A carpenter on the job.

Inside scoop: What it’s like to be a carpenter

Renee Sylvestre-Williams | July 6, 2015 10:27 am

Sometimes a job description isn’t enough. It can’t tell you what a job is really like, what an average day could be, or the salary you’ll earn. Here’s the inside scoop.


Category: Career profiles, Life At Work

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15 things you can do in 15 minutes to change your career trajectory

Elizabeth Bromstein| July 3, 2015 4:15 pm


The most common problem among people who feel stuck in career ruts wanting to change their lives is simply not knowing where to start. Doing any of these 15 minute tasks will set you on your way.



Category: Latest News & Advice
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Four things employers want you to know (and four that they really don’t)

Peter Harris| July 3, 2015 2:57 pm


If you want to succeed in a competitive career in a tight job market, you need to learn to think like to boss. Here are four things that they wish more candidates knew – and four they hope you never find out.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Life At Work
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How to answer retail job interview questions

Colleen Clarke| July 3, 2015 10:04 am


You have to start your working life with a job in retail. The hours are flexible, the mall is near your home, and the people-watching is hot. There’s just one problem. First you have to pass the retail job interview. Here are some tips.



Category: Career profiles, Job interviews
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Want a raise? Try crying. (It’s science)

Elizabeth Bromstein| July 2, 2015 4:15 pm


If you are thinking of asking for a promotion, a raise, or more vacation time, you might consider crying a little says a news study



Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
Frustrated man at a computer

The 5 biggest resume mistakes according to Google’s head of HR

Elizabeth Bromstein| July 2, 2015 4:00 pm


Laszlo Bock has looked at more than 20,000 resumes. Here are the mistakes he sees most often.



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Confidential

10 secrets about how employers really screen you

Peter Harris| July 1, 2015 1:28 pm


Think it’s enough to have a list of three professional references who’ll say nice things about you? Actually, calling references is the very least of what most employers do to find out about a candidate’s past. Here are 10 other ways they investigate you.



Category: Job Search Strategies
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Work from home jobs that pay six figures

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 30, 2015 2:32 pm


Some people still think work-from-home jobs are unskilled, fake, or unpaid or low paid, like stuffing envelopes or working on your novel. Here are nine that pay over $100K.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Salaries
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The common behaviours of the most successful job seekers

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 30, 2015 2:30 pm


The most successful job seekers display a common set of behaviours, according to a new survey. Here’s what they are.



Category: Job Search Strategies
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The best time to apply for a job

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 29, 2015 3:17 pm


The best time to apply for a job is when the company isn’t looking. Here’s why that is.



Category: Job Search Strategies