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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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You Need To Stop Making These 5 Resume Mistakes

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2017 | 10:46 AM

Show your resume to a career coach, and they'll likely highlight some big fails. Some are obvious (a six-page resume can be a snooze to read) while others are a bit more surprising (those catchy buzzwords everyone uses might not be a great idea after all).

We asked three career...

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May The 4th Be With You: Career Lessons From George Lucas

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2017 | 2:30 PM

It's that special day, when Star Wars geekery and Internet memes collide: May the fourth!

To celebrate, here are some some career lessons from the man who started it all: George Lucas.

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George Lucas attends the Star Wars Celebration day 01 on...

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Legal Marijuana Is Going To Change The Canadian Workplace

(59) Comments | Posted April 28, 2017 | 4:36 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may have reneged on his promise about electoral reform, but he does seem to be sticking to another pledge: legalizing marijuana.

On April 13, the Liberal government unveiled a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in Canada by July 2018. If passed, the legislation would allow...

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Career Advice From Canada's Hottest Chef

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2017 | 1:59 PM

Toronto's Grant Van Gameren has been called the city's hottest chef, but you could argue that this designation should be extended to the national level. As the co-owner of a slew of much-loved bars and restaurants (including Bar Isabel, Bar Raval, El Rey, Harry's Charbroiled Burgers, and PrettyUgly), Van...

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How To Cope When You Hate Your New Boss

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2017 | 12:05 PM

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Even in the most harmonious workplace, people don't get along. And chances are, there's someone at your place of work who grinds your gears and rubs you the wrong way. So, what happens if that dreaded colleague somehow winds up your boss? Having to...

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How To Get Along With A Co-Worker You Don't Like

(2) Comments | Posted April 7, 2017 | 10:47 AM

You show up to a meeting early and the only other person there is someone you can't stand. It's too late to walk out of the room, so you sit down, as far away from the individual as possible, and spend the next few minutes wishing someone else would arrive....

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What The Hiring Manager Knows That You Don't In Salary Negotiations

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2017 | 3:52 PM

When you reach the end of a long, tedious job search, you most likely will want to accept the first job offer that comes your way. The thing is, there is almost always room for negotiation. Is the salary offer lower than your expectations? Does it meet industry standards? What is...

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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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