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Study reveals the top 10 job interview mistakes according to employers

Elizabeth Bromstein | December 16, 2015 4:38 pm

A new study confirms what we’ve been telling you all along – candidates who fail to research the company before the interview is a hiring manager’s pet peeve.


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Canada’s highest (and lowest) paying jobs of 2015

Peter Harris| December 16, 2015 1:27 pm


As many people start formulating their New Year’s resolutions and goals for 2016, we thought that it was a good time to look back at some of the country’s most (and least) lucrative jobs.



Category: Salaries
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Canada’s most wanted jobs of 2015 (and those that employers had the hardest time filling)

Peter Harris| December 14, 2015 5:26 pm


The team at Workopolis compared the number of applications per job posting for millions of job titles to determine the most and least popular jobs this year.



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Not getting hired? Study says maybe you’re just too darned attractive

Elizabeth Bromstein| December 11, 2015 1:46 pm


Good looking men and woman may have a harder time getting hired in certain situations. Maybe that’s your problem!



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What job interviews are really for

The real reason we have job interviews

Peter Harris| December 10, 2015 3:57 pm


A young candidate asked me why we even have job interviews anymore – since everyone knows the usual questions and answers in advance. You’re probably not going to like the answer.



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Here’s what’s wrong with your resume

Peter Harris| December 10, 2015 1:10 pm


Most traditional resumes make one of the biggest marketing mistakes out there, and it renders them ineffective and uninteresting to most employers. Here’s how to fix it.



Category: Resumes and Cover Letters
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16 awesome tips for landing your dream job (infographic)

Elizabeth Bromstein| December 10, 2015 12:42 pm


Here’s a handy-dandy infographic that compiles many the important steps you must take before and after the interview in order to land your dream job.



Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies
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Canada’s best places to work for 2016

Elizabeth Bromstein| December 10, 2015 12:22 pm


If you live in Canada and hate your employer, maybe you should try to get in a the door at one of these companies.



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There is no “skills gap.” Employers are just cheapskates

Elizabeth Bromstein| December 9, 2015 3:14 pm


Suspect that whole “skills gap” thing is a crock and that employers just don’t pay enough? A new study suggests that may actually be the case – at least when it comes to STEM jobs.



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