Job security

There’s really only one thing that determines whether you will keep your job or be let go

Peter Harris | May 27, 2015 3:12 pm

Employers have a simple calculation that they use to evaluate whether to keep you on or if it’s better for the bottom line to let you go. It’s a cold equation. Here’s how to stay on the right side of it.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice

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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.

Category: Latest News & Advice
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.

Category: Industry News & Insights, Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice
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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.

Category: Latest News & Advice
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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.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Salaries
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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.

Category: Job interviews
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.

Category: Job interviews
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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.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Salaries
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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.

Category: Life At Work
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Attract top talent by treating candidates like customers

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 21, 2015 3:14 pm

Even rejected candidates should walk away from the hiring process feeling like valued customers.

Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources