The mathematical formula for job interviews

Cracking the code: The mathematical formula for acing your next job interview

Peter Harris | Sep 19, 2014 7:10 pm

While there is no way to calculate chemistry and charisma in a job interview, these easy-to-remember equations can help take your performance from intermediate to advanced. Job interviewing by the numbers.

Category: Job interviews,

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George Turnbull's resume rescue gone wrong

Hidden camera – Professional resume writer struggles with problem client

Workopolis| Oct 13, 2011 12:31 pm

Captured on hidden camera, a resume consultant helps job-seeker George prepare for his job search, but finds herself completely unprepared for George’s quirky charm and his resume’s lack of actual skills, experience or common sense.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes,
George Turnbull - by the fire

Candidate’s awkward video resume

Workopolis| Oct 13, 2011 12:15 pm

VIDEO: A video resume can be a powerful tool for highlighting your potential to employers. But is it always the right kind of attention? Watch this candidate’s awkward video resume and see if it can land him a job.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes,
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The top 10 reasons why candidates land the job

Colleen Clarke| Oct 12, 2011 11:05 am

Terry Szwec, consultant with ‘The Coach to Win’, has gathered the results from 16,000 documents of how people landed their jobs over the past 16 years. After sifting through the thousands of examples, he has come up with 10 reasons candidates succeed in their job search. Here they are.

Category: Job Search Strategies,
The job interview process is broken

A bold new approach to interviewing

Colleen Clarke| Oct 7, 2011 10:00 am

The interview process is broken, says one career expert. He suggests a radical new attitude and approach for candidates that can both fix the procedure and put them in the driver’s seat. Find out how.

Category: Job interviews,
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Canada’s jobless rate declines in September

Peter Harris| Oct 7, 2011 9:41 am

Statistics Canada’s September job numbers have just been released. Unemployment fell in Canada last month to its lowest numbers since the start of the recession. Which sectors and regions saw gains, and who took a hit in September?

Category: Latest News & Advice,
Jobs of the future

The 10 fastest growing industries of the future

Elizabeth Bromstein| Sep 29, 2011 11:57 am

We recently gave you the lowdown on the top ten doomed industries. An astute reader pointed out that perhaps we should look into the fastest growing industries as well. So here’s where the job growth will be…

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
team meeting

Do your employees trust you?

Colleen Clarke| Sep 27, 2011 3:00 pm

A recent study between managers and their employees revealed that 54% find the most important element of a successful working relationship is trust. Do your employees trust you? These five tips can help build trust with your team.

Category: Recruiting and Managing,
Confident business woman

15 lessons learned while in between jobs

Colleen Clarke| Sep 27, 2011 10:55 am

A senior HR professional has been away from gainful employment for 9 months, six of those months of her own volition. Over the past three months she has been actively job seeking and monitoring her experiences which she has generously shared with us here.

Category: Job Search Strategies,
Pensive businessman

When terminated, your rights go beyond the Employment Standards Act

Norman Grosman| Sep 22, 2011 10:08 am

One Workopolis user’s former employer offers him the minimum amount of severance pay as prescribed by the Employment Standards Act. Our lawyer, Norman Grosman has a wake-up call for him.

Category: Employment Law,