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The ten job search myths that are holding you back

Peter Harris | July 27, 2015 9:35 am

Hopefully seeing through some of these common misconceptions about looking for a job can save you from potentially costly mistakes and help you to land your next gig faster.


Category: Job Search Strategies

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24 reasons why I’m afraid to take vacation time

Elizabeth Bromstein| July 24, 2015 3:12 pm


A quarter to half of all North American workers don’t use their vacation time. Here’s why I’m scared to use mine.



Category: Latest News & Advice
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Survey: The top six jobs that make the world a worse place

Peter Harris| July 24, 2015 2:11 pm


New survey of thousands of workers reveals those who most think their jobs are contributing to making the world a worse place to live.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
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Five signs you will be super successful (and five signs you really won’t)

Elizabeth Bromstein| July 24, 2015 1:54 pm


Wondering if you’re destined for great success or if you’re going to be just missing the boat for the rest of your life? Which one of these lists best represents you?



Category: Latest News & Advice
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Six things the person looking at your resume wishes they could tell you

Elizabeth Bromstein| July 23, 2015 4:54 pm


As you know, you only get a few seconds to make a first impression. And we hope you’re not using that time to make the person reading your resume bang their head on the desk out of frustration.



Category: Resumes and Cover Letters
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Nine options for a second career that pay $90K or more

Elizabeth Bromstein| July 23, 2015 1:19 pm


So, you’re 45, and you’re thinking “What am I going to do with my life?” Here are some great options for midlife career changes.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Salaries
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So, who has the advantage: night owls or early birds?

Peter Harris| July 23, 2015 12:31 pm


Conventional wisdom has it that the traditional workplace has a bias towards morning people. However, with more and more companies being flexible about schedules, is that still the case?



Category: Life At Work
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The four most common job interview questions (that candidates almost always get wrong)

Peter Harris| July 22, 2015 6:45 pm


Earlier this year, we surveyed Canadians about their most dreaded job interview questions. It turns out, most people are afraid of the wrong ones.



Category: Job interviews
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An inside look at what it’s like to be a photographer

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| July 21, 2015 3:44 pm


Ryan Emberley is a professional photographer whose work has appeared in the Globe and Mail and the National Post. He shares his experiences on working in his field in his own words.



Category: Career profiles
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Where the stable, high paying jobs will be through 2020

Elizabeth Bromstein| July 21, 2015 3:22 pm


It’s always a good idea to, given the opportunity, join an industry that is expected to show growth over at least the next few years. Here’s where the jobs will be.



Category: Latest News & Advice