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Canada has the best reputation in the world

Elizabeth Bromstein | July 16, 2015 1:18 pm

Some may say we’re tiptoeing on the edge of an economic abyss, but when it comes to reputation Canada’s is the best in the world.


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Survey reveals differences between unemployed in Canada and U.S.

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 11, 2014 1:50 pm


Research shows Canadians get more interviews and turn down more jobs, are more likely to say unemployment compensation means they don’t have to look as hard for work.



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Five great things your resume says about you (and why it still won't get you the job)

Sad but true: Five great things your resume says about you (and why it still won't get you the job)

Peter Harris| June 11, 2014 6:54 am


If you’ve done it right, crafting a well-written professional resume will cast you in a great light and highlight your key credentials. But it’s most likely going to be ignored. Here’s why.



Category: Resumes and Cover Letters, Student, Uncategorised
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40 per cent of women believe flirting is the way to get promoted

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 10, 2014 7:20 pm


A new survey shows women wear red lipstick and low-cut blouses to work for the purpose of flirting with their male bosses to get ahead.



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11 examples of the worst possible boss behaviour

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 10, 2014 6:45 pm


Half of Canadian workers think they could do the boss’s job as well or better. Here are some of the worst boss horror stories they shared with us.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
Manpower Survey Q3 2014

[Infographic] Canadian employers reveal where the hiring will (and won't) be over the coming months

Peter Harris| June 10, 2014 10:33 am


A new survey of the hiring intentions of Canadian employers across the country reveals which regions and industries are expecting to see growth through the summer – and where the hiring is slowing down in Q3.



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Seven more grammar (& spelling) mistakes that make you look dumb

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 9, 2014 4:26 pm


Following our first installment, here’s another list of grammar and spelling errors to avoid in all communications, lest you lead others to believe you are less intelligent than you actually are.



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140 career tips in 140 characters or less

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 6, 2014 3:02 pm


140 bite-sized bits of career advice from our archives – from the search to the interview to the workplace. These should answer most of the questions you’ve ever wanted to ask.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Job interviews, Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Life At Work, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters
Job openings to continue to increase in Canada through the summer of 2014

June employment update: Job openings to continue to increase in Canada through the summer of 2014

Peter Harris| June 6, 2014 10:44 am


Workopolis has seen gains in the number of available jobs for four consecutive months and is forecasting the hiring trend to continue through the summer. Here’s where the fastest job growth is right now.



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The ten most memorable job applicants

The ten most memorable job applicants (and how it turned out for them)

Colleen Clarke| June 5, 2014 5:23 pm


We talked to our client recruiters and hiring managers to find out which candidates they remember the most – and if those stand-put applicants were successful in getting hired or merely memorable in their outlandish attempt.



Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies, Uncategorised