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Whether you are self employed and going for that latest contract or job hunting after being downsized, chances are you need to stay abreast of career trends and how to best present yourself to gain that next exciting career challenge. I came across a great article that summarize popular articles of  Canadian career/ employment advice and trends . 

The top ten career news and advice articles of 2013 from Workopolis:

10. Eight skills that can double your chances of being hire [September]

Labour market analysis shows that simply adding one or more of these proficiencies to your resume can vastly increase the number of opportunities available to you. In-demand skills to acquire now >>

9. The ten worst jobs in Canada (and what they pay) [April]

Everyone has a bad day at work once in a while, but do you have the worst job in the country? Here are the ten career paths you really don’t want to be on. Read the full story >>

8. Ten jobs that will not exist ten years from now [November]

Ten years ago, the job of Social Media Expert didn’t even exist. It won’t exist ten years from now either. Here’s a look at some up and coming job titles on Workopolis right now – along with career paths that are destined to disappear soon. Read the full story >>

7. The Pinocchio effect: How to spot a liar [June]

Working relationships should be built on trust, but sometimes people will tell lies in order to get what they want. Experts agree that there are common body language and speech indicators that a person is being dishonest. Here are the common give-aways >>

6. Ten in-demand jobs that didn’t exist ten years ago [September]

From our September Thinkopolis research report, here are ten jobs that are seeing a rapid increase in demand right now – along with the ten jobs most commonly posted for student and entry-level candidates. Read the full story >>

5. Warning signs that you’re about to lose your job [June]

Do you ever get that sinking feeling that you’re doomed at work and about to be fired? There are some clear signs that you can watch for to help determine if you’re just being paranoid or if the end really is nigh. What to look out for >>

4. Five job interview secrets that employers don’t tell candidates [June]

I’ve had to hire team members for multiple roles over the years, and here are a few things I’ve learned from being on this side of the table that I didn’t know when I was a candidate applying for jobs. Read the full story >>

3. Surprising jobs that pay six-figure salaries [May]

Think that you have to work in a corporate office or a hospital to earn over $100,000 a year? Think again. A diverse range of career paths now offer opportunities to crack the six-figure salary mark. Here are a few that you might not expect >>

2. The ten best jobs in Canada for 2013 (and how to get them) [April]

The good news is there are numerous fields in Canada that offer increasing pay and lots of opportunities right now. Here are the ten best this year >>

1. Canadian paycheques on the rise: Here’s what we’re earning at the start of 2013 [February]

And the number one most-read story of the year was about salaries. Early in the year, it came out that we were making more money than we were 12 months earlier. Here are the regions and industries that saw the biggest raises, and who lagged behind. Read the full story >>