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Workopolis is Canada’s leading career site for job seekers and a leader in HR technology solutions for employers. Since 2000, the company has helped connect employers and candidates through exclusive partnerships and community sites, social networking, and mobile optimization.

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When's The Right Time To Ask About Salary?

(2) Comments | Posted March 17, 2017 | 1:00 PM

In case you missed it, Canadian food delivery service SkipTheDishes is in the middle of a social media crisis, and it all stems from the way one of their hiring managers answered a question about salary.

It started when job applicant Taylor Byrnes emailed the company the following questions: "How...

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How To Stay Productive While Working From Home

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2017 | 3:13 PM

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Commuting to an office to work in a cubicle for eight hours a day may soon become a thing of the past. With Skype, Slack, and Basecamp, among other project management systems, it's easier than ever to work from the comfort of your...

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Cracking A Joke Can Help You Score A Bigger Salary

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2017 | 9:43 AM

A salary negotiation is no place for joking around. Or is it? Evidence from some social psychologists suggests that humour -- the right kind of humour deployed at the right time -- can work in your favour, especially in sensitive situations like salary negotiations. Here's how.

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What Your Handshake Says About You

(1) Comments | Posted February 21, 2017 | 5:39 AM

Regardless of how you feel about it, your handshake speaks volumes about you.

Don't believe us? A 2000 University of Alabama study found that a person's handshake is consistent over time and related to aspects of personality. Those with a firm handshake tend to be more extroverted and open...

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How To Quit Your Job In A Classy Way

(2) Comments | Posted February 13, 2017 | 5:37 AM

We've all been there: totally fed up with a job, impatient with a demanding or incompetent boss, and ready to quit in a dramatic flash of pent-up frustration. The trouble is, leaving your job with fiery flair is going to burn a bridge, which you may need sooner than you...

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The Dos And Don'ts Of Inviting Co-workers To Your Wedding

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2017 | 11:00 AM

When Simon and Jen Bennett got married six years ago, they wanted to stick to a budget and only invite 100 guests at the most. "So we knew coming in that we would have tough decisions to make when it came to co-workers," says Simon.

At the time, both Bennetts...

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How To Master The Art Of The Side Hustle

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2017 | 3:22 PM

Call it whatever you want, but the gig economy is on the rise and more than likely here to stay. Where our parents look for a promotion with their full-time jobs, today workers lucky enough to have a place to go to from 9 to 5 are just hoping their...

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The Do's And Don'ts Of Talking Politics At Work

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2017 | 1:15 AM

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Anyone who's ever been in a heated political argument with an opinionated uncle or aunt at Thanksgiving knows the perils of a political discussion. And with the U.S. Inauguration Day on the books, political talk has never been more fraught. According to a...

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How The Nightmare Of 2016 Can Get You A Job In 2017

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2017 | 7:24 AM

For many, 2016 was the worst year ever. Whether or not that stands up to historical scrutiny (spoiler alert: it doesn't hold a candle to 1342), it was undoubtedly a dramatic, often shocking (if not outright scary) year, with high-profile terrorist attacks, an ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria,...

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How To Explain Gaps In Your Resume

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2017 | 7:04 AM

by Andrew Fennell

Writing your resume is always a difficult task. From deciding which skills to include, to creating a professional format and structure, there are a lot of difficult choices to make. Explaining gaps in your work history, however, is probably one of the most challenging issues you will...

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5 Ways To Boost Brain Power And Finally Concentrate At Work

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2016 | 10:58 AM

Do you have a hard time getting motivated at the office? Feel like you just can't concentrate? You're not alone. The good news is that you can do something about it.

There are a few simple strategies borrowed from psychology that can actually help you improve the way your brain...

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8 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Gap Year

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2016 | 11:30 AM

Canadian employers, recruiters and postsecondary admissions staff are beginning to recognize the value of taking a gap year, but just taking time off from school or work doesn't quite cut it.

As the trend continues to gain traction in Canada, those who spend their time sifting through resumes and...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Swear At Work

(1) Comments | Posted December 19, 2016 | 2:46 PM

Your parents might have taught you not to curse, but did the lesson really stick? New research seems to suggest that it hasn't: two-thirds of all millennial employees swear at work, while 58 per cent of Gen Xers and Baby Boomers are said to swear while on the clock.

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A Friendly Warning Before You Return To Your Former Employer

(0) Comments | Posted December 14, 2016 | 9:48 AM

There was a time when it was common to work for the same company for 10, 20 or even 30 years, making it extremely rare to have the same employer twice in one lifetime.

While the concept of boomeranging, or returning to a former employer, would be completely foreign...

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Choosing The Right Resume Format Really Matters

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2016 | 3:47 AM

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Are you staring at a blank page? Unsure how to present your skills and experience on a resume? You're not alone. Many job seekers struggle to come up with a resume structure that accurately represents their professional aspirations and attracts recruiters' attention. The...

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6 Canadian Cities With Booming Job Markets

(2) Comments | Posted November 28, 2016 | 6:03 AM

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According to a recent employee survey, less than half of Canadians would consider relocating for a job. What does this mean? Canadians don't like to stray far from home evidently. It also means that if you are willing to consider a different...

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Visits From U.S. To Workopolis Increased By 237% During Election Results

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2016 | 1:42 PM

Workopolis recently suggested that disgruntled Americans should follow through on their threats to move to Canada. Well, it seems that many are seriously considering taking the career site up on the offer.

As the world watched the presidential election results, visits from the U.S. to Workopolis increased by...

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Why Canada Needs A Universal Child Care Program

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2016 | 10:06 AM

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Rhiannon Archer was excited about having her first baby -- until she found out about the high cost of child care in Canada.

Her son, Jude, was born in December 2015. Now, the downtown Toronto mom says she can't go back...

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Chef Michael Smith On Going Back To Your Roots

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2016 | 6:18 PM

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If you've watched the Food Network, you probably know Chef Michael Smith.

Over the least 20 years, the tall, fun-loving chef has hosted several popular cooking shows, including Chef at Home and Chef Abroad. He's also been a judge on Chopped Canada and...

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10 Things You Shouldn't Share On The Job

(3) Comments | Posted October 21, 2016 | 8:58 AM

Canadian vocal group The Tenors made a mess of the Canadian National Anthem at Major League Baseball's All-Star Game this year. In case you missed it, one of their members, Remigio Pereira, changed the lyrics of of "O Canada" to include the phrase "all lives matter," which is sometimes used as a criticism of the...

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