How long Canadians stay at work

Job hopping is the new normal

Peter Harris | Apr 17, 2014 9:13 am

We’ve heard complaints from employers about ‘job hopping’ candidates who show no loyalty to their jobs. So the Workopolis team took a look at how long on average Canadians are staying in their jobs. It turns out that the way we work is changing quickly.

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Why apologize even when you’re not sorry

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 3, 2014 6:48 pm

An apology can disarm your opponent and give you the upper hand. But it has to be delivered in the right way. Learn how and why you should apologize.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice, Life At Work, Recruiting and Managing,
Woman getting a massage

15 companies with amazing perks to turn you green with envy

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 2, 2014 11:37 am

It’s a competitive market for talent, so companies are offering some incredible perks to lure the best and brightest. Come for the massages and free food, stay for the latte art and African dance classes.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work,
Job Search Snafus

How do most people blow their chances of getting the job?

Peter Harris| Apr 2, 2014 10:16 am

A new study of chief financial officers (CFOs) has revealed where most candidacies go off the rails during the job application process. Here’s where we’re making the most costly mistakes.

Category: Job Search Strategies,

The only job interview question that really matters (and the one question you must not say ‘no’ to)

Peter Harris| Apr 1, 2014 2:36 pm

There’s a question that you are going to be asked in every job interview that will allow you to take control of the conversation and make a powerful impression on the employer – as long as you’re ready to say ‘yes.’

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Fashion models

9 surprisingly low-paying jobs

Melissa Allen| Apr 1, 2014 9:50 am

Last week we looked at ten jobs that pay surprisingly high salaries. (Yes you can make a decent living with that English degree.) Now here’s a look at some high profile jobs that look glamorous, but pay surprisingly low wages.

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Woman creates awesome Lego-like self to go with resume

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 31, 2014 3:28 pm

This aspiring account service intern should have no problem getting a job with her Lego-inspired self promotion. What a great idea.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,
Five strategies for landing your first job

Five ways for young workers to beat the odds and get a head start on their careers

Kevin Makra| Mar 31, 2014 10:17 am

Unemployment for younger workers, those people in their twenties trying to get their careers started, continues to be a major issue across North America. Here are some proven career strategies that can help make landing your first job easier.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,
Business woman on the phone

Your references could be sabotaging you

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 28, 2014 6:59 pm

Sixty-nine percent of employers have changed their mind about a candidate after speaking with that person’s reference. Three out of five have spoken to one who didn’t say good things.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
Young woman at work

The end of the illegal unpaid internship in Canada?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 28, 2014 6:32 pm

Two magazines have been told to stop unpaid internships, effective immediately, by the Ontario Labour Ministry. The ministry is also planning a cross-sector crackdown this spring.

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