Two men talking over coffee

Your unwillingness to make small talk is nothing to be proud of and not helping your career

Elizabeth Bromstein | May 22, 2015 9:07 pm

At some point, someone, somewhere came up with this idea that avoiding small talk and only engaging in big, deep, meaningful conversation is the hallmark of a superior moral, intellectual, and spiritual character.
That’s ridiculous.

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Jobs that pay double the national average

Ten jobs available now that pay double the Canadian national average

Peter Harris| May 22, 2015 3:57 pm

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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A job application

Here’s what an actual al-Qaeda job application looks like

Workopolis| May 22, 2015 3:42 pm

Among the Osama bin Laden documents released this week was an al-Qaeda job application form. Here’s what they ask prospective members.

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House and green lawn

How much you need to earn to buy a house in every major Canadian city

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 22, 2015 1:07 pm

Property is said to be the best investment you can make. How much it costs to make that investment varies widely in Canada, depending on where you live. Here’s what you need to earn to buy a house in Canada.

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Insiders reveal what to wear for the job interview by industry

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 22, 2015 10:00 am

How you dress for a job interview can make or break your chances. The appropriate getup depends on the industry, the position for which you’re applying and the culture of the company. Insiders from across sectors give us the lowdown on what works for them.

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How to blow a job interview

Six ways to make sure you get rejected at a job interview (and how I did all six at once)

Peter Harris| May 22, 2015 9:45 am

A funny thing happened to me at a job interview one time. It started out well, I was on time, I had done my research, and I was enthusiastic. And then I proceeded to ensure that I had no chance whatsoever.

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High paying jobs for introverts

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 21, 2015 5:48 pm

Something we’re often expected to convey during a job interview is that we’re people people. But some people work best on their own, or don’t necessarily thrive in group settings.

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10 things you do that you think are helping your career but are actually hurting it

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 21, 2015 4:53 pm

You might be surprised to learn that some of the things you do that you think will help your career are actually holding you back.

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Where the jobs will be through 2020 and beyond

Career trends: The essential skills you’ll need for the jobs of the next five years

Peter Harris| May 21, 2015 11:59 am

Here’s a preview of what the job market will look like through the next half decade or so. This is where the jobs are going to be tomorrow – and how you can prepare for them today.

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Labour shortage: The 10 hardest jobs for Canadian employers to fill in 2015

Peter Harris| May 19, 2015 3:21 pm

One third of Canadian employers report encountering difficulties hiring the workers they need due to growing labour shortages. Here are the most in-demand occupations of 2015.

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