The 13 essential skills most often listed in Canadian job postings

The 13 essential skills most often listed in Canadian job descriptions

Peter Harris | Nov 26, 2014 7:41 am

Analysis of hundreds of entry-level job postings on Workopolis and other sites reveals which skills are mentioned most frequently – and how often they appear. Here’s what employers are looking for the most.


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Workers reveal their biggest pet peeves about colleagues and the workplace

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 13, 2014 9:10 am


Noisy colleagues, lunch stealers, the water cooler being “too far away.” What employees complained about in one survey.



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Survey: The most sought-after skills that employers are having difficulty finding

Kevin Makra| May 13, 2014 9:02 am


Study reveals the most in-demand skills that Canadian employers say they are struggling to find in candidates – broken down by region, company size and more.



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Seven resume grammar mistakes that make you look dumb

Lola Brown| May 12, 2014 8:08 pm


Grammar mistakes can undermine your credibility and affect your chances of getting the job. Don’t fall into these easy traps that can make you look dumber than you actually are.



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Busting the top ten job search myths

Peter Harris| May 11, 2014 9:00 am


Hopefully seeing through some of these common myths and misconceptions about looking for a job can save you from making potentially costly mistakes and help you to land your next gig faster.



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Ten ways to seem smarter than you really are

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 10, 2014 11:00 am


Want to look smarter than you really are in order to make an outstanding impression? There are some simple tricks and tweaks that ‘seemingly’ bright people use in order to do just that. See what projects intelligence.



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10 examples of shockingly unprofessional behaviour

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 9, 2014 5:57 pm


From clipping toenails in a meeting room to copying the entire company on an angry email, we’ve got ten real-life examples of terrible workplace conduct.



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The top jobs available now across the country and the top trending sectors in online job postings

Peter Harris| May 9, 2014 10:31 am


Online job postings are on the rise across industries right now. Here are the regions and sectors that are seeing the most growth – and which areas are lagging behind.



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7 traits of charismatic people

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 9, 2014 10:10 am


Charismatic people have more friends, more success, more of everything. Here are seven qualities you can develop in yourself to become one of these magnetic individuals.



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The worst career advice you ever received

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 8, 2014 2:26 pm


Everyone likes to give advice. But it’s not always helpful. People share their stories of the worst career advice they ever got.



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