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Hot job titles with increased hiring for the foreseeable future (and some doomed career paths to ditch now)

Peter Harris | October 3, 2015 7:30 am

Through analysis of online job postings and employer searches for candidates, the team at Workopolis was able to put together a list of the most in-demand jobs right now, emerging skills gaps, and those roles that are on their way out.

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Five snap decisions that can ruin your career in an instant

Peter Harris| September 18, 2015 10:50 am

It takes a lot longer to build and maintain a successful career than it does to wreck it. Here’s a look at some of the most common split second blunders that can derail all your hard work.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Life At Work
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The world’s coolest offices 2015

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 17, 2015 3:44 pm

Want to see some awesome places where some of the world’s lucky people get to work? Does your office have a fire pit or a floating conference room?

Category: Life At Work
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Science says you shouldn’t have to start work before 10 a.m.

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 16, 2015 4:52 pm

If you think you shouldn’t have to get up so early for work, you now have science on your side. A new study suggests that making staff start work before 10 a.m. is making employees sick, exhausted and stressed.

Category: Life At Work
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Innovations in online job searching: How Workopolis takes the work out of looking for work

Workopolis| September 16, 2015 10:33 am

In our ongoing mission to help connect as many Canadians as possible with the opportunities they need to be successful, we are continuously innovating and improving the tools and resources we offer. Here’s what’s new.

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Warning signs: How to spot a bad company culture right from the interview

Peter Harris| September 16, 2015 9:21 am

Working in a toxic environment is not just bad for your career potential, it can also take a huge toll on your mental and even physical health. Here are some signs of a noxious workplace to avoid.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies
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Three stories you must prepare before the job interview

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 15, 2015 4:58 pm

You will be asked behavioural questions in any interview. Prepare these three stories and you can probably answer them all.

Category: Job interviews
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What employers are really judging you on in job interviews

Peter Harris| September 15, 2015 10:08 am

Wondering what employers really want to see from the top candidates that they interview? It’s probably not what you think. Here’s how to demonstrate the qualities that get one person chosen over another.

Category: Job interviews
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Three reasons why smart people don’t get hired

Peter Harris| September 12, 2015 7:25 am

Here’s the thing with being very, very smart: the brightest people are not always the most successful. Sometimes having too much intelligence can be a problem on the job market. Here’s the trouble with smart people.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice
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20 negative & unproductive things your brain says during the job search & how to respond

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 11, 2015 4:10 pm

Sometimes your brain is your worst enemy. During the job search it will say all kinds of things to sabotage you. Here’s how to respond.

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