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Employers reveal the social media gaffes that tank your chances of getting the job

Elizabeth Bromstein | Jul 24, 2014 5:07 pm

We all know that what you post on social media can affect your chances of finding work. Here are the top ten things hiring managers say have caused them not to hire someone.


Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,

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Everything you need to know about career success  - you learned in elementary school

Everything I need to know about career success – I learned in elementary school

Peter Harris| Nov 9, 2011 3:11 pm


Well, I may have gotten older, but very little else has changed over the years. In the world of career survival, the scene of captains picking teams in the playground is still very much being played out. And the captains are picking their players for the same four reasons now as they did back then.



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How to use your telephone

Five phone faux pas – and how to actually use your telephone

Colleen Clarke| Nov 7, 2011 10:10 am


Tip: Your phone can actually be used as a tool for voice communication – and when done properly this can become a powerful marketing tool for your personal professionalism and brand. Just avoid the few behaviours that bother everyone.



Category: Job Search Strategies,
Canada sees huge job losses in October

Canada sees huge job losses in October

Peter Harris| Nov 4, 2011 9:49 am


Statistics Canada’s October Labour Force Survey reveals larger than expected losses on the Canadian job market last month with the overall unemployment rate climbing back up to 7.3 per cent. One province in particular was hardest by full-time job losses in October.



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How to use Facebook to find the latest job opportunities

Peter Harris| Nov 2, 2011 2:39 pm


Workopolis has launched a new job search application for Facebook. Now along with keeping up to date with friends and connections, you’ll easily be able to keep an eye on the job market and who’s hiring in your field right on Facebook.



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Lawsuit

When suing your former employer backfires

Norman Grosman| Nov 2, 2011 10:25 am


One woman is ordered by the Ontario Superior Court to pay her previous employer nearly $30,000.00 in court costs over a ‘frivolous’ lawsuit that she brought against them. What happened?



Category: Employment Law,
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From Ice Queen to Cheerleader: Ten terrible stereotypes about powerful women

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 1, 2011 12:01 pm


What comes to mind when you think of a powerful woman? A ball-buster? An ice queen? Women in positions of power are often assessed based on tired gender stereotypes. Powerful women share their ten least favourite of the cliches.



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Why no one is seeing your resume

Four reasons why no one is seeing your resume

Ozzie Saunds| Oct 28, 2011 9:46 am


Not hearing back from a lot of the jobs you apply to? Here are some of the most likely reasons why no one is even looking at the resume that you’re sending to potential employers.



Category: Resumes,
Peter Harris

NEWS: Canadians feeling the pressure to stand out

Peter Harris| Oct 25, 2011 11:10 am


VIDEO: Like George, more and more Canadians are feeling the need to go the extra mile in order to stand out on the job market. We take to the streets to find out the lengths they’ll go to.



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Write a high impact follow up letter

Follow through for the win: Write a high impact follow up letter

Colleen Clarke| Oct 24, 2011 10:01 am


There’s really no question about it. You should always send a thank you letter after a job interview. A recruiter once told me that ‘all of the good candidates do.’ You want to be more than just a member of that group. You cant to stand out above them. Here’s how.



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