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The definitive list of resume dos and don’ts. Don’t break these rules.

Elizabeth Bromstein | Jan 27, 2015 9:25 pm

There are resume rules you should not break. Here they are. Lie by them and you will drastically increase your chances of getting the great job you deserve.


Category: Latest News & Advice, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,

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Evaporating employment: 10 jobs with a 99% chance of becoming extinct in the next two decades

Peter Harris| Jan 27, 2015 10:49 am


Experts say that half of today’s jobs will be completely redundant by 2025. Here’s a look at the occupations with the highest (and lowest) danger of becoming obsolete over the next two decades.



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Facebook knows more about you than your friends, family or even your spouse

Peter Harris| Jan 26, 2015 9:29 pm


Your Facebook likes reveal more of your personality, work style, and attitudes than your closest family and friends even know about you. Experts suggest this could be used to predict candidates’ cultural fit when screening them for jobs.



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Five style essentials every man and woman should have in their work wardrobe

Lisa Mesbur| Jan 26, 2015 6:17 pm


Whether you’re a leopard print lover or a baseball cap enthusiast, you’ve still got to get yourself into a work-appropriate outfit every day. The good news is that a few carefully chosen pieces will go a long way towards looking professional and put together without sacrificing your personal style.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work,
The Canadian job search by the numbers

Apply on Mondays, interview in the morning: Successful job search trends revealed

Peter Harris| Jan 23, 2015 12:21 pm


How many applications and interviews does it take the average Canadian to land a job? Here’s what our research shows – along with what employers decide about you in just four seconds and more job searching by the numbers.



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Job Networking in Unexpected Places

Case study: Job networking in unexpected places

Kevin Makra| Jan 23, 2015 11:32 am


How a chance encounter leads to a surprise shot at a dream job. Opportunity can strike when you least expect it – if you’re prepared to seize the moment. Here are five traits for becoming a better networker.



Category: Job Search Strategies,
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Here’s how much income Canadians gained and lost by province over six years

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 22, 2015 8:40 pm


A report shows how much income Candians gained and lost over a six year period. Overall, we’re up but some places show bigger gains than others, and a couple show losses.



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The worst passwords of 2014

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 22, 2015 6:53 pm


SplashData has released its annual list of the most common, and therefore the worst, online passwords of 2014. Are you using one of these easily guessable passwords? You should change it.



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The most overused words in Canadian resumes

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 21, 2015 8:42 pm


New report lists the most overused words in Canadian resumes. Are you “passionate”?



Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
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Warning signs that you’re about to lose your job

Peter Harris| Jan 20, 2015 8:58 pm


Do you ever get that sinking feeling that you’re doomed at work and could be about to get 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 near.



Category: Career Dilemmas,