While this information might not immediately stand out in a job ad, a quick look around should help you figure out if your potential employer has a good reputation among its staff and industry.

Do they receive awards for their work? This can be a good indication that the company is well-respected in its industry. RBC, for example, has been named one of Canada's Best Places To Work several years in a row.

Plus, as one of Canada's biggest banks, they're an established and stable leader in the financial industry worldwide.

Well-respected companies attract top talent, which means you also get to work with and learn from the best in your field.