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Obese candidates less likely to get the job, says study

Elizabeth Bromstein | Aug 29, 2014 3:13 pm

News research says HR and recruiting professionals view obesity as a negative marker for character, productivity, and performance.


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Canada’s top 10 best jobs for 2014

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 29, 2014 2:36 pm


The top 10 jobs in Canada for 2014, and what you need to get them. They might not be what you expect.



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Four coworkers we could do without

Karen Geier| Apr 28, 2014 6:27 pm


Every workplace has politicians and credit stealers. Here are some of the most annoying coworkers and some tips on how to deal with them.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice, Life At Work,
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Infographic: 100 job interview dos and don’ts

Workopolis| Apr 28, 2014 1:41 pm


Be on time, sit up straight, prepare your stories, be confident, wear pants, don’t get drunk. Who can remember all that? We created this infographic of 100 job search tips, to help you make your best possible first impression.



Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
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It’s passed go-time: Your last-minute guide to looking for a summer job with little or no experience

Kevin Makra| Apr 25, 2014 1:24 pm


Getting a summer job is a rite of passage for many youth in Canada. Early work experience is valuable to prepare you for future employment. The race for jobs has already begun; here’s how you can still land a great gig for the summer of 2014.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,
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Former Googler reveals the resume secrets that grab the tech giant’s attention

Melissa Allen| Apr 25, 2014 9:47 am


Former Google employee Melissa Allen (who has since joined the ranks of the Workopolis team) reveals some insider tips on what one of the world’s most coveted employers looks for in the millions of candidate resumes they receive.



Category: Resumes and Cover Letters,
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Discussion topic: Was restaurant right to fire waitress for refusing to refund $200 tip?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 23, 2014 6:47 pm


IHOP fires waitress for not returning a $200 tip, then rehires her. Should she have had to return it? Let’s discuss.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Recruiting and Managing,
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Five signs the problem is you

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 22, 2014 8:48 pm


Is everyone around you stupid and incompetent? If that’s the case, there’s a very good chance the problem is actually you



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Top free apps for job seekers

Simon Cohen| Apr 22, 2014 4:36 pm


Tech columnist Simon Cohen recommends the top free apps that will make your phone work for you during the job search.



Category: Job Search Strategies,
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It takes 16 weeks to get a new job

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 21, 2014 3:12 pm


Workopolis looks at how long it takes to find work, how many jobs candidates must apply for and how long it takes to hear back. A whopping 44 per cent of candidates never hear back after an interview.



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