Confidential

10 secrets about how employers really screen you

Peter Harris | July 1, 2015 1:28 pm

Think it’s enough to have a list of three professional references who’ll say nice things about you? Actually, calling references is the very least of what most employers do to find out about a candidate’s past. Here are 10 other ways they investigate you.


Category: Job Search Strategies

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Tara Talbot

The one question I always ask candidates in job interviews

Workopolis| June 8, 2015 3:04 pm


Workopolis Vice President of Human Resources, Tara Talbot, shares the one question that she asks every candidate that she interviews for a job.



Category: Job interviews
What employers think you are lying about

The most common lies in Canadian resumes (and what you should actually lie about instead)

Peter Harris| June 8, 2015 11:27 am


We asked Canadian recruiters what they find to be the most common lies and exaggerations in resumes. Here’s what they told us – along with the lies that they will never check.



Category: Job interviews
Embarrassed man at his computer

What to do if you posted something you regret online

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 5, 2015 1:21 pm


We’re always yammering on around here about how you should be careful about what you post online, so you don’t ruin your entire life . But what if you’ve already posted something stupid and now you regret it but it’s too late?



Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice
Labour Force Survey

Canada’s May employment numbers: Five things you need to know

Peter Harris| June 5, 2015 10:32 am


The Canadian economy shocked economists with robust job creation last month. Here’s where the hiring is right now, and what we expect to see in the months to come.



Category: Latest News & Advice
Two women in an apartment

How much you need to earn to rent a 2-bedroom apartment in every major Canadian city

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 4, 2015 3:28 pm


For those who aren’t planning on buying a house, here’s what you have to earn to rent an apartment in major Canadian cities.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Salaries
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Industries to add the most jobs over four years might not be what you expect

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 4, 2015 2:53 pm


You might find a few of these industries surprising. It’s not just developers, engineers, and healthcare workers who will be in demand.



Category: Latest News & Advice
Emoji

Why you should be using emojis at work

Nicole Wray| June 4, 2015 11:44 am


We all have that coworker who uses emojis all the time in their work emails. Maybe it’s time for you to join them.



Category: Latest News & Advice
Canada's best places to live

Canada’s ten best places to live in 2015

Peter Harris| June 3, 2015 5:05 pm


New report ranks cities and towns across Canada according to how attractive their employment levels, income, culture and amenities make them to live and work. How does your town measure up?



Category: Latest News & Advice
Caitlyn Jenner Vanity Fair cover

How to deal with a transgender person in the workplace

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 3, 2015 1:07 pm


With so much media focus on Caitlyn Jenner’s transition from male to female this week, it seems a good time to talk about what to do if you find yourself working alongside a trans person.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work