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How I know I’m not going to hire you before I even meet you

Elizabeth Bromstein | Aug 21, 2014 4:15 pm

It’s an old cliche that you only get one chance to make a first impression. And when that impression is via written communication, it can be even more difficult. Don’t make these mistakes.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,

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The best and worst jobs of 2014

The best (and the worst) job in the world for 2014

Peter Harris| Apr 15, 2014 11:05 am

Based on working environment, stress level, employment outlook, and wages, here’s a look at the ten best and the ten worst careers to be in this year. Being a print journalist isn’t the worst job in the world anymore.

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Woman and robot

Robot Counsellor? Jobs in Canada in 2030.

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 14, 2014 7:29 pm

What will you be doing for work in 2030? We’ve got an in on a digital job fair where you can check out ten jobs of the future as imagined by futurists.

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Would you quit your job for $5,000

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 11, 2014 8:24 pm

Online retailer Amazon is offering its employees $5,000 to quit. Why would they do that? And would you take a similar offer to quit your job?

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Tomorrow's Most Wanted: The most in-demand traits

[Infographic] The qualities that define who is going to get the best jobs

Peter Harris| Apr 11, 2014 10:52 am

What do you need in order to be successful? A new international study of business leaders reveals the most sought-after qualities in the leaders and workers of tomorrow. Who gets the most attractive jobs?

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man handing over his resume at an outdoor coffee shop

15 terms you must include in your resume and 10 things that will get it tossed

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 10, 2014 8:24 pm

Are you a “proactive go getter?” Don’t be. Here are 15 terms hiring managers want to see in your resume, more they don’t, and 10 things you must not include under peril of it winding up in the trash.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,

Workopolis accounts and information secure from Heart Bleed Bug

Peter Harris| Apr 10, 2014 12:19 pm

There has been a lot of talk in the media recently about a serious global online-security threat known as the Heart Bleed Bug. We are pleased to say that your Workopolis account and information are safe. Our site was not affected by the Heart Bleed vulnerability.

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What's in (and what's out) in job searching?

The cover letter is out: What’s hot (and what’s not) in job searching

Peter Harris| Apr 10, 2014 9:21 am

Much of what we have traditionally been taught about looking for a job just isn’t true anymore. To be successful, your work search needs to keep up with the evolving technological and cultural trends of the time. Here’s what’s in and what’s out right now.

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Exit strategy: How to quit your job

Exit strategy: The smart way to leave your job

Karen Geier| Apr 10, 2014 8:49 am

As much as breaking into a chorus of ‘Take This Job and Shove It’ might seem like fun, it wouldn’t be the most strategic way to quit of a bad gig. Here’s how to plan a smooth exit, and four common mistakes to avoid.

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Women heading for the exit

7 reasons not to take the job

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 9, 2014 7:55 pm

Yes, you need work, but there are instances in which you should not take the job if that option is available to you. High turnover, an over-eagerness to hire. Here are seven signs you should walk away from the offer.

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