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Five signs you’re boring the interviewer (and how to be less boring)

Elizabeth Bromstein | Sep 2, 2014 7:36 pm

When on the job hunt, it helps if people find you interesting. You don’t have to be totally fascinating, but at the very least they should not find you boring. Here are five signs they do.


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Employer survey: How to land a job in a creative field

Peter Harris| Sep 2, 2014 10:01 am


Want a role that lets you make a living using your creative skills on the job? A new survey says that there should be an upswing in hiring for these positions throughout the rest of 2014. Here’s how creative employers hire and what they’re looking for.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes and Cover Letters, Student,
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Obese candidates less likely to get the job, says study

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 29, 2014 3:13 pm


News research says HR and recruiting professionals view obesity as a negative marker for character, productivity, and performance.



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So what can you do with that English degree?

Peter Harris| Aug 27, 2014 9:28 pm


We took a look at thousands of resumes to see what fields English graduates end up working in and what their most common first job titles are. Here’s where that English degree can take you on the Canadian job market right now.



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Should you give your employer the “give me a raise or I quit” ultimatum?

Norman Grosman| Aug 27, 2014 5:04 pm


Nova Scotia wrongful dismissal case highlights what can go wrong if you threaten your employer with quitting, but aren’t really prepared to do so.



Category: Employment Law,
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The culture of the Canadian Job Search: A guide for newcomers or newbies

Colleen Clarke| Aug 27, 2014 10:18 am


Every country has its own unique set of cultural values and expectations that are the norm when it comes to job search. Understanding how people are expected to interact at each phase can greatly increase your chances of being chosen.



Category: Job Search Strategies,
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Should this Facebook post have gotten a man fired?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 26, 2014 7:39 pm


Opera singer’s firing raises question of what individuals should and should not be allowed to post on their own personal social media accounts. What do you think?



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15 sweet gigs to make money on the side

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 26, 2014 4:07 pm


Life is expensive. We could all use a little extra cash. Here are 15 gigs you can do on the side to make extra money.



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Ten jobs available now that pay double the Canadian national average

Peter Harris| Aug 26, 2014 8:57 am


We all know that doctors, lawyers and dentists tend to be well compensated, and that the CEO makes more money than everybody else. But what if you’re not one of those guys? Here are some high-paying gigs for the rest of us.



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5 questions to ask yourself before you send an email

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 25, 2014 7:22 pm


I bet email is piling up in your inbox as you read this. If we all asked ourselves these five questions before hitting “send” we would greatly reduce clutter and annoyance.



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