Writer contemplating his work

The simple literary writing technique that can get your resume noticed

Peter Harris | June 23, 2015 2:19 pm

Consciously or subconsciously, we are always looking for patterns, for stories we can relate to. That’s the key to a persuasive, memorable, and stand-out resume.


Category: Resumes and Cover Letters

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20 reasons your colleagues don’t like you

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 3, 2014 6:45 pm


Research shows half of employees in big companies dislike their colleagues. Here are 20 reasons your coworkers don’t like you.



Category: Latest News & Advice
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The most in-demand tech skills

Simon Cohen| June 3, 2014 4:29 pm


If you’re considering a career switch toward the fields that require seriously high-tech skills, or you’re merely looking to expand your existing knowledge, these are the skills top employers in Canada are looking for.



Category: Career profiles, Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Technology
Personal finances

How to manage your money when you're without a job

Kevin Makra| June 3, 2014 10:00 am


Let’s face it – searching for a new job can be stressful enough without the added pressure of personal finances weighing on you. Here’s how to survive a pause in paycheques without going broke.



Category: Career Dilemmas
Keeping an eye on the time

Don't buy into the whole "flextime" thing. Your boss will judge you for it.

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 2, 2014 8:46 pm


Your boss might say you can choose your hours, but research shows employees who choose later hours are seen as less competent.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
Man and woman having a tug-of-war

Boys will be boys: And you shouldn't have to put up with it

Colleen Clarke| June 2, 2014 2:16 pm


In this latest career dilemma sent in to advice@workopolis.com, Colleen Clarke calls for back-up when a team of lazy, disrespectful dudes makes work-life miserable for their female counterparts.



Category: advice, Career Dilemmas, Life At Work
Five reasons why you suck at your job (and how to fix them!)

Five reasons why you suck at your job (and how to fix them)

Melissa Allen| June 2, 2014 9:31 am


Unfortunately many people who aren’t that great at their jobs never find out there’s a problem until they receive a terrible year-end review, or worse are suddenly let go. Here are five reasons why many people fall short on the job – and solutions for improving them before it’s too late.



Category: Career Dilemmas
Cartoon drawing of Jason Voorhees

Is social media turning us into psychopaths?

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 29, 2014 10:40 am


Social media is an incredibly useful job search tool, among other things. But some worry about its effect on our personalities.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
Woman looking through the newspaper classified ads

Why you need to completely change your approach to the job search

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 28, 2014 7:24 pm


If what you’re doing is not working, it’s time to try something else. That’s what I did, and it worked.



Category: Latest News & Advice
LinkedIn is not a dating site

Attention, creeps! LinkedIn is not a dating site

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| May 28, 2014 3:05 pm


LinkedIn is a great resource for keeping in touch with classmates, current coworkers, and former colleagues. But once you’ve been on it for a while you’re going to have to deal with random requests from strangers. Some of them icky.



Category: Life At Work