Five job interview deal-breakers

The top five job interview deal-breakers [infographic]

Peter Harris | January 18, 2016 12:40 pm

For a new survey, hundreds of employers were asked what are the candidate behaviours that bother them the most in job interviews. Here’s what they said.

Category: Job interviews

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Seven clear signs that you are about to be fired

Peter Harris| January 18, 2016 11:18 am

Ever get that sinking feeling that you’re doomed at work and could be about to get fired? Here are some clear signs that you are actually not just being paranoid.

Category: Career Dilemmas
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12 surprisingly high-paying part-time jobs

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 18, 2016 9:29 am

Who doesn’t need a little extra income? Even if you’re working full time, taking on a part-time job can help pay the bills. Here are 12 that pay surprisingly well.

Category: Latest News & Advice
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The words you’ve got to stop using in your emails this year

Nicole Wray| January 15, 2016 3:22 pm

There are some disempowering and undermining words and phrases that so many people use in their emails that a new app has been developed to help you recognize and remove them.

Category: Life At Work
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Canada’s best (and worst) cities for finding work right now

Peter Harris| January 14, 2016 2:03 pm

New report ranks Canadian cities according to their levels of job and population growth to determine the best spots for finding work. Here’s where the jobs are.

Category: Latest News & Advice
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The first things employers scan for in resumes

Peter Harris| January 13, 2016 10:30 am

Most employers spend only seconds scanning a resume before deciding whether to reject it or put it aside for closer scrutiny. Here’s what they’re looking for.

Category: Resumes and Cover Letters
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How to shake hands

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 12, 2016 11:38 am

It’s such a simple, everyday thing, and it can make or break your first impression. And yet so many people don’t know how to give a proper handshake.

Category: Latest News & Advice
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How to look for a job – without looking like you’re looking for a job

Peter Harris| January 11, 2016 1:48 pm

Looking for a new job while you’re currently employed can be tricky. Here are a few undercover job hunting techniques to try – and some common mistakes to avoid.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies
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The ten words you need to cut from your resume now

Peter Harris| January 11, 2016 10:48 am

Analysis of the millions of resumes in the Workopolis database reveals how Canadian job seekers are marketing themselves – and what you can do to stand out from the crowd.

Category: Resumes and Cover Letters
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What your employer knows that you don’t in salary negotiations

Colleen Clarke| January 8, 2016 12:45 pm

Your employer always walks into a salary negotiation with a lot more information than you have. Here’s what they know that you don’t, and how you can get the most value written into your new contract.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Salaries