Are you judging me?

What employers are really judging you on in job interviews

Peter Harris | May 15, 2015 4:08 pm

Here’s a look at what employers really want to see from the top candidates that they interview, and how you can demonstrate the qualities that get one person selected over another.

Category: Job interviews

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Which university graduates find jobs most easily?

University degrees with 100% employment six months after graduation

Peter Harris| November 28, 2013 5:41 pm

While some sectors hire more graduates – and pay higher salaries – than others, it turns out that most students do end up working in their field of study. Here are the hottest (and highest paying) university degrees.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Student
Job search strategies

Strategies for landing a job in a new country: A New Canadian success story

Colleen Clarke| November 27, 2013 10:08 am

It wasn’t easy, but it worked. Here’s how one newcomer to this country managed to get passed the lack of ‘Canadian experience’ roadblock and secure a senior level position in his field.

Category: Job Search Strategies
Four things employers decide about you in four seconds

First impressions: Four things employers decide about you in four seconds

Peter Harris| November 21, 2013 10:48 am

Mere seconds. That’s all the time it takes for employers to decide four critical things about you as soon as you walk through the door. These assumptions can set the mood of the rest of a job interview. Here’s how you can turn them around.

Category: Job interviews
How to write a resume that gets read

How to write a resume that gets read by more employers

Peter Harris| November 20, 2013 12:11 pm

For your resume to impress an employer and land you a job interview, it first has to actually be read by a human being. With modern recruitment software, there’s a good chance that it will never be seen at all. Here’s the key to getting through the filters.

Category: Resumes, Student
What it takes to work for a start-up

What it takes to work for a start-up company

Kevin Makra| November 19, 2013 10:49 am

Have you ever considered working for a start-up organization? While certainly not for the faint of heart, there are many benefits to being part of this vibrant community. Here’s what it takes to survive in this environment.

Category: Job Search Strategies

How much does it pay? The most underrated (and overrated) jobs of 2013

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 18, 2013 11:34 am

Here’s a look at why some of the glamorous job titles that get a lot of buzz right now really aren’t all they’re cracked up to be – and some lesser known career paths with great pay and growing outlook.

Category: Latest News & Advice
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

Career lessons from Rob Ford – Part II

Peter Harris| November 13, 2013 3:49 pm

The current situation swirling around the embattled Mayor of Toronto offers some valuable career lessons that can apply in other contexts as well. Here are three things we can all take away from Rob Ford’s public struggles.

Category: Latest News & Advice
Calling in sick

Fired, jailed for five years for calling in sick

Peter Harris| November 13, 2013 10:06 am

There have been a couple of stories in the news lately about people landing in increasingly hot water for feigning illness in order to get a day or two off work. Who’s ‘faking it’ the most, and what are the consequences.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
Reese Witherspoon | Legally Blonde | ©2001 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.

No cleavage or giggling, law firm feels the need to instruct female employees

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 12, 2013 2:48 pm

Female employees at major law firm Clifford Chance are apparently disgruntled over a memo they received titled “Presentation Tips for Women.” The professional demeanor tips run from offensive, to silly, to incomprehensible. Read the details.

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