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The best time of the week to apply for a new job?

Peter Harris | July 7, 2015 9:19 pm

Noon on Tuesdays. A new study of job posting behaviour, candidate applications and hiring decisions pinpoints midday on Tuesday as your best bet for landing a new gig. Here’s why.


Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice

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The highest paying internships. And how to land one of these sweet gigs.

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 28, 2014 8:24 pm


You thought you were doing OK at your job, didn’t you? Check out these highest-paid internships and weep.



Category: Latest News & Advice
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The number one skillset Canadian employers are looking for

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 28, 2014 6:31 pm


Hone this skill set and you are virtually guaranteed to get ahead in your career.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
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Career advice: What do I do about a sabotaging co worker?

Workopolis| February 27, 2014 6:41 pm


In our weekly column Advice@Workopolis.com, we answer your career questions. This week: we’re asked what to do about a coworker who is making your life miserable.



Category: Advice, advice
How to boost your salary

How to earn an extra $732,000

Peter Harris| February 27, 2014 10:27 am


There has been a lot of discussion lately about the value of post-secondary education on the job market – and whether it is worth the expense of time and money to go to university. It turns out that it is.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Student
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Why everything you've been told about dressing for success is wrong

Peter Harris| February 26, 2014 10:06 am


Tired of hearing advice on how to dress for your career level and industry? New research shows that it may actually be more advantageous to stand out – rather than to fit in. Moving up by dressing down.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
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What to wear to a technology job interview

Peter Harris| February 26, 2014 10:02 am


According to new research by Robert Half Technology, the classic IT uniform of khakis and a polo shirt is a bad combination for a job interview. Top tech bosses weigh-in on how they want successful candidates to dress.



Category: Career profiles, Job interviews, Technology
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Do you still need an education?

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 25, 2014 9:36 am


For decades we’ve been funneling people through the hallowed halls of higher learning as a requirement to get a good job. Do employers still need that piece of paper?



Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice, Student
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Sedentary careers are deadly

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 24, 2014 7:23 pm


If you’re sitting for several hours a day, you are putting your health and life at risk. How can we combat all that sedentary time in our day-to-day work lives?



Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
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Why you should be lining up your 2014 summer job right now – before it's too late

Peter Harris| February 21, 2014 9:00 am


Many big companies, federal and provincial government programs, outdoor attractions and municipalities all start accepting summer job applications very early in the year, and they often have deadlines for submission that fall weeks before spring even arrives.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Student