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Five signs you’re boring the interviewer (and how to be less boring)

Elizabeth Bromstein | Sep 2, 2014 7:36 pm

When on the job hunt, it helps if people find you interesting. You don’t have to be totally fascinating, but at the very least they should not find you boring. Here are five signs they do.

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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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Job interview rule one: Remember to wear pants

Peter Harris| Sep 18, 2012 11:00 am

Remember to wear pants. That’s the career advice that I never thought I would be giving. But as it turns out, some people actually need to hear it. This is a true story from here at Workopolis last week.

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10 reasons why your boss is a jerk

Elizabeth Bromstein| Sep 17, 2012 11:52 am

People love to complain about their bosses so much that we decided to do a little research into why. What is it that makes for a horrible boss? It turns out that there is a short list of reasons that come up again and again. Here’s why some bosses are creeps.

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How your potential is even more important than your experience

Jenna Charlton| Sep 11, 2012 12:30 pm

Sure, employers want to know what you have done in your past jobs. But why is this important to them? Because it is an indicator of what you can do for them in the future. And that is the real key to landing the job: demonstrating your potential.

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