Four common lies employers tell job candidates

You’re not going to be 100% honest during the job search process and the interview. Oh, you won’t lie about the big things, like faking experience, but about little things, like how much you enjoyed working with everyone at your previous job, even though they were all monsters. It’s how the game is played. And…

86% of workers say this is most important factor when considering a job

If you’re having trouble finding people who want to work for you, one of the things you might consider is offering flexible work arrangements if you don’t already. And if you’re not bringing you’re A Game to create a great candidate experience during the hiring process, you will probably miss out. A recent survey, the…

Unmotivated people need to give advice, not receive it

Do you think that you need someone else’s advice in order to get motivated and move your life and career forward? What you might in fact need is for someone to ask you for advice. New research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business has found that giving advice may increase motivation and…

Canada’s top 10 jobs for 2018

Canadian Business has released its annual Best Jobs ranking, which compiles comprehensive data on salaries, qualifications, and employment prospects to find the jobs out there with the highest pay and greatest potential. The list ranks jobs based on salary, growth, demand, wage growth and more. It’s a little more interesting than most best jobs lists…

Canada is among the most attractive countries for workers but the US beat us

We’re number three! We’re number three! Canada ranks the world’s third most popular destination for work, according to a survey by Boston Consulting Group.  Researchers surveyed 366,139 employees and job seekers in 197 countries about their willingness to work abroad, the countries and cities (other than their own) where they would most like to work, and what they…

The top skills on hiring managers’ wish lists

Good oral communication, also known as speaking skills, tops the list of important skills employers are seeking in new hires according to a new survey. But the same managers also say the skills they’re after aren’t easy to find. The Association of American Colleges and Universities commissioned the survey to find out what skills companies…

Nine things that make you look older and can cost you the job

Age discrimination is a reality on the job market. Research consistently suggests that after 40, and sometimes even in your late thirties, your chances of getting hired start to diminish. Employers prefer youth over experience, which is an unfortunate reality in a scene where job hopping has become the new normal and nobody stays in…

Three things that are more important than your resume

When job hunting, your resume will make or break your success. Or so common wisdom has always suggested. But times are changing, according to a recently published CNN article, which says that the one-page document has “lost its dominance.” The claim is that companies and recruiters are putting less emphasis on resumes when searching for…