Man and woman shaking hands

Things you need to know: how to shake hands

Elizabeth Bromstein | Oct 23, 2014 9:38 pm

It’s such a simple, everyday thing, and it can make or break your first impression. And yet so many people don’t know how to give a proper handshake.


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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,
Security

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.



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



Category: Career Dilemmas,
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.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
Guy in a suit looking defiant and frustrated sitting at a desk

Why you will never get anywhere

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 9, 2014 6:58 pm


There’s a reason this advice has carried on through the ages: it’s classic success strategy. Here’s the one thing you must stop doing if you want to get anywhere in life and career.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Life At Work, Recruiting and Managing,
Woman hiding behind plant to spy on coworkers

Employer’s “no sex” policy not enforceable in Canada

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 9, 2014 5:49 pm


Christian charity World Vision enforces a conduct code of sexual abstinence for single employees in its American office. Could this happen in Canada? And how would they enforce it?



Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work,
Boss

Employment Law Q&A: Can you sue the boss who’s out to get you?

Norman Grosman| Apr 8, 2014 9:52 am


A Workopolis user whose career has taken a hit because of a vindictive executive asks our employment lawyer if he can sue the boss who had it in for him. Here’s the legal opinion.



Category: Employment Law,
Be the top candidate

Six ways to be the top candidate for the job

Kevin Makra| Apr 7, 2014 10:06 am


Despite some of the negative economic news swirling around, Canadian businesses are hiring now. In fact most companies are always looking for top candidates. Here’s how you can become a one of those stand-out candidates who gets chosen first.



Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies,