International index of ignorance

New international poll reveals the ‘most ignorant’ countries (Canadians aren’t the dumbest)

Peter Harris | Oct 30, 2014 6:12 pm

An international survey of public perceptions reveals how much Canadians know about the basic make-up of our population and the scale of some key social issues. Here’s what most of us get wrong and how we compare to other countries.

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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.

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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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Online resume

Employers view resumes for fewer than 11 seconds

Peter Harris| Apr 21, 2014 7:56 am

Workopolis can see in real-time how many resumes employers look at, and how long they spend on each resume page before saving it or moving on. 80% of resumes don’t make the cut.

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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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Angus Young of ACDC on stage

Career lessons from AC/DC

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 16, 2014 6:08 pm

For those about the job search, we salute you. The rumours of AC/DC’s retirement are grossly exaggerated. Here’s what you can learn from looking at the Aussie rockers’ over 40 year career.

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Woman exercising boxing.

10 surprisingly high-paying part-time jobs

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 15, 2014 5:29 pm

Who doesn’t need a little extra income? Even if you’re working full time, taking on a part-time job can help pay the bills. Here are 10 that pay surprisingly well.

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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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Envelope of Canadian money

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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