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Infographic: The most common profile picture mistakes

Elizabeth Bromstein | Nov 17, 2014 7:59 pm

Your profile picture on professional social media can make or break the first impression you make on an employer. Make sure you don’t make any of these common mistakes.


Category: Industry News & Insights,

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Ten jobs available now that pay double the Canadian national average

Peter Harris| Aug 26, 2014 8:57 am


We all know that doctors, lawyers and dentists tend to be well compensated, and that the CEO makes more money than everybody else. But what if you’re not one of those guys? Here are some high-paying gigs for the rest of us.



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5 questions to ask yourself before you send an email

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 25, 2014 7:22 pm


I bet email is piling up in your inbox as you read this. If we all asked ourselves these five questions before hitting “send” we would greatly reduce clutter and annoyance.



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What people are really doing during conference calls

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 25, 2014 6:59 pm


Conference calls are a necessary evil. How people spend their time on the other end of the line might surprise you.



Category: Industry News & Insights,
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Dear employers: Here’s why nobody wants to work for you

Peter Harris| Aug 25, 2014 1:46 pm


There’s been a lot of talk in the news lately about a ‘skills shortage’ as employers struggle to hire the talent that they need. Maybe there are other reasons why some companies have difficulties recruiting. Workopolis users weigh-in on the employer behaviours that make them walk away.



Category: Recruitment Challenges,
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The ten most revealing interview questions

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 19, 2014 5:56 pm


We asked hiring managers for their favourite interview questions, the ones they feel reveal the most about a candidate. Here are their responses.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Industry News & Insights,
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The 10 hardest jobs for Canadian employers to fill in 2014

Peter Harris| Aug 19, 2014 1:21 pm


There are fewer unemployed people in Canada for every job opening right now, and employers are starting to complain that a shortage of workers is hurting their business. These are the most in-demand positions right now.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges,
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Why you should hire the unskilled, unemployed, uneducated candidate

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 18, 2014 8:11 pm


Employers routinely reject those who have been out of work, don’t have a degree, and who don’t meet all the skill requirements. Here’s why you shouldn’t do that.



Category: Hiring Advice,
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The exact resume keywords employers search for by industry

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 12, 2014 7:08 pm


Our internal research shows the keywords employers use to find resumes by industry. Make sure your resume contains these words if you want to get noticed.



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges,