Deal-breakers at the job interview

In their own words: Canadian HR professionals share their job interview deal-breakers

Colleen Clarke | March 16, 2015 2:53 pm

Canadian employers reveal the job interview behaviours and questions that are most likely to kill a candidate’s chances of being hired.

Category: Job interviews

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Opportunity calling: How to ace a telephone interview

Colleen Clarke| August 26, 2013 2:15 pm

We recently had the opportunity to listen in on an actual telephone job interview. Here are some of our key learnings on how to improve your performance and some things to watch out for when you get the call.

Category: Job interviews

Network your way into the hidden job market (before you really need to)

Peter Harris| August 23, 2013 9:10 am

Most experts agree that only 15-20% of all available jobs are actually advertised to the public. Networking is the best way to tap into the vast supply of opportunities known as the ‘hidden job market.’ Here’s why you should start now.

Category: Job Search Strategies
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How to answer retail job interview questions

Colleen Clarke| August 21, 2013 10:04 am

You have to start your working life with a job in retail. The hours are flexible, the mall is near your home, and the people-watching is hot. There’s just one problem. First you have to pass the retail job interview. Here are some tips.

Category: Job interviews, Student

Survey: Canadian salary increases coming for 2014

Peter Harris| August 20, 2013 2:45 pm

According to a new employer survey, Canadian workers should see their paycheques growing next year. However the increases aren’t expected to be spread evenly across all regions and industries.

Category: Latest News & Advice

Relocating for a job: Which Canadians are most willing to pack up and go?

Peter Harris| August 19, 2013 8:16 pm

Canada has regions that are experiencing labour shortages at the same time as other areas face high unemployment. So how willing are Canadians to relocate to where the jobs are? Here’s what you told us.

Category: Career Dilemmas

Body language speaks louder than words

Colleen Clarke| August 19, 2013 1:50 pm

The words we say account for less than 10% of what we actually communicate. The bulk of the message is conveyed through tone and body language. Learn how to read the subtle clues in order to get the real story that people are telling. Here are some things to look for.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Life At Work
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Study: People who have more sex also earn more money

Peter Harris| August 15, 2013 3:02 pm

New workplace research shows that people who have sex at least four times a week end up earning significantly higher wages than their less amorous coworkers. Here’s what the research reveals.

Category: Latest News & Advice

By the numbers: Top 10 Growing Job Categories

Peter Harris| August 13, 2013 5:29 pm

Despite the recent increase in the overall unemployment rate reported by Statistics Canada, Workopolis has seen increased hiring in numerous fields over the past year. Here’s a look at the areas showing the healthiest hiring climates.

Category: Latest News & Advice
What to wear to work

Too hot for the office? What not to wear to work (even in summer)

Elizabeth Bromstein| August 2, 2013 8:04 pm

It can be difficult to get dressed for work in the middle of summer. The heat may have you tempted to through on your shorts and sandals just to keep cool. Career and fashion experts weigh-in on the wisdom of that strategy. Here’s what not to wear.

Category: Life At Work