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The social media posts Canadian employers say swayed them for or against hiring a candidate

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 9, 2015 09:01 pm


We asked employers about their social media habits and what they look for when the creep candidates’ profiles. Here’s what they told us turned them on and off.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,
Young Canadians undecided about career paths

Don’t know what you want to do with your life? You’re not alone

Nicole Wray| Apr 6, 2015 02:24 pm


According to a new report from Statistics Canada, a large portion of young Canadians have no idea what career path they want to pursue – and some groups are nearly twice as undecided as others.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Student,
Employers reviewing an online profile

The top three things that employers want to see in your social media profiles

Peter Harris| Apr 5, 2015 02:45 pm


Most employers say that they screen potential candidates’ social media profiles before deciding whether or not to hire them. Here are the three things they are most looking to see in your online behaviour. (And a few that they don’t.)



Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Student,
Kids chatting in university halls

What you should study at university if you want to be rich

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 26, 2015 09:17 pm


What should you study at university if you want to join the ranks of the world’s richest? Can you guess? I bet you can guess.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Student,
Students viewing holograms

A glimpse at the world of work in 2040 – from the people who will invent it

Colleen Clarke| Mar 26, 2015 12:48 pm


Creativity parties, hologram meetings, and pay-for-performance salary schemes: Here’s how today’s young people imagine the world of work will look 25 years from now.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Student,
Applying for a job

Put down that resume: What you need to do before applying for a job

Peter Harris| Mar 25, 2015 10:55 am


Do not hit send just yet. There are several steps you can take before applying for a job that can greatly increase your chances of success.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,
The one skill that is in 93% of job postings

How to demonstrate in your resume the one skill that turns up in 93% of job postings

Peter Harris| Mar 19, 2015 05:02 pm


Focussing on the skills that employers really want, and showing (not just telling) that you have used them successfully in the past, can be the secret resume ingredient that turns applications into interviews.



Category: Resumes, Student,
The skills to add to your resume

The skills you need to add to your resume to get hired in 2015

Peter Harris| Mar 6, 2015 04:48 pm


Analysis of millions of job postings and applications reveals a new skills gap on the job market. Here is what you need to have on your resume as the price of admission for most well-paying jobs.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes, Student,
Writer

The best part-time jobs of 2015 (and what they pay)

Peter Harris| Mar 4, 2015 10:16 am


Here’s a look at the year’s best part-time and temporary jobs – along with how much you can earn in a variety of creative, technical, and seasonal roles.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Student,
Lifeguards

Five reasons to look for your 2015 summer job now

Kevin Makra| Feb 18, 2015 03:25 pm


Looking out the window today it is hard to imagine if summer will ever come. However, the deadline to apply for many of the best summer jobs is fast approaching. Here’s why you should be lining up your summer gig today.



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