Diverse staff showing their name tags

The names employers are biased against – and what you can do about it

Simon Cohen | July 30, 2015 11:17 am

Studies show that your name on job applicants greatly influences whether or not employers will call you – and the salary you may be offered. Here’s a look at the biases, and how to beat the system.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies

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Man sends cat poop to companies that didn't hire him

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 12, 2014 3:36 pm

A revenge fantasy turned real meets an outside of the (litter) box approach to thank you notes. And that’ll get you probation.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice
The biggest mistake in a job interview

The biggest mistake at a job interview (and the one question you will always be asked)

Peter Harris| February 12, 2014 2:15 pm

While there are any number of questions you might be asked and things that could go wrong at a job interview – employers say this is the number one biggest mistake that candidates make, and the question that they will ask for sure.

Category: Job interviews
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Employers offer candid opinions of the top resume blunders candidates make

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 12, 2014 10:10 am

Your resume can say a lot more than just what you write down. Hiring managers share the secrets of the things you might not realize that you’re revealing about yourself. Here’s what they see that you might not.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Resumes and Cover Letters
Career paths that can make you a millionaire

Ten career paths that can make you a millionaire

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 10, 2014 8:15 pm

So, you want to be a millionaire. Good plan. To get there, your strategic moves can be more important than earning the biggest paycheque. But a big paycheque sure doesn’t hurt. Here are ten jobs that can give you a head start towards striking it rich.

Category: Latest News & Advice
Stay-at-home mom

The $100,000 job that doesn't actually pay at all

Nicole Wray| February 10, 2014 4:22 pm

According to the annual mom salary survey – a stay-at-home mom works nearly 100 hours a week at a wide variety of tasks in various pay scales. If you added up the value of these jobs and the overtime hours she puts in, mom should be making well over six figures. Details.

Category: Latest News & Advice
Confessions of a hiring manager

Confessions from the hiring manager’s side of the desk: here’s what most candidates don’t know

Peter Harris| February 8, 2014 12:12 pm

You see a job posting online. You write up your cover letter and prepare your resume and hit the Apply button. Here’s what happens next from the recruiter’s point of view.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice
Canada kicks off 2014 with solid gains in employment

Canada kicks off 2014 with solid gains in employment

Peter Harris| February 7, 2014 4:19 pm

The Canadian economy recovered from December’s surprising job losses with increased employment in January. Here’s a look at the industries seeing the most significant growth right now.

Category: Latest News & Advice
Business man looking sad and leaning against a wall

Five good reasons to actually quit your job

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 6, 2014 6:01 pm

If you’ve got a job, you’re one of the lucky ones. There are very few good reasons to quit a job in today’s economy. But here are five of them.

Category: Life At Work
Mistakes that older workers make

Common mistakes that experienced job seekers make in job interviews

Colleen Clarke| February 6, 2014 9:37 am

If you are over 50-55 years of age and find yourself looking for a new employment opportunity, it is vitally important that you pay extra attention to how you look, how you present yourself, and to your communication skills and your attitude.

Category: Job Search Strategies