Facebook knows more about you than your friends, family or even your spouse

Peter Harris | Jan 26, 2015 9:29 pm

Your Facebook likes reveal more of your personality, work style, and attitudes than your closest family and friends even know about you. Experts suggest this could be used to predict candidates’ cultural fit when screening them for jobs.

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How candidates hurt their own chances of getting the job

Peter Harris| Aug 30, 2012 3:32 pm

A survey of 1000 people by global recruitment company Michael Page has revealed the most common way that potential recruits are blowing their chances at a potential opportunity.

Category: Job interviews,
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Know your rights: How to protect your health and safety at work

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Aug 30, 2012 11:09 am

We’ve all heard the workplace horror stories about unclean, unsafe or unsavory job conditions. What does the law say, and how can you protect yourself from dangerous work environments?

Category: Employment Law, Life At Work, Student,
The elevator pitch

Formula: The nine C’s of creating your Elevator Pitch

Colleen Clarke| Aug 29, 2012 9:53 am

The concept behind the 20-40 second ‘elevator pitch’ is to tell people in about 35 words or less who you are and what you have to offer. A career an executive coach shares the formula for crafting yours.

Category: Job Search Strategies,
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Global study finds most people just aren’t interested in their jobs any more

Jenna Charlton| Aug 27, 2012 10:46 am

So, are we all a bunch of lazy bums? Is the world of workers turning into a world of Homer Simpsons – sleeping on the job, eating too many donuts? Well, not exactly.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work,
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10 degrees that earn high starting salaries (and 10 that won’t get you hired at all)

Peter Harris| Aug 24, 2012 10:18 am

With tuition prices on the rise (sorry Quebec students), many people are looking for degrees that guarantee a return on their investment. While there are no actual guarantees, of course, here are the ten best (and worst) bets.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Student,
Melody (Lamb) Lau - MuchMusic Intern

Insights from an intern extraordinaire: Melody Lau on how she opens the doors to opportunities

Peter Harris| Aug 23, 2012 9:46 am

MuchMusic’s chosen intern is just wrapping up her shift working at Canada’s Coolest Summer Job. She dropped by the Workopolis office to tell us how she landed the role, what she learned behind the scenes at Much, and what comes next.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Student,
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Report: How much time do Canadians spend looking for work?

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Aug 22, 2012 2:26 pm

Statistics Canada released a report this morning showing that younger and older Canadians spend about the same amount of time each week on their job searches. It’s their methods of looking for a job that vary.

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Alternative schedules: How working less produces more

Jenna Charlton| Aug 22, 2012 10:41 am

If your employer offered you that opportunity to reduce your hours (and pay) slightly without diminishing your rank or position, would you take it? The demand for flexible arrangements is growing.

Category: Life At Work,
Elevator Pitch

Essential career tool: creating a memorable elevator pitch

Colleen Clarke| Aug 21, 2012 11:04 am

You step into the elevator with the boss at the job you would love to have. You can either choke and stumble through an awkward conversation, or you can deliver an eloquent, dynamic introduction to who you are and what you do. That’s your elevator pitch.

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