Two women in an apartment

How much you need to earn to rent a 2-bedroom apartment in every major Canadian city

Elizabeth Bromstein | June 4, 2015 3:28 pm

For those who aren’t planning on buying a house, here’s what you have to earn to rent an apartment in major Canadian cities.


Category: Latest News & Advice, Salaries

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No cleavage or giggling, law firm feels the need to instruct female employees

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 12, 2013 2:48 pm


Female employees at major law firm Clifford Chance are apparently disgruntled over a memo they received titled “Presentation Tips for Women.” The professional demeanor tips run from offensive, to silly, to incomprehensible. Read the details.



Category: Latest News & Advice
Your resume

What's wrong with your resume

Colleen Clarke| November 11, 2013 2:55 pm


Few mistakes on resumes get overlooked by hiring managers and recruiters. Here are the ones that Human Resources professionals say are the most likely to sink your chances.



Category: Resumes
Resume selection

Your resume has less than 10 seconds to avoid rejection: what employers look for

Peter Harris| November 7, 2013 10:50 am


Research has shown that most employers spend only seconds scanning a resume before deciding whether to reject it or put it aside for closer scrutiny. Here’s how to survive that crucial first survey.



Category: Resumes, Uncategorised
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