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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Essential career tool: creating a memorable elevator pitch

Colleen Clarke| Aug 21, 2012 11:04 am


You step into the elevator with the boss at the job you would love to have. You can either choke and stumble through an awkward conversation, or you can deliver an eloquent, dynamic introduction to who you are and what you do. That’s your elevator pitch.



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Some good news for Canadian job seekers

Peter Harris| Aug 20, 2012 10:58 am


Despite some of the often grim economic news that we hear reported daily, there are still opportunities out there going unfilled and still new ones being created all the time. Here’s the latest update.



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How to make a successful mid-career change

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 14, 2012 2:56 pm


Just because you have invested a decade or two into one career path doesn’t mean you have to be stuck there for the rest of your working life if it isn’t right for you anymore. Here’s how you can make a successful transition to a new field.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies,
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The eight email mistakes that people hate the most

Peter Harris| Aug 13, 2012 4:19 pm


A new poll has determined the work email behaviours that most get on people’s nerves. Adding inappropriate terms of affection and kisses to emails are the worst offenders. What else is infuriating readers?



Category: Life At Work,
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Sleeping with our phones: The 24/7 work week

Jenna Charlton| Aug 13, 2012 11:01 am


When your work provides you with a mobile device for easy access to email and work documents wherever, whenever, does that mean you’re expected to be on-call for work wherever, whenever?



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Not on Facebook? Employers could wonder what you’re hiding

Nicole Wray| Aug 10, 2012 10:03 am


Not having a public profile on Facebook could actually be hurting your chances of landing a job. Why? More and more employers are screening candidates on social media sites, and they don’t like what they don’t find.



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Surprise job losses for Canada

Peter Harris| Aug 10, 2012 9:33 am


The Canadian economy unexpectedly lost 30,400 jobs in July, marking the third month in a row of disappointing signs on the labour market. Still, there is some good news in the latest job numbers.



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Why you might be demoted and how to deal with it

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Aug 8, 2012 3:48 pm


Even when they sugar-coat it, sometimes a ‘reassignment’ or a ‘restructuring’ is really just a demotion. Here’s why people get bumped back down the ranks at work, and how to deal with it if it happens to you.



Category: Life At Work,
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This job is killing me

Peter Harris| Aug 3, 2012 11:46 am


Apparently even office jobs can be fraught with peril. Study after study is showing how the way we work can be shortening our lives. Here’s a look at some of the hidden dangers and the tolls they can take on your health.



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