Job search blunders, bloopers and bunglesLooking for a job can be stressful work. You're constantly writing and revising your resume and cover letters, calling strangers or waiting for the phone to ring. Just a little carelessness during this period can hurt your chances of success. HR experts share some of the unintentionally humorous slip-ups they've seen.
The most common lies on a resumeRoughly 40% of people lie on their resumes, and many more exaggerate. Find out what the risks are, what you can get away with and what the fabrications are that HR professionals are most likely to uncover.
Weird job interview questionsDon't put too much pressure on yourself to answer these questions perfectly, as that will cause you to appear stressed out and flustered. These head-scratchers are aimed at testing your approach, not your answer. The strangest questions we've heard so far?
The five interview questions you need to prepare forInterviewers are very busy people. When you walk into an interview, consider that they already want to hire you. They just want you to be the right fit so they can get on with their next task at hand. The answers to these five questions can tell them all they need to know.
Overwhelming support for Work From Home DayPress release: A new study reveals overwhelming support for the national Work From Home Day campaign that was kick-started by Workopolis on Facebook in May 2010.
Career-Limiting MovesCould poor communication skills and annoying behaviour be limiting your employment sustainability? Career experts weigh in on some of the most common career-limiting moves (CLMs) that they witness time and again.
Constructive dismissal?Leaving your job and claiming constructive dismissal when your work situation changes for the worse can be a risky move. Recent court cases shed some light on how much diminishment of their role employees must accept.
Workplace monitoring: Who's watching you work? How much privacy you can or should be able to expect in the workplace is a fairly hot button issue lately, as employers are making use of technologies that allow them to monitor computer use, emails exchanges and much more.
Job interview while pregnantAfter years of trying, one Workopolis user finally gets an interview for her dream job. The trouble is, she's pregnant when the call comes in. Career expert Colleen Clarke has some advice on how to handle the situation.
Illustrating the benefits of a national Work From Home DayA graphic look at how if one million Canadians worked from home just the one day a year, it would have the same environmental impact as planting 10 million trees.