Unhappy workers at a company performing poorly

Warning signs: How to spot a bad company culture right from the interview

Peter Harris | September 16, 2015 9:21 am

Working in a toxic environment is not just bad for your career potential, it can also take a huge toll on your mental and even physical health. Here are some signs of a noxious workplace to avoid.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies

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Online resume

Employers view resumes for fewer than 11 seconds

Peter Harris| April 21, 2014 7:56 am

Workopolis can see in real-time how many resumes employers look at, and how long they spend on each resume page before saving it or moving on. 80% of resumes don’t make the cut.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Resumes and Cover Letters
How long Canadians stay at work

Job hopping is the new normal

Peter Harris| April 17, 2014 9:13 am

We’ve heard complaints from employers about ‘job hopping’ candidates who show no loyalty to their jobs. So the Workopolis team took a look at how long on average Canadians are staying in their jobs. It turns out that the way we work is changing quickly.

Category: Latest News & Advice
Angus Young of ACDC on stage

Career lessons from AC/DC

Elizabeth Bromstein| April 16, 2014 6:08 pm

For those about the job search, we salute you. The rumours of AC/DC’s retirement are grossly exaggerated. Here’s what you can learn from looking at the Aussie rockers’ over 40 year career.

Category: Latest News & Advice
The best and worst jobs of 2014

The best (and the worst) job in the world for 2014

Peter Harris| April 15, 2014 11:05 am

Based on working environment, stress level, employment outlook, and wages, here’s a look at the ten best and the ten worst careers to be in this year. Being a print journalist isn’t the worst job in the world anymore.

Category: Latest News & Advice
Woman and robot

Robot Counsellor? Jobs in Canada in 2030.

Elizabeth Bromstein| April 14, 2014 7:29 pm

What will you be doing for work in 2030? We’ve got an in on a digital job fair where you can check out ten jobs of the future as imagined by futurists.

Category: Latest News & Advice
Envelope of Canadian money

Would you quit your job for $5,000

Elizabeth Bromstein| April 11, 2014 8:24 pm

Online retailer Amazon is offering its employees $5,000 to quit. Why would they do that? And would you take a similar offer to quit your job?

Category: Latest News & Advice
Tomorrow's Most Wanted: The most in-demand traits

[Infographic] The qualities that define who is going to get the best jobs

Peter Harris| April 11, 2014 10:52 am

What do you need in order to be successful? A new international study of business leaders reveals the most sought-after qualities in the leaders and workers of tomorrow. Who gets the most attractive jobs?

Category: Latest News & Advice
man handing over his resume at an outdoor coffee shop

15 terms you must include in your resume and 10 things that will get it tossed

Elizabeth Bromstein| April 10, 2014 8:24 pm

Are you a “proactive go getter?” Don’t be. Here are 15 terms hiring managers want to see in your resume, more they don’t, and 10 things you must not include under peril of it winding up in the trash.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters
Exit strategy: How to quit your job

Exit strategy: The smart way to leave your job

Karen Geier| April 10, 2014 8:49 am

As much as breaking into a chorus of ‘Take This Job and Shove It’ might seem like fun, it wouldn’t be the most strategic way to quit of a bad gig. Here’s how to plan a smooth exit, and four common mistakes to avoid.

Category: Career Dilemmas