The worst cover letter ever?

The worst cover letter ever

Peter Harris | May 12, 2015 11:32 am

It only took three words for this particular cover letter to completely sink a candidate’s chances of landing an interview.


Category: Resumes and Cover Letters

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First twenty-days at a new job

Great expectations: How to win at your first 20 days in a new job

Colleen Clarke| November 6, 2013 3:39 pm


You have just landed a new job. You have 10 days to make an impression, and even less if you are in a more senior position. Here’s how to set yourself up for success – right out of the gate.



Category: Life At Work
Two reasons not to quit your job

Two good reasons not to quit your job

Peter Harris| November 5, 2013 10:00 am


Being in a bad work situation can actually be a strategic place from which to make a powerful career move. Here’s how to use it to your advantage and why not quitting can be the smartest decision that you can make.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies, Life At Work
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Job seeker auctions himself off on Ebay

Kevin Makra| November 4, 2013 9:35 am


After applying to hundreds of jobs without success, one young candidate resorted to extreme measures to grab the attention of potential employers. He sold himself online. Here’s what happened.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Student
#WorkopolisChats recap

#WorkopolisChats recap: Social media and your career

Peter Harris| October 31, 2013 6:50 am


Recruiters from WestJet along side social media expert Max Valiquette tackle your questions about connecting online, what employers look for in candidates and how to get hired. Here are some of the top #WorkopolisChats interactions.



Category: Job Search Strategies
Writing a resume

Four words to cut from your resume now (and some powerful ones to add)

Colleen Clarke| October 30, 2013 2:04 pm


In the hundreds of resumes I have critiqued and rewritten over the past 20 years, this one mistake keeps recurring over and over again: using these common weak verbs and phrases that diminish the impact of accomplishments. Here’s what to write instead.



Category: Resumes
How to land a job with one email

How to land a job with one email

Kevin Makra| October 24, 2013 3:32 pm


The true story of a recent grad who put it all on the line for a long shot at his dream job. Read the actual email that he sent directly to the founders of the company he wanted to work for – and find out what happened next.



Category: Job Search Strategies
10 types of recruiters

10 odd kinds of recruiters you may have to deal with

Karen Geier| October 23, 2013 11:31 am


Even with all the help and recognition that professional recruiters can provide your career, there are some pitfalls, specifically, those recruiters who can have some rather funny quirks sometimes. Here’s what to watch out for.



Category: Job Search Strategies
Social media and the job search

How social media has messed up the job search

Kevin Makra| October 21, 2013 10:53 am


Social media has become a crucial part of a successful job search. While using the latest networking tools to find a new job can definitely give your career a boost – being on these platforms also means you have to constantly think like a job seeker – even when you’re not looking for a job.



Category: Job Search Strategies
Dream job

Six reasons to stop worrying about your dream job

Kevin Makra| October 17, 2013 2:05 pm


A recent BMO survey found that nearly half of Canadians are working at their dream jobs. We surveyed Workopolis users to see how close they are to their goals. Here’s what you told us, and why it’s okay if you haven’t found your ‘dream job’ yet.



Category: Career Dilemmas