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Industries to add the most jobs over four years might not be what you expect

Elizabeth Bromstein | June 4, 2015 2:53 pm

You might find a few of these industries surprising. It’s not just developers, engineers, and healthcare workers who will be in demand.

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How to get the most out of attending a career fair

Colleen Clarke| September 19, 2013 5:41 pm

Recruiters at job fairs will flag the resumes of people they meet who impress them. While there isn’t an easier way to get up front and personal with a potential hiring company than at a career fair – making that impression can be another matter.

Category: Job Search Strategies
Jobs of the future

Emerging opportunity: Ten in-demand jobs that didn't exist ten years ago

Peter Harris| September 17, 2013 4:56 pm

From our most recent Thinkopolis research report, here are ten jobs that are seeing a rapid increase in demand right now – along with the ten jobs most commonly posted for student and entry-level candidates.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Student
Office conflict

Agreeably disagree: How to tell off your boss without getting the boot

Nicole Wray| September 17, 2013 2:43 pm

Wallflowers intentionally get overlooked. Perhaps that’s why people who speak out tend can earn up to 18% more money than their more easy-going colleagues. Here’s how you can step up your assertiveness without being aggressive.

Category: Life At Work
What not to do in a job interview

What not to say or do at a job interview

Colleen Clarke| September 12, 2013 1:55 pm

It often seems like what should be the most obvious interview dos and don’ts still get overlooked. So here are the questions not to ask and the behaviours to avoid if you don’t want to blow your chances of landing the job.

Category: Job interviews, Student
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Employers reveal the career-killing moves that can keep you from ever getting ahead

Peter Harris| September 9, 2013 6:52 pm

A survey of employers reveals who they are most likely to promote and what red flags will keep them from advancing an employee even if his or her on-the-job performance is stellar.

Category: Life At Work
Eight skills that can double your chances of being hired

Eight skills that can double your chances of being hired

Peter Harris| September 4, 2013 9:01 pm

While recent studies have questioned the value of a university degree in the liberal arts, new labour market analysis shows that simply adding one or more of these proficiencies to your resume can vastly increase the number of opportunities available to you.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Student
Career options for creative types

Career options for creative people and what they pay

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 3, 2013 2:52 pm

Think that if you’re the creative type who wants to make a living using your artistic passions that you’ll be doomed to a life of near poverty? Think again. Here are some creative careers that can actually pay the bills.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Student
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Career mistakes that women make

Colleen Clarke| August 30, 2013 10:04 am

Some key female traits are frequently under-valued in a corporate setting, and many women make a series of career-sabotaging moves that can further undermine their influence. Find out what some of them are.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Life At Work
Who gets hired?

Who gets hired: Why employers select one candidate over another

Peter Harris| August 28, 2013 3:12 pm

A new survey of over 2,000 hiring managers has turned up some surprising factors that can determine which candidates get hired most often. It’s not all about your skills and experiences.

Category: Job interviews, Student