you really need to

Karen Geier| May 15, 2014 9:15 am


If you suddenly find yourself out of work – you may have to scramble to find a new job right away just to keep the paycheques coming in. It’s much more strategic to have multiple career-change options planned at all times. Here’s how.



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Confessions of the $100,000 waitress

Peter Harris| May 14, 2014 3:20 pm


The server who makes a six-figure salary tells us how she got the job and what it takes to earn the really high wages in the hospitality industry. Here’s how she does it.



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By the numbers: The cold hard facts of finding a job in Canada in 2014

By the numbers: The cold hard facts of finding a job in Canada in 2014 [Infographic]

Peter Harris| May 13, 2014 11:00 am


How many applications and interviews does it take on average to land a job in 2014? Here’s what our research shows – along with the best days of the week to apply for a job, the best time of day to interview, and more.



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Workers reveal their biggest pet peeves about colleagues and the workplace

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 13, 2014 9:10 am


Noisy colleagues, lunch stealers, the water cooler being “too far away.” What employees complained about in one survey.



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Survey: The most sought-after skills that employers are having difficulty finding

Kevin Makra| May 13, 2014 9:02 am


Study reveals the most in-demand skills that Canadian employers say they are struggling to find in candidates – broken down by region, company size and more.



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