After the year we’ve all had, it’s safe to say that most of us are looking forward to closing the chapter on 2020 and a fresh start in 2021. Though 2020 was a tough year, it also brought with it some monumental workplace changes, such as a widespread shift to remote work. A huge spotlight was also placed on diversity and inclusion, especially in workplaces. Some of our top 10 articles cover these trending topics, though the vast majority cover everyday topics and career advice. Here are the top 10 career resources articles in 2020:
- 8 things immigrants should know about working in canada
Immigration has been a major trending topic in Canada for many years now. Canada remains a top destination for immigrants. In this article, we cover core things that immigrants need to know when looking for work and building a career in Canada.
- how to ace 17 challenging interview questions
Interview advice is a staple in our repertoire, and this article is an oldie but a goodie. If you’ve ever had trouble answering questions like ‘what is your biggest weakness’ or ‘why should we hire you?’ this article is for you!
- 11 reasons canada’s an awesome place for new immigrants
Immigration was definitely a trending subject in 2020. So it should come as no surprise that 2 articles in our top 3 are about this subject. In this article, we focus on some of the advantages of living and working in Canada.
- the art of handing in your 2 weeks’ notice
Leaving a job is rarely easy. Even if you’re happy to start a new chapter in your career, it can be difficult to handle in your notice without burning bridges. This article answers common questions about resigning from a job and provides tips on how to hand in your notice.
- industries that are trending during COVID-19
There’s no denying that the pandemic was the topic of 2020. Early in the pandemic, we compiled a list of the most in-demand industries. Interestingly, most of these trending sectors remain hot as we head into 2021 and are experiencing the second wave of COVID-19.
- how to clean up your work computer
If you’ve handed in your resignation (see number 4 on this list!) and are officially leaving your place of work, you may want to wipe your personal information from your work computer. This guide will tell you how to do it.
- most in demand IT certifications in 2020
IT jobs continue to be hot in 2020 and we don’t expect that to change in 2021. This list covers the most in-demand certifications that will help you get ahead in a variety of tech specialties such as development, big data, cloud computing, and others.
- 12 things you can negotiate in a job offer
Your compensation is about more than just money. Many workers don’t negotiate benefits such as vacation, health and dental, flexible work and other things that will vastly improve their work life. Check out this list on 12 things you can negotiate.
- salary negotiation mistakes to avoid
Salary negotiation is one of those things that seems to be universally hated. Often, that’s because we’re not doing it right. Check out these tips on how to maximize your negotiations to get that raise you’ve earned!
- the anatomy of an amazing cover letter
2020 update: the cover letter isn’t dead quite yet! Getting the tone right and writing an amazing cover letter still has the potential to make or break your job search. Learn how to write a great cover letter.