Woman with her finger to her lips

10 examples of instances in which you should keep your mouth shut

Elizabeth Bromstein | Jul 25, 2014 5:40 pm

Knowing when you to open your mouth and when to keep it shut is a valuable wisdom. We all sometimes don’t speak up when we should, and do speak when we shouldn’t. Successful people know the value of keeping quiet.


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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.



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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.



Category: Job interviews,
The highest paying work-from-home jobs

The highest paying work-from-home jobs

Elizabeth Bromstein| Oct 17, 2011 9:34 am


The demand is growing for work-from-home jobs. Aging boomers want to get out of the stress of office life and Gen Xers are looking for increased flexibility in their worklives. So here are the top ten highest paying jobs – that can be done from home.



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Profile: Making $100K without a university degree

Ozzie Saunds| Oct 14, 2011 10:05 am


Our recent article ‘The highest paying jobs – that don’t require a university degree’ struck a chord with readers. So we talk to a young professional in one of those well-compensated fields to see how it’s done.



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Surprise delivery backfires

Hidden camera – Candidate’s surprise delivery stunt backfires

Workopolis| Oct 13, 2011 1:07 pm


VIDEO: Why just get your foot in the door of a company when you can get your whole body in? Captured on hidden camera, a receptionist gets a big surprise when she opens a large special delivery package from George.



Category: Job Search Strategies,
Psychic predicts gloomy future for candidate's job search

Hidden camera – Psychic predicts gloomy future for candidate’s career

Workopolis| Oct 13, 2011 12:59 pm


What’s the best way to know when your dream job will become available? Captured on hidden camera, George goes to a psychic to find out when his ideal jobs will open up. You don’t need psychic powers to know how this turns out.



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Awkward candidate questions strangers in elevator

Hidden Camera: Candidate’s awkward elevator pitch

Workopolis| Oct 13, 2011 12:54 pm


VIDEO: What better way to get the inside scoop on a company than to ask the employees? George makes elevator riders wish they had taken the stairs when he asks them ridiculous questions about their company in an elevator pitch gone wrong.



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Awkward candidate George Turnbull

Candidate’s biggest job search mistakes captured on hidden camera

Workopolis| Oct 13, 2011 12:48 pm


VIDEO: After cringing through George Turnbull’s awkward video resume, we sent our hidden camera crew to follow him on his job search. Here are the results.



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