Archive for the ‘Job Hunting Strategies’ Category

Job search blunders, bloopers and bungles

Looking 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 resume

Roughly 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 questions

Don’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 for

Interviewers 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.

Career-Limiting Moves

Could 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.

Job interview while pregnant

After 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.


How to get a job using Twitter

By Elizabeth Bromstein
How to get a job using Twitter

The micro-blogging website can do a lot more than keep your friends updated about what you had for breakfast or where you’re going to be on the weekend. Twitter can also be a powerful tool for finding and securing great career opportunities. Find out how.

Getting the vote: What the election campaign has in common with your career

Who gets the cushy government job by winning the election? The candidates who have the best campaigns (and maybe even be best qualifications). Campaigning for a new job in politics and a job search campaign are almost exactly the same.

What are your salary expectations?

It can be a hard question to answer. You don’t want to be underpaid and you also don’t want to overprice yourself out of a job. So what is the best way to answer the salary question in a job interview?

What job interviewers are really assessing

Colleen reveals the top five things that a recruiter wants to see when they meet you for the first time. She also counts down the candidate behaviours that are most likely to turn off potential employers. You can make a better first impression when you know what they’re really looking for.