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Six ways to make yourself unforgettable

Elizabeth Bromstein | Aug 20, 2014 3:36 pm

Part of the battle of getting the job is getting people to remember who you are. Here are some ways to ensure that those you meet won’t forget you.

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Good news for the under-qualified: Beta candidates make better hires

Elizabeth Bromstein| Oct 11, 2012 11:01 am

New research shows that hiring the lesser qualified candidate instead of the super star talent might actually be a better choice for companies over the long run. Here’s what the findings reveal.

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Canada unexpectedly adds more jobs, more jobless in September

Peter Harris| Oct 5, 2012 9:35 am

Canada saw surprisingly large job creation last month, marking the second month in a row of job gains. Most economists had been expecting the economy to suffer moderate job losses last month. However the unemployment rate still crept up.

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Labour shortage: Sectors and regions where candidates are most in demand

Peter Harris| Oct 3, 2012 12:16 pm

A survey released this morning says that two thirds of Canadian employers are struggling to find the talent they need to hire. The Randstad Workmoniter report also points out several cities across Canada where the need is highest, and which skills are most sought after.

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Beauty blunders that cost you the job

Christina Bruce| Oct 2, 2012 2:28 pm

A new study out of the UK suggests that some grooming faux pas could be hurting women’s chances of being hired. The data also proposes what your habits may be revealing about your personality. Workopolis takes a closer look.

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Will you ever be able to buy a house? Salaries just aren’t keeping up

Jenna Charlton| Sep 27, 2012 10:49 am

According to a recent survey not only are younger Canadians finding it tough to find jobs after graduation, but they’re also held back by salaries that aren’t keeping up with the cost of inflation.

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Survey: Employers reveal what damages a candidate’s career prospects the most

Elizabeth Bromstein| Sep 25, 2012 11:02 am

In a recent survey, employers say that long-term unemployment looks worse on a resume than a criminal record. But that’s not what’s most likely to deter them from hiring a job seeker.

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The key to a successful job search

Jenna Charlton| Sep 24, 2012 9:39 am

Although there are good signs unemployment is declining as job vacancies continue to climb, it can still be discouraging to be out of work. And the longer your job search, the greater the toll on your motivation. The key to job searching success?

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Botox leave, marriage days, and other weird employee benefits

Christina Bruce| Sep 21, 2012 2:57 pm

Botox leave? Legally entitled days off for your wedding? Yes, they do exist. A new worldwide report gives us a look at some of the unusual benefits available to workers in different parts of the world.

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Employers form opinions in first minutes of a job interview

Peter Harris| Sep 20, 2012 9:44 am

A new survey suggests that most employers make up their minds about candidates in under ten minutes of the interview. Here are five tips for starting off strong, and making the right first impression.

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