Jobs of the past, present, and future

Hot jobs and skills with rising demand right now (and some doomed career paths to avoid)

Peter Harris | April 2, 2015 1:30 pm

Through analysis of online job postings and employer searches for candidates, the team at Workopolis was able to put together a list of the most in-demand jobs right now, emerging skills gaps, and those roles that are on their way out.

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Five good reasons to actually quit your job

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 6, 2014 6:01 pm

If you’ve got a job, you’re one of the lucky ones. There are very few good reasons to quit a job in today’s economy. But here are five of them.

Category: Life At Work
Mistakes that older workers make

Common mistakes that experienced job seekers make in job interviews

Colleen Clarke| February 6, 2014 9:37 am

If you are over 50-55 years of age and find yourself looking for a new employment opportunity, it is vitally important that you pay extra attention to how you look, how you present yourself, and to your communication skills and your attitude.

Category: Job Search Strategies
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[Video] What is your greatest weakness?

Peter Harris| February 4, 2014 7:51 pm

How to answer the dreaded “What is your greatest weakness?” question. Can’t you just say “I’m not aware of any. I’m perfect!” Well, no you can’t, and here’s why.

Category: Job interviews
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Woman quits her job in front of 100 million people during Super Bowl

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 4, 2014 4:52 pm

Have you ever dreamed of quitting your job in a sensational manner? One woman got to live that dream and tell her boss “I quit!” on TV, during the Super Bowl.

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Social media

Facebook Turns 10: How a decade of social media has changed the job search

Kevin Makra| February 4, 2014 9:28 am

Today Facebook celebrates its 10th anniversary. Social media has had a profound impact on the way we use the Internet and find jobs over the past ten years. Here’s a look at some of the top sites, and how they can help you find your next gig.

Category: Job Search Strategies
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The strangest job interview questions – and how to answer them

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 3, 2014 4:28 pm

There are standard job interview questions, and then there are some very strange interview questions. What is the point of queries like “Why is a tennis ball fuzzy?”

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Liad off workers in the street with boxes

The worst ways to get fired

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 1, 2014 8:54 am

AOL’s Patch fires hundreds of journalists in a conference call. Is this the worst way to get the axe? Nope. We’ve got five worse ways.

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Five reasons we quit jobs

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 30, 2014 6:55 pm

if you’ve quit a job in the past, chances are it’s because you hated your boss. We list five of the top reasons people leave employment.

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Hiring intentions of Canadian employers

Ten attributes Canadian CEOs say they're most looking for in new hires

Peter Harris| January 29, 2014 1:35 pm

A new survey of Canada’s leading employers shows that most are planning to ramp up hiring over the next five years. Here are the industries expecting to see the most growth – and the skillsets that are in demand.

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