The mathematical formula for job interviews

Cracking the code: The mathematical formula for acing your next job interview

Peter Harris | Sep 19, 2014 7:10 pm

While there is no way to calculate chemistry and charisma in a job interview, these easy-to-remember equations can help take your performance from intermediate to advanced. Job interviewing by the numbers.


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The twelve office blunders of Christmas

Christina Bruce| Dec 17, 2012 12:49 pm


As we jingle our way through the Christmas season, it’s important to keep certain principles in mind when it comes to the office. Here are a few common seasonal slip-ups to avoid this year.



Category: Life At Work,
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Friends in high places: When personality trumps qualifications

Jenna Charlton| Dec 17, 2012 10:48 am


A new study indicates employers take a closer look at candidates with similar interests to their own (surprise, surprise). Professionals engaged in hiring,often choose someone they would like to be friends with over more qualified candidates.



Category: Job Search Strategies,
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Workopolis by the numbers: Where the available jobs and candidate searches match (and mismatch)

Peter Harris| Dec 12, 2012 10:32 am


A look at some recent statistics from Workopolis comparing the numbers of job postings in given areas and industries to the numbers of corresponding job searches being conducted by candidates across Canada. Where is the competition for jobs and employees the hottest?



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Constructive dismissal: What happens if you’re hired to do a job but that job changes or disappears?

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Dec 12, 2012 9:44 am


You’re hired for a particular role, you get a job description and you start working. Then, a few months later, the company changes direction and your role changes. What do you do?



Category: Employment Law,
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Surviving the office holiday party

Jenna Charlton| Dec 10, 2012 10:15 am


It’s holiday office party season. That time of year we get to stay after work and join our boss and colleagues for some non-work related drinks and food. It’s fun, festive and fraught with peril. Here’s how to get through it intact.



Category: Life At Work,
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Canada sees strong job creation in November

Peter Harris| Dec 7, 2012 9:52 am


After weak growth in October, the Canadian economy came roaring back last month with nearly 60,000 new mostly full time jobs added. This is significantly more than most economists had been predicting.



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The hottest occupations for career growth, and 20 in decline to steer clear of

Peter Harris| Dec 6, 2012 10:26 am


If you’re in one of these industries seeing too many workers compete for too few jobs, it may be time to change course. The good news is that there are just as many fields where solid growth is expected. Here’s where the jobs will (and won’t) be created in the near future.



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Job prospects up, average starting salaries down for 2013

Nicole Wray| Dec 5, 2012 10:04 am


Several recent surveys provide some insights into what Canadian employers are planning for the coming year. While the results show more opportunities on the horizon for younger workers, the news isn’t all good.



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What Canadian employers are most looking for in candidates

Peter Harris| Dec 4, 2012 1:19 pm


We surveyed top-level executives across the country, and they told us they are planning to hire in 2013, but it is getting harder for them to find the talent they need. Here’s what business leaders told us that they’re looking for.



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