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Peter Harris
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Attended University of Sherbrooke
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Why employers hate your resume - before they've even read it ...
Is your resume failing to get the response you're looking for from potential employers? Maybe they're not even reading it.... there are some common resume blunders that can turn employers off even before they get to the sections describing your skills and experience.
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Wondering how long you're going to live?
Wondering how long you're going to live, and how it will all end? Here's what the numbers say – according to the experts.
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Studies show that iPhones kind of suck.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one. iPhones kind of suck. No, it’s not a joke, science has confirmed this long-held belief.
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Forget about buying a house. There are Canadian cities where you can't even afford a one-bedroom apartment on an entry-level salary.
Forget about buying a house. There are Canadian cities where you can't even afford a one-bedroom apartment on an entry-level salary.
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It would be embarrassing to serve the wrong wine with a bucket of fried chicken.
We're not saying that you need alcohol to enjoy fast food. (But it helps.) If you're going to do it, do it well. Sommelier tips for your favourite takeout.
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Here's what we're earning right now.
Are you a part of Canada’s middle class? Here is a closer look at what the average Canadian earns by industry and province, the highest and lowest paid jobs to hold, and who falls right in the middle of the income range. So here’s what we’re earning. At the outset of 2016 the average Canadian …
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Travelling? Here's what you're most likely to lose.
A new survey of Canadian travellers shows that almost half of us have left personal items behind. Here's what we're most likely to forget.
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About ten days from time of writing, I think my three-year-old daughter is going to be a little annoyed with me. This is because at that time we'll be well into our second day of a 135km walk from our house in Toronto to Niagara Falls. I have no idea how much of this my daughter will remember or what, at this age, she will take away from the experience. But when she's older and looks back at this time, I hope these are four lessons she has learne...
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Too much detail on your resume can actually hurt your chances of being hired.
The skills you list in your resume could be reducing the amount of salary you're being offered – or hurting your chances of getting hired at all.
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What Canadian employers want from candidates.
Getting hired in 2016: A new employer survey reveals the most important skills that employers are looking for right now.
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The liberal arts still pay off on the job.
Some fields of study don't seem to lend themselves to actual jobs after graduation. Is it still worth investment of time and money it takes to earn one? We looked into it.
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So are any of the health 'facts' that we've been listening to since childhood actually true? Or was Grandma just making stuff up?
So are any of the health 'facts' that we've been listening to since childhood actually true? Or was Grandma just making stuff up?
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Introduction
I am a worker of the web, usually on behalf of Canadian workers, content manager of Workopolis.
Education
  • University of Sherbrooke
    Master's in Canadian Literature, 1998 - 2001
  • University of Sherbrooke
    Bachelor's in Professional Writing, 1992 - 1997
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Male
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Occupation
Writer, editor, web content producer
Employment
  • Workopolis
    Content Manager, 2009 - present
  • Yahoo!
    Senior Front Page Editor, 2008 - 2009
  • Monster
    Content Manager, 2001 - 2007
  • Bell Canada
    Homepage Editor Sympatico / MSN portal, 2007 - 2008
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Toronto
Previously
Montreal - Sherbrooke
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