The Canadian job search by the numbers

Apply on Mondays, interview in the morning: Successful job search trends revealed

Peter Harris | Jan 23, 2015 12:21 pm

How many applications and interviews does it take the average Canadian to land a job? Here’s what our research shows – along with what employers decide about you in just four seconds and more job searching by the numbers.

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Career skills and assessment tests for kids in kindergarten?

Peter Harris| Jul 5, 2012 12:39 pm

A new digital tool to be tested this fall aims to assess the career goals, performance and readiness of children beginning in kindergarten. Is it time to start focussing on our career paths at five-years-old?

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Six surprisingly high paying jobs

Peter Harris| Jul 3, 2012 11:37 am

A new report has just come out listing six surprising career options that can pay over $100,000 – and they aren’t just for bankers, insurance folks and executives.

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Why your job might be making you fat

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 28, 2012 1:31 pm

Gaining some weight lately? Got an extra tire you’re pretty sure you didn’t have before? Perhaps you can blame your job. A new study suggests that some jobs or careers are more fattening than others.

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Four questions to ask in a job interview – and four questions to answer

Jenna Charlton| Jun 28, 2012 10:57 am

No one really likes being interviewed, but being prepared in advance can make the process a lot easier. Jenna takes a look at the four tough questions you must be ready to answer and four smart questions that you should ask.

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Back to basics: Job search advice from a school counsellor

Colleen Clarke| Jun 27, 2012 11:05 am

What happens when a student enters the school counsellor’s office to get advice on how to land a first job? A veteran career advisor lets us listen in as helps a job seeker get started.

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Five reasons why you don't have a job

Five reasons why you don’t have a job

Ozzie Saunds| Jun 25, 2012 9:41 am

There are five common mistakes that career experts say could be holding you back from landing your next job. Ozzie Saunds identifies them and tells you how to avoid making them.

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Is red lipstick too sexy for a job interview?

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Jun 22, 2012 11:10 am

The question was posed on social media, and it sparked a heated debate about how appropriate red lipstick is for professional situations. A human resources expert weighs in with her answer.

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The skinny on salary: How your weight affects your paycheque

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 20, 2012 6:59 am

Several new studies reveal that the salaries of men and women are affected very differently by how much they weigh. Find out just how many decisions are being made based to a great extent on people’s weight and body type.

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It’s not enough to be tall and beautiful anymore

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 19, 2012 9:26 am

How tall and beautiful do you have to be to get ahead? A new experiment tests how people react to taller and more attractive people in a variety of social situations. What happened?

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