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Five resume red flags that make employers reject you right away

Elizabeth Bromstein | September 30, 2015 9:12 am

Hiring managers, particularly those with a lot of applicants, will immediately reject resumes based on a cursory look. Here are five red flags that will cause them to do so with yours.

Category: Resumes and Cover Letters

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Careers for creatives that can pay from $60,000 – $120,000

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 1, 2015 3:48 pm

It can be difficult for creative types to find careers. Where to put your drawing, thinking, and writing talents to good use?

Category: Latest News & Advice
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How to demonstrate the most sought-after skill by employers in job interviews [Video]

Workopolis| August 31, 2015 1:16 pm

In Canadian online job ads, “Communications” is the single most requested skillset by employers. But that is a broad term. What does it mean, and how can you highlight it in an interview?

Category: Job interviews
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Ten jobs available now that pay double the Canadian national average

Peter Harris| August 29, 2015 3:57 pm

Despite rising unemployment in a few sectors, competition for workers has been heating up in many high-paying occupations for the past few years. Here are ten that pay twice the national average wage.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Salaries
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The ten job titles with the most available openings in Canada right now (and what they pay)

Peter Harris| August 29, 2015 9:44 am

Here’s a look at the job titles that have the greatest number of available openings advertised online in Canada right now – and the average salary that each of them pays.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Salaries
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How to be a fascinating conversationalist

Elizabeth Bromstein| August 28, 2015 4:50 pm

There’s one counterintuitive rule to being a wonderful conversationalist. Here’s what it is.

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Eat this not that at work: one food that makes you stupid & 5 that make you smart

Elizabeth Bromstein| August 28, 2015 4:30 pm

When 3 p.m. rolls around, and you head over to the vending machine to grab a bag of chips and a cola, you know that’s a terrible idea, right?

Category: Life At Work
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So what can you do with that English degree?

Peter Harris| August 27, 2015 9:28 pm

We took a look at thousands of resumes to see what fields English graduates end up working in and what their most common first job titles are. Here’s where that English degree can take you on the Canadian job market right now.

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[Video] The six lies that employers will most often tell you

Peter Harris| August 27, 2015 3:32 pm

In this video one unscrupulous employer lies to the candidate he is interviewing and then turns to the camera to explain the truth behind the fabrication.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies
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[Infographic] The secret formula for the perfect resume?

Peter Harris| August 27, 2015 11:30 am

Data analysis of millions of resumes reveals the keywords, resume length and sections that top-rated resumes by employers have in common as well as the weaker elements to avoid at all costs.

Category: Resumes and Cover Letters