Two men talking over coffee

Your unwillingness to make small talk is nothing to be proud of and not helping your career

Elizabeth Bromstein | May 22, 2015 9:07 pm

At some point, someone, somewhere came up with this idea that avoiding small talk and only engaging in big, deep, meaningful conversation is the hallmark of a superior moral, intellectual, and spiritual character.
That’s ridiculous.


Category: Latest News & Advice

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Labour shortage: The 10 hardest jobs for Canadian employers to fill in 2015

Peter Harris| May 19, 2015 3:21 pm


One third of Canadian employers report encountering difficulties hiring the workers they need due to growing labour shortages. Here are the most in-demand occupations of 2015.



Category: 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 7:25 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
The supply and demand for second languages in Canada in 2015

[Interactive table] The supply and demand for second languages (in resumes and job postings) in Canada in 2015

Workopolis| May 19, 2015 7:22 am


Canadians list fluency in 90 languages in their Workopolis resumes. These interactive data tables highlight where clusters of candidates are located – and where the demand for various languages is by region and sector.



Category: Latest News & Advice
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The 5 people you need to succeed

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 15, 2015 7:17 pm


If you’re looking for a job, changing careers, or starting a business, the people in your life will be absolutely instrumental in your success or failure. Here are five friends you need to have in your corner.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Uncategorised
Man sitting on a post in the city surrounded by green and looking pensive

14 Canadians who were fired for social media posts

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 15, 2015 4:15 pm


Sometimes we need a reminder that what you post on social media can cost you dearly, and even get you fired from your job. Here are 14 Canadians who learned that the hard way.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Latest News & Advice, Uncategorised
Are you judging me?

What employers are really judging you on in job interviews

Peter Harris| May 15, 2015 4:08 pm


Here’s a look at what employers really want to see from the top candidates that they interview, and how you can demonstrate the qualities that get one person selected over another.



Category: Job interviews
Sean Simoes

Why the FHRITP guy doesn’t deserve to be fired

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 13, 2015 4:52 pm


Hydro One employee Shawn Simoes was very publicly canned from his job after a viral video showed him acting like a dirtbag to a City TV News reporter. Was that justice?



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Latest News & Advice
woman on her computer in the park

How to write the email that gets you a job

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 12, 2015 6:13 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
The worst cover letter ever?

The worst cover letter ever

Peter Harris| May 12, 2015 11:32 am


It only took three words for this particular cover letter to completely sink a candidate’s chances of landing an interview.



Category: Resumes and Cover Letters