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Workopolis

Canada's largest career site for job seekers and a leader in HR technology for employers.

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.
How To Cope When You Hate Your New

How To Cope When You Hate Your New Boss

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 report to your office enemy is a nightmare scenario. But it's not hopeless. Here's how to deal with a new boss that you hate.
04/13/2017 12:04 EDT
How To Get Along With A Co-Worker You Don't

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

We're not always going to like all of our coworkers (and not everyone is going to like you), but there are steps you can take to ensure you maintain a productive and civil relationship with everyone, even that person with the inappropriate jokes about his mother-in-law, or the one that rambles on about his daughter's time at tuba camp.
04/07/2017 01:36 EDT
What The Hiring Manager Knows That You Don't In Salary

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

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 the current state of the job market?
03/31/2017 03:52 EDT
When's The Right Time To Ask About

When's The Right Time To Ask About Salary?

The traditional reasoning is that it gives the wrong impression (that you're only interested in money), and that it pushes the conversation into a negotiation (and you've just blinked first). Is this accurate?
03/17/2017 01:00 EDT
How To Stay Productive While Working From

How To Stay Productive While Working From Home

You might be tempted to work from your bed, or sit on the couch while working, but those are places associated with free time and relaxation -- and they should stay that way. Sitting at a desk with a clear workspace puts you in the right state of mind to be productive. Geller suggests having a space in your home set up as an office, devoted solely to work.
03/10/2017 04:13 EST
What Your Handshake Says About

What Your Handshake Says About You

What does your handshake say about you? Does it proclaim to the world that you're confident and bold? Or does it mumble and look away, letting everyone know that you're shy and neurotic? The good news is, if you don't like what your handshake says about you, you can change the conversation.
02/21/2017 06:39 EST
How To Quit Your Job With

How To Quit Your Job With Class

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 think. The smarter move is making sure you're on solid ground with your old employer -- even as you head off toward greener pastures. It's all about quitting with class. Here's how.
02/13/2017 06:37 EST
How To Master The Art Of The Side

How To Master The Art Of The Side Hustle

You'll be pursuing your side hustle after busy workdays, weekends, and basically whenever you have free time, so if you're doing something you love, it should be simply to motivate yourself. Focus on passions that can realistically bring in an income.
01/30/2017 04:22 EST
The Do's And Don'ts Of Talking Politics At

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

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. So, how do you cover what will inevitably be a topic of discussion, without starting a bitter debate with coworkers? Read on for the do's and don'ts of talking politics at the office.
01/23/2017 02:15 EST
How The Nightmare Of 2016 Can Get You A Job In

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

The important thing is that 2016 is done, and while you may want to just forget it, we'd encourage you to take a good long look instead. No, we're not being sadistic. There's actually a lot we can learn from the year that was. Here are some lessons from 2016 that can help you land a job in 2017.
01/16/2017 08:24 EST
How To Explain Gaps In Your

How To Explain Gaps In Your Resume

It's very common for people to take time out of their careers to travel, work on personal projects, and care for loved ones, among many other reasons. It's no longer frowned upon in the way it may have been 10 or 20 years ago, so it's OK to be upfront about time out on your resume.
01/09/2017 08:04 EST
8 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Gap

8 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Gap Year

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.
12/23/2016 12:30 EST
5 Reasons Why You Should Swear At

5 Reasons Why You Should Swear At Work

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.
12/19/2016 03:45 EST
Choosing The Right Resume Format Really

Choosing The Right Resume Format Really Matters

Every time you send out a resume, it competes with 250+ other resumes. If you use a confusing or underwhelming format, you run the risk that your resume ends up in the trash. What if we told you that existing resume formats could easily do the job for you?
12/05/2016 04:47 EST
Why Canada Needs A Universal Child Care

Why Canada Needs A Universal Child Care Program

Two-parent Canadian families spend nearly a quarter of their income on child care, according to a 2016 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development report. That puts Canada among the most expensive countries for child care within this group of 35 wealthy countries. Single parents in Canada face an even tougher situation, spending nearly a third of their income on child care.
11/07/2016 11:06 EST