Five strategies for landing your first job

Five ways for young workers to beat the odds and get a head start on their careers

Kevin Makra| Mar 31, 2014 10:17 am

Unemployment for younger workers, those people in their twenties trying to get their careers started, continues to be a major issue across North America. Here are some proven career strategies that can help make landing your first job easier.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,
Workplace trends of the future

Twelve trends that will define your working life from now through 2025

Colleen Clarke| Mar 27, 2014 10:16 am

50 CEO’s, chairs of associations, ex-ministers, assistant deputy ministers, academics and economists were asked what trends will define the workplace of the future. Here are their findings on the skills you will need to survive the careers of the coming decade.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work, Student,
The one word that can basically ruin your credibility

The one word that can basically ruin your credibility

Peter Harris| Mar 19, 2014 11:45 am

There’s one word that you can say in a job interview that can completely undercut the believability of everything you’ve listed in your resume. Don’t let this one fairly common expression wreck your chances.

Category: Job interviews, Student,
Top jobs available for entry-level candidates

The top twenty entry-level jobs that are hiring right now (and what they pay)

Peter Harris| Mar 7, 2014 10:02 am

The Workopolis team decided to take a look at for which jobs employers are actively seeking student and entry-level candidates right now. Here’s where the opportunities are – with or without a university degree.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Student,
How to boost your salary

How to earn an extra $732,000

Peter Harris| Feb 27, 2014 10:27 am

There has been a lot of discussion lately about the value of post-secondary education on the job market – and whether it is worth the expense of time and money to go to university. It turns out that it is.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Student,
A crowd of graduating students in cap and gown from the back

Do you still need an education?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 25, 2014 09:36 am

For decades we’ve been funneling people through the hallowed halls of higher learning as a requirement to get a good job. Do employers still need that piece of paper?

Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice, Student,
The three things that employers want to find out about you online

The three things that employers look for the most in your social media profiles

Peter Harris| Feb 22, 2014 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.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Student,
Camp counselor

Why you should be lining up your 2014 summer job right now – before it’s too late

Peter Harris| Feb 21, 2014 09:00 am

Many big companies, federal and provincial government programs, outdoor attractions and municipalities all start accepting summer job applications very early in the year, and they often have deadlines for submission that fall weeks before spring even arrives.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,
Toronto musician and creative director, Tracy Jones

Career advice revisited: Instead of ‘following’ your passions – make them work for you

Tracy Jones| Feb 20, 2014 05:14 pm

In response to our recent article referring to following your passions as useless career advice for the job market, a Toronto musician / Creative Director offers his insights on how to succeed in cashing in on your talents – without selling them out.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Student,
Melissa Allen, Peter Harris - The Workopolis 180

[Video] The “experience-needed” syndrome – How to market your transferable skills

Peter Harris| Feb 15, 2014 09:37 am

Will taking jobs that don’t use your full skills and education hurt your chances of actually landing a position in your field down the line? Not if you spin it right. Here’s how.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Student,