The 13 essential skills most often listed in Canadian job postings

The 13 essential skills most often listed in Canadian job descriptions

Peter Harris | Nov 26, 2014 7:41 am

Analysis of hundreds of entry-level job postings on Workopolis and other sites reveals which skills are mentioned most frequently – and how often they appear. Here’s what employers are looking for the most.


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Job interview tomorrow? Six things you must do today.

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 18, 2014 9:35 pm


You’ve got the interview. Don’t waste the opportunity. Do these things now to dramatically increase your chances of being hired.



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Report: The 10 hottest job markets in Canada

Peter Harris| Nov 17, 2014 9:16 pm


By analyzing the behavior of its roughly eight million Canadian users, the team at LinkedIn has created a report on the country’s most active job markets as well as the most sought-after skills by employers.



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Secrets to career success nobody tells you

The three simple secrets to career success that nobody ever tells you

Peter Harris| Nov 17, 2014 5:29 pm


Most people will tell you to target jobs that are fulfilling for you, that are high-paying and in-line with your overall career goals. That’s a long walk down a dead end street. Here’s the real secret to a successful career.



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The only skill that really matters in your resume

The only skill that really matters in your resume

Peter Harris| Nov 14, 2014 4:27 pm


Nobody cares about what you know – all that employers want to see is what you can actually do with what you know. Here’s how to find and highlight the one thing that a successful resume really needs to communicate.



Category: Resumes and Cover Letters, Student,
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Five stupid career gambles you’ll regret taking

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 13, 2014 8:45 pm


Sometimes things that seem like good ideas at the time are actually very, very bad ideas. Here are four of those.



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How long it takes to land a job in Canada

How long does it take Canadians to get a new job?

Peter Harris| Nov 13, 2014 10:30 am


The Canadian job market is heating up, so hopefully these numbers will come down in the months ahead, but here is how long it takes most Canadians to secure a new job in 2014.



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Irish woman turned down for teaching position because employer thinks the Irish are all drunks

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 12, 2014 6:47 pm


A woman who applied for a teaching job in Seoul, South Korea, was rejected based on the “alcoholism nature” of the Irish.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Recruiting and Managing,
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Things you need to know: how to remember everyone’s name

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 11, 2014 8:43 pm


Many people have trouble remembering names. Developing the ability to do so is a game changer. Here’s how to do it.



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The reason Mark Zuckerberg wears the same shirt every day

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 11, 2014 6:31 pm


Why does Mark Zuckerberg always wear that grey t-shirt? The answer comes wrapped in some excellent career and life advice.



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