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How to be a fascinating conversationalist

Elizabeth Bromstein | August 28, 2015 4:50 pm

There’s one counterintuituve rule to being a wonderful conversationalist. Here’s what it is.

Category: Latest News & Advice

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Eat this not that at work: one food that makes you stupid & 5 that make you smart

Elizabeth Bromstein| August 28, 2015 4:30 pm

When 3 p.m. rolls around, and you head over to the vending machine to grab a bag of chips and a cola, you know that’s a terrible idea, right?

Category: Life At Work
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[Video] The six lies that employers will most often tell you

Peter Harris| August 27, 2015 3:32 pm

In this video one unscrupulous employer lies to the candidate he is interviewing and then turns to the camera to explain the truth behind the fabrication.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies
The perfect resume

[Infographic] The secret formula for the perfect resume?

Peter Harris| August 27, 2015 11:30 am

Data analysis of millions of resumes reveals the keywords, resume length and sections that top-rated resumes by employers have in common as well as the weaker elements to avoid at all costs.

Category: Resumes and Cover Letters
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20+ places to learn the hottest skills of 2015 online for free

Elizabeth Bromstein| August 26, 2015 5:19 pm

Our latest Thinkopolis report features the hottest skills in Canadian job postings for 2015. Here’s where you can learn them online for free.

Category: Latest News & Advice
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How to determine your market value

Elizabeth Bromstein| August 25, 2015 5:04 pm

If you’re negotiating a job offer or gunning up to ask for a raise, or just want to know what your skills and experience are worth, here are some resources for finding out.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice, Salaries
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Who wins? Extroverts or introverts

Peter Harris| August 25, 2015 11:34 am

People who are extroverts naturally have an easier time interacting with other people, conversing with strangers and promoting themselves. That would seem to give them a distinct career advantage. But is it actually the case?

Category: Career Dilemmas, Life At Work
Woman in an interview

First impression crash course: 9 research-based tips for making the interviewer love you

Elizabeth Bromstein| August 24, 2015 4:20 pm

That first impression is really, super duper important, because you might not be able to change it, even if it’s wrong. Here are nine ways to nail it.

Category: Uncategorised
Skeptical woman in an interview

The real reason you’ve had 16 interviews and no job offers

Elizabeth Bromstein| August 24, 2015 3:39 pm

If you’ve had a lot of job interviews and no offers, there’s only one likely reason. And it’s not because you’re overqualified.

Category: Uncategorised
A group of confused looking employers

Your employer translator: Here’s what they really mean when they say what they say

Peter Harris| August 21, 2015 2:01 pm

Want to ace your next job interview? Try this strategy: don’t answer the questions that you are asked. Instead, answer what they really want to know (but aren’t saying).

Category: Job interviews