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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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Twenty hot fields with low unemployment and increasing salaries

Peter Harris| Feb 7, 2013 10:43 am

The relatively flat national unemployment rate which has hovered in the 7% range for the longest time is masking numerous key areas of growth where candidates are in demand and the competition for talent is driving increasingly generous offers of high pay and benefits. Here are some hot fields to be in.

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Women are better than men at reading other people

Peter Harris| Feb 5, 2013 4:44 pm

Many of us have suspected this all along, but now it has been confirmed. New research demonstrates how women can read and accurately interpret other people’s feelings much faster and easier than men can.

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More research confirms a bias against overweight candidates

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 5, 2013 1:25 pm

If you’re overweight, people think you’re a less capable leader. That’s the finding of new research by the Center for Creative Leadership: an obesity bias persists in the minds of many decision makers.

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The most useless phrases in your resume

Jenna Charlton| Jan 31, 2013 12:53 pm

A new survey of senior managers reveals the exact same expressions that they see over and over again on hundreds of resumes at a time. Including these overused terms in your application is a sure way to make you instantly forgettable.

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To whom it may concern: No one is reading your cover letter

Nicole Wray| Jan 29, 2013 9:33 am

To whom it may concern, your cover letter probably isn’t being read. Especially if you’re starting it with “To whom it may concern.” Here’s how to create one that actually gets the attention of recruiters.

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How job searching has become an exercise in public relations

Jenna Charlton| Jan 28, 2013 3:35 pm

Social media can be great for job searching, but as a job seeker there’s increasing pressure to continually engage in online activity with a goal to impress potential employers. What’s your online reputation?

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How to reboot your career

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Jan 25, 2013 1:17 pm

This time of year makes most of us think about our career – is it what we want to do? Do we want to make a change? Is our career stagnating? If you are thinking about relaunching your career or even just making a tweak, here are some ways to get started.

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How to look for a job when you’re pregnant

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 24, 2013 10:47 am

Knocked up? Yay! Congratulations! Found yourself job seeking at the same time? Not necessarily so great. Here are some tips on handling the potentially sticky situation.

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Work search tips for the experienced worker

Colleen Clarke| Jan 21, 2013 10:17 am

It’s true that you are only as old as you feel. But when it comes to the job search, how you act, think, and look play into the scenario as well. Here are some things for more experienced candidates to consider when looking to make a career move.

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