Wanted: President and COO for MaRS Discovery District

Canada's largest tech startup incubator wants to add more firepower to its leadership team.Two days ago, Toronto's MaRS Discovery District startedposting ads tohire a president and chief operating officer (COO). Although CEO IlseTreurnicht,

Published on: July 18th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Burnaby R&D centre to be shut as Nokia announces 10,000 global layoffs

A research and development centre in Burnaby, B.C. is among the locations on the chopping block in a round of layoffs announced by Nokia today.Nokia said it plans to cut up to 10,000positions

Published on: June 14th, 2012 John Ribeiro

RIM rumoured to be cutting 2,000 or more jobs

Research In Motion, the ailing maker of the BlackBerry, is planning to cut at least 2,000 staff as part of a global restructuring plan, according to reports.The restructuring could begin in the next

Published on: May 28th, 2012 John Ribeiro

Traditional resume is dead, careers site proclaims

Aleksey Vayner became a viral laughing stock when a video resume he submitted to Wall Street giant UBS Group hit Youtube, immortalizing the ambitious young jobseeker in all his karate chopping, ballroom dancing,

Published on: August 5th, 2011 Christine Wong

Micro-job sites target SMBs with cheap services

Have you been searching for someone to read your pet's Tarot cards for only $5? Or perhaps a stranger to read you a bedtime story over your phone for the same low price?

Published on: March 29th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Facebook flubs and Twitter traps that can get you fired

Travis Megale is happily employed. A regular Facebook user, he knows how to use the site appropriately and what NOT to say or post. Unfortunately, many Facebook members do not. Job termination due

Published on: September 28th, 2010 Joan Goodchild

8 things you should never say to your boss

Maintaining a positive relationship with your manager is key to a productive, satisfying job. And the actions you take -- completing your work on time, putting in extra effort when necessary, volunteering to

Published on: June 3rd, 2010 Dave Willmer

Formerly unemployed workers face performance-draining anxiety

An article in the Wall Street Journal talks about the performance anxiety some people who've been unemployed for a long time experience upon going back to work. Having recently been through the twin

Published on: April 13th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Structure your resume for success

The most effective resumes are those that allow employers to quickly connect a candidate's experience and skills to the firm's needs and the demands of the open position. Each of the three most

Published on: August 3rd, 2009 Dave Willmer

How to keep your IT staff effective in these tough times

It's official! Late last week, the economists at the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research convened to examine financial trends over the last 12 months. Their conclusion? The decline in economic activity since

Published on: December 10th, 2008 Neil McAllister

Meagre rise in Canadian IT salaries despite “talent shortage” reports

Related article: Hot skills that get you ahead of the game in Canada's IT jobs market Despite persistent reports of an IT talent shortage, salaries in the technology sector, in 2008, posted only

Published on: October 3rd, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Your privacy, your responsibility says Ontario Privacy Commissioner

Facebook is Canada's favourite social network, but it's also in hot water over possibly breaching our privacy laws. Ontario Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukain discusses her collaboration with Facebook. While the incredibly popular network

Published on: September 12th, 2008 Brian Jackson