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How to apply for and get a job you’re overqualified for

Elizabeth Bromstein | Mar 2, 2015 10:03 pm

Maybe you’re changing careers or industries, maybe you’re looking for more work/life balance. Whatever the reason, at some point in your life, you might find yourself pursuing a position for which you’re – possibly grossly – overqualified.


Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,

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The real reason you didn’t get the job (that nobody will ever tell you)

Peter Harris| Mar 2, 2015 12:54 pm


Here are a few common examples of employer biases and behind-the-scenes snafus that could prevent you from getting hired, without you ever knowing what actually went wrong with your candidacy.



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10 signs you’re smarter than other people (with science!)

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 27, 2015 5:06 pm


You suspect it, but so far you haven’t been able to prove it: you are totally more intelligent than all those other dummies in your workplace. Check out this list of research-backed signs you’re smarter than the average bear.



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So, how much are we earning? The average Canadian salaries by industry and region

Peter Harris| Feb 27, 2015 9:12 am


Curious about how much money we’re making? We take a look at what the average Canadian earns in 2015, how much different professions pay, and who’s bringing home the really big bucks.



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What your finger length says about you

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 25, 2015 9:27 pm


They can tell a lot about someone by their digit ratio. In this case, the length of a woman’s index finger can predict the type of job she’ll have.



Category: Job Search Strategies,
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The ultimate office revenge story?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 25, 2015 8:07 pm


So, someone keeps stealing your lunch from the office fridge. Do you a) lie in wait to catch them red-handed b) give up and buy another lunch c) set a diabolical trap?



Category: Life At Work,
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What people are lying about on their resumes

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 24, 2015 8:43 pm


We tell you not to lie during the job search, but people do it anyway. Here are the most common lies people tell and more fun facts about fibbing during the job search.



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One third of Millennials think it’s OK to text during the job interview

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 24, 2015 7:38 pm


New report suggests Millennials have some pretty alarming ideas when it comes to job interviews. A full third think it’s OK to text during the interview. What else do they think is OK?



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The biggest mistake in a cover letter

Peter Harris| Feb 23, 2015 11:24 am


The role of the cover letter in job applications has changed with technology over the past decade, and clinging to its traditional use keeps many people from getting hired for jobs.



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What employers are really trying to find out about you in job interviews

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 20, 2015 9:56 pm


There is a standard set of questions hiring managers ask in job interviews. But here’s what they’re really trying to find out.



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