The 13 essential skills most often listed in Canadian job postings

The 13 essential skills most often listed in Canadian job descriptions

Peter Harris | Nov 25, 2014 9:41 pm

Analysis of hundreds of entry-level job postings on Workopolis and other sites reveals which skills are mentioned most frequently – and how often they appear. Here’s what employers are looking for the most.


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‘Kick me’ prank at work leads to convictions, firings and a lawsuit

Peter Harris| May 9, 2013 3:17 pm


Two workers have been convicted of misdemeanor battery and fired from their jobs at chip maker Intel over a juvenile prank they pulled on a co-worker. Here’s what happened.



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When recruiters follow you (literally) – is it creepy or fair game?

Jenna Charlton| May 8, 2013 4:08 pm


Social media recruiting may be evolving into employers using location-tracking applications that lets them know where you are – and when you’re close enough for them to pay you a surprise visit.



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Peter Harris| May 7, 2013 10:46 am


Several recent scientific studies have shown how the way many people work is actually preventing them from achieving their full potential. Is your workplace hazardous to your brain power?



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How to kick start your career with retail opportunities that are available right now

Peter Harris| May 7, 2013 10:18 am


Canadian retailers are hiring for a wide variety of positions. And any of these can be used as a great spring board to launching your career – whether or not you stay in the retail sector. Here’s how.



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Five surprising jobs that pay six-figure salaries

Nicole Wray| May 6, 2013 10:00 am


Think that you have to work in a corporate office or a hospital to earn over $100,000 a year? Think again. A diverse range of career paths now offer opportunities to crack the six-figure salary mark. Here are a few that you might not expect.



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Half of Canadian businesses say they plan to hire students, recent grads

Peter Harris| May 2, 2013 12:59 pm


A recent survey of Canadian business owners reveals that more than 50% are planning to hire young people for summer jobs, internships and permanent positions this year. Which regions and industries are predicting the brightest prospects?



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The hidden clauses concealed in job offers that can haunt you later

Norman Grosman| May 2, 2013 9:47 am


When you receive that job offer that you’ve been hoping for, be sure to read it carefully before signing on the dotted line. Increasingly, employers are stashing hidden clauses in your contract that can come back to bite you later.



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Job interview essentials: Don’t send text messages (or bring pets)

Peter Harris| May 1, 2013 10:25 am


Increasingly younger candidates are exhibiting some rather bizarre behaviour in job interviews that puts them instantly out of the running for getting hired. Some of the worst examples include texting, taking phone calls, and bringing parents or pets along.



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How the tone of your voice affects how much money you make

Jenna Charlton| Apr 30, 2013 11:35 am


When was the last time you thought to yourself ‘if only my voice were lower I’d make more money’. If your answer is never, you’re not alone. I too had never considered the pitch of my voice to have any bearing on my career, but apparently it does.



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