The 13 essential skills most often listed in Canadian job postings

The 13 essential skills most often listed in Canadian job descriptions

Peter Harris| Nov 26, 2014 07:41 am

Analysis of hundreds of entry-level job postings on Workopolis and other sites reveals which skills are mentioned most frequently – and how often they appear. Here’s what employers are looking for the most.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Student,
The most common job titles for entry-level candidates

The most common job titles advertised for candidates with no work experience

Peter Harris| Nov 24, 2014 08:02 pm

According to a new study of Canadian job ads, less than one quarter of the employers would consider hiring candidates who have no work experience at all. So how can you get your career started?

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies, Student,
Secrets to career success nobody tells you

The three simple secrets to career success that nobody ever tells you

Peter Harris| Nov 17, 2014 05:29 pm

Most people will tell you to target jobs that are fulfilling for you, that are high-paying and in-line with your overall career goals. That’s a long walk down a dead end street. Here’s the real secret to a successful career.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,
The only skill that really matters in your resume

The only skill that really matters in your resume

Peter Harris| Nov 14, 2014 04:27 pm

Nobody cares about what you know – all that employers want to see is what you can actually do with what you know. Here’s how to find and highlight the one thing that a successful resume really needs to communicate.

Category: Resumes and Cover Letters, Student,
College students sitting together and talking and smiling

What did the world’s top 10 billionaires study at university?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 7, 2014 09:36 pm

Wondering what to study at school that will up your chances of joining the ranks of the world’s richest? We looked at the university majors of the top ten billionaires on Earth.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Student,
The secret formula for finding your ideal job

The simple secret formula for finding your ideal job

Peter Harris| Oct 26, 2014 09:49 pm

By sketching out just a few overlapping lines on a page you can quickly map out those available jobs that closely match with your interests and talents. The bull’s eye lands on your dream job.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Student,

Survey: six things employers want to see in your social profiles (and six that will kill your chances)

Peter Harris| Oct 16, 2014 01:04 pm

A new survey of recruiting and HR professionals from across industries reveals their hiring intentions and what they look for when they screen candidates online.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Student,
Two young writers reviewing a document together

The one in-demand skill that gets you hired faster, promoted first, and paid more

Peter Harris| Oct 9, 2014 10:26 am

Studies have shown that across industries from engineering and manufacturing to legal, sales, or marketing, having this one essential skill will give your career – and your paycheque – a boost.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Student,
Three reasons young people aren't getting hired

Employers say there are three reasons why they don’t like to hire younger workers

Peter Harris| Oct 2, 2014 01:23 pm

Employers are fairly consistent in their feedback to us about where younger workers fall short on the job hunt. Here is how entry-level candidates can learn from that to give themselves a competitive advantage.

Category: Student,
Shopping mall

How to land a seasonal job for the 2014 holiday season (start looking now)

Peter Harris| Sep 25, 2014 12:25 pm

If you’re looking to land a seasonal gig for the holidays this year, you can’t wait until after Halloween to start thinking about Christmas. Employers have already started hiring.

Category: Student,