Executive on the stairs

Why not-so-smart but charismatic people get promoted, but the CEO has the least people skills of all

Nicole Wray | Mar 31, 2015 6:47 pm

If you’ve ever watched a not-so-smart but charismatic co-worker rise in the promotion ranks, then you know that IQ isn’t everything. So why are the people at the top so anti-social?

Category: Job Search Strategies, Life At Work,

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Why qualified candidates don't get hired

Ten reasons why no one will hire you

Peter Harris| Jan 17, 2014 9:16 am

In an ideal world, the job would go to the most qualified candidate, but it often doesn’t. A panel of recruiters and hiring managers share the most common candidate red flags and applicant behaviours that will keep them from hiring someone.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies, Resumes,
Young woman in a skirt

Why skirts wear the pants for women

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Jan 15, 2014 1:45 pm

A new study says that for women to make a great first impression they need to ditch the pants and go for a skirt. Can choosing to not ‘wear the pants’ give your career a boost?

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies,
Can you wear jeans to an interview?

Debate: Is it okay to wear jeans to a job interview?

Nicole Wray| Jan 15, 2014 9:49 am

Choosing the right interview outfit can boost your confidence and help you make a good impression, and you’ll perform better wearing clothing that you are comfortable in. But what if your favourites are all denim? Can you wear jeans to an interview? Opinions vary.

Category: Job interviews, Student,
Three ways to lose your job

Three easy ways to lose your job with no compensation whatsoever

Norman Grosman| Jan 14, 2014 9:37 am

Think you’re entitled to severance or some sort of compensation if you suddenly lose your job? Maybe not. There are three fairly common circumstances where an employer has no obligation at all to provide any sort of a severance package to a departing staff member.

Category: Employment Law,
Social media and the job seach

You’re hired! How more Canadians are connecting with job opportunities

Kevin Makra| Jan 13, 2014 9:46 am

It has been said, time and time again, that social media is an important and powerful tool in the job search. Those that don’t incorporate this medium into their strategy are at a disadvantage from others. Here’s some of the proof.

Category: Job Search Strategies,
Latest Canadian job numbers

Surprising job losses in December cause spike in Canada’s unemployment rate

Peter Harris| Jan 10, 2014 10:02 am

The overall national unemployment rate unexpectedly climbed back up to 7.2% in December as this country shed nearly 46,000 jobs. Here’s where the bulk of the losses were, and what we expect to see moving forward.

Category: Latest News & Advice,
Career trends

Career trending: Where the jobs will be through 2020 and beyond

Peter Harris| Jan 9, 2014 10:59 am

Get a preview of what the job market will look like through the next decade and onward. Here’s where the jobs are going to be tomorrow – and how you can prepare today to be successful at them.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Student,
Waiting to hear back from a job application

Only 2% of applicants actually get interviews: Here’s how to be one of them

Peter Harris| Jan 7, 2014 11:50 am

Experts say that of all the people who apply for a job, only two percent are actually interviewed. Here’s why most applications are rejected, and what you can do to avoid being one of them. The biggest mistake that job seekers make?

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes,
New grad

Why new grads don’t get hired for jobs: A true story

Colleen Clarke| Jan 6, 2014 4:02 pm

This is the true story of how a young man that I know personally performed on the job hunt. Hopefully Frank’s behavior can serve as a cautionary tale of how not to squander potential opportunities.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Student,