The Canadian job search by the numbers

Apply on Mondays, interview in the morning: Successful job search trends revealed

Peter Harris | Jan 23, 2015 12:21 pm

How many applications and interviews does it take the average Canadian to land a job? Here’s what our research shows – along with what employers decide about you in just four seconds and more job searching by the numbers.

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[Video] Journalist quits her job while dancing to Kanye

Peter Harris| Sep 30, 2013 10:34 am

Well, that’s one way to do it. A disgruntled journalist who was always pressured to produce a large volume of video content – regardless of the quality of the stories has created a bonus video for her boss.

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The three I's of the job search

The three I’s of the job search

Kevin Makra| Sep 30, 2013 9:01 am

Typically, if a candidate begins every sentence with ‘I,’ they run the risk of sounding too self-centred and turning an employer off. However, using these three I words can lead to a dynamic and proactive approach to looking for a job.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,
What your facial hair says about you

Study: What you can tell about a person by their facial hair

Peter Harris| Sep 26, 2013 4:43 pm

Wearing a goatee can indicate that you might be either evil or Canadian (or both). What else can you tell about a person by their beard? A new study says quite a lot, actually. Here’s what your facial hair reveals.

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The most common job interview questions

The most commonly asked job interview questions and how to answer them

Peter Harris| Sep 25, 2013 4:54 pm

Personality and fit-based job interview questions can be tricky to answer off the top of your head, but fortunately because many questions are regularly asked in interviews across industries, you can prepare for them in advance. Here are some of the most frequently asked.

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The strangest resume blunders

Some of the unbelievably strange resume blunders that candidates actually make

Elizabeth Bromstein| Sep 23, 2013 2:34 pm

People write some strange things in their resumes. We spoke with recruiters to collect some of the more unusual things they’ve seen candidates include in their applications. Here are some weird ways to end up in the reject pile.

Category: Resumes and Cover Letters,
Easy ways to blow a job interview

Six easy ways to blow a job interview

Peter Harris| Sep 20, 2013 2:46 pm

A funny thing happened to me at a job interview one time. It started out well, I was on time, I had done my research, and I was enthusiastic. And then I proceeded to ensure that I had no chance whatsoever. Here’s how.

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Career fair

How to get the most out of attending a career fair

Colleen Clarke| Sep 19, 2013 5:41 pm

Recruiters at job fairs will flag the resumes of people they meet who impress them. While there isn’t an easier way to get up front and personal with a potential hiring company than at a career fair – making that impression can be another matter.

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Jobs of the future

Emerging opportunity: Ten in-demand jobs that didn’t exist ten years ago

Peter Harris| Sep 17, 2013 4:56 pm

From our most recent Thinkopolis research report, here are ten jobs that are seeing a rapid increase in demand right now – along with the ten jobs most commonly posted for student and entry-level candidates.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Student,
Office conflict

Agreeably disagree: How to tell off your boss without getting the boot

Nicole Wray| Sep 17, 2013 2:43 pm

Wallflowers intentionally get overlooked. Perhaps that’s why people who speak out tend can earn up to 18% more money than their more easy-going colleagues. Here’s how you can step up your assertiveness without being aggressive.

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