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Hot jobs and skills with rising demand right now (and some doomed career paths to avoid)

Peter Harris | Apr 1, 2015 11:30 am

Through analysis of online job postings and employer searches for candidates, the team at Workopolis was able to put together a list of the most in-demand jobs right now, emerging skills gaps, and those roles that are on their way out.

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15 reasons not to network

Colleen Clarke| Apr 22, 2013 9:59 am

With visions of schmooze-fests flashing before their eyes, many people dislike and avoid networking at all costs. Here is a look at the most common reasons why people avoid making and nurturing a professional network of connections.

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How to stand out and get hired faster with a personal brand

Colleen Clarke| Apr 18, 2013 10:08 am

Branded companies and products are easy to find. And they influence how you feel about their products and services. How easy are you to find? How much influence do you have? That’s what your personal brand is for.

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The ten best jobs in Canada for 2013 (and how to get them)

Peter Harris| Apr 17, 2013 11:08 am

Earlier this week we took a look at the worst jobs in Canada right now. Well, that was the bad news. The good news is there are numerous other fields that offer increasing pay and lots of opportunities. Here are the ten best this year.

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The 10 worst jobs in Canada (and what they pay)

Peter Harris| Apr 15, 2013 5:14 pm

Everyone has a bad day at work once in a while, but do you have the worst job in the country? Canadian Business magazine has released its list of the top 10 worst jobs to have this year. Here are the career paths you don’t want to be on.

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The best places to work in Canada 2013

Peter Harris| Apr 15, 2013 10:08 am

Have you ever wondered where the best place to work in Canada would be? Well a new survey of over 57,000 employees has ranked the top workplaces in the country by company size. Who came out on top?

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Debate: How to explain a short stint on your resume

Jenna Charlton| Apr 12, 2013 9:33 am

If you’ve only worked at a job for a very short period of time, how can you list the experience on your resume without creating red flags for future employers?

Category: Job interviews, Resumes,
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The career-killing moves that employers hate the most

Peter Harris| Apr 10, 2013 10:48 am

A survey of more than 1,700 companies reveals the candidate behaviours that most annoy employers and cause people to miss out on jobs. Participants shared their biggest irritants in resumes and correspondence, at job interviews, and on the job.

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How to land a job and lose it before you’ve even started

Peter Harris| Apr 9, 2013 2:09 pm

Even when you’ve secured a new job, it’s still possible to lose that job at the last minute – even before you’ve actually started. I’ve seen it happen. Here’s how your behaviour can kill a forthcoming job offer right before it’s signed.

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From undergrad to unemployed: The causes of Canada’s high youth unemployment rate

Nicole Wray| Apr 8, 2013 4:51 pm

The latest Labour Force Survey released by Statistics Canada shows that once again it’s the younger Canadians that are hardest hit by the country’s tight job market. Unemployment for this group has been stuck at double the national average since the start of the recession. Here’s a look at why.

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