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Canada's Employment Unchanged in February

Posted March 17, 2015 in Career Choices
Statistics Canada's Labour Force Survey reported that employment remained unchanged in February as the unemployment rate increased .2 percentage points to 6.8%. However, when comparing February 2015 to February 2014, employment in Canada grew by 121,000 jobs, up .8%.
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The Least Stressful Jobs of 2015

Posted March 13, 2015 in Job Hunting, In the Workplace, Career Advice, Career Choices
Finding a job where stress is rarely an issue is the goal of many job seekers. But how can you tell whether a job will be stress-free before you've actually spent time managing the daily duties?
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The Most Stressful Jobs of 2015

Posted March 12, 2015 in Career Choices
The most stressful jobs of 2015 can be physically dangerous, psychologically taxing—and a great match for those with the passion and drive necessary to succeed in such an environment.
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What employers are really thinking when they read your resume

Posted March 11, 2015 in Resume & Cover Letters, Job Hunting, Career Advice
Knowing how employers look at resumes can help you craft it in the way that most appeals to them. So from talking with HR professionals and hiring managers I work closely with, analysis of employer behaviour on the resume pages in the Workopolis database, and my own experience hiring candidates over the years, here are some inside tips on how employers really look at the resumes they receive.
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The biggest mistake in a cover letter

Posted February 25, 2015 in Resume & Cover Letters, Job Hunting
I once received an application for an editorial job I was hiring for that came in by email. The email subject line was the job title, but the entire body of the email was three words: Please see attached. (Attached was the resume.) Now, really, that’s just lazy. Write me a note. Tell me who you are and why I should open your resume
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The three things that employers look for the most in your social media profiles

Posted February 11, 2015 in Job Hunting, Career Advice
We’ve all heard that potential employers are going to be looking for us on social media. But why do they do it? What is it that companies want to see about our private life activities before making a professional assessment of us?
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