International index of ignorance

New international poll reveals the ‘most ignorant’ countries (Canadians aren’t the dumbest)

Peter Harris | Oct 30, 2014 6:12 pm

An international survey of public perceptions reveals how much Canadians know about the basic make-up of our population and the scale of some key social issues. Here’s what most of us get wrong and how we compare to other countries.

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Former head of FBI’s behavioral analysis program reveals technique for building instant rapport with anyone

Elizabeth Bromstein| Oct 30, 2014 5:57 pm

A former head of the FBI’s behavioral analysis program shares one trick for being more likable.

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Four easy ways to fireproof your job

Elizabeth Bromstein| Oct 29, 2014 5:03 pm

Do you talk sports at work? Maybe you should. Here are four ways to protect yourself against getting fired or laid off.

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Experts weigh-in on the CBC’s firing of Jian Ghomeshi over his personal life

Kevin Makra| Oct 28, 2014 8:02 pm

You may have heard about the recent firing of Jian Ghomeshi, the former host of CBC Radio’s popular Q show. He in turn is suing the broadcaster for $50,000,000. Who’s right? Can an employer hold your personal life against you?

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The most dangerous jobs

The jobs that are most likely to kill you

Peter Harris| Oct 28, 2014 6:43 pm

How likely are you to die on the job? Here are the occupations with the highest and lowest risk of heart disease – alongside the shortlist of Canada’s most dangerous jobs. Proceed with caution.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Life At Work,
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Are your LinkedIn endorsements actually working against you?

Simon Cohen| Oct 28, 2014 2:54 pm

You might think it looks great to have dozens of endorsements on your LinkedIn profile, but employers know half these people know nothing about you. Here’s how to know when it’s better to remove them.

Category: Job Search Strategies,
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Five career destroying moves

Elizabeth Bromstein| Oct 27, 2014 7:01 pm

It takes years to build a professional reputation and mere moments to ruin it. Here are five actions that can totally wreck your career.

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The secret formula for finding your ideal job

The simple secret formula for finding your ideal job

Peter Harris| Oct 26, 2014 9:49 pm

By sketching out just a few overlapping lines on a page you can quickly map out those available jobs that closely match with your interests and talents. The bull’s eye lands on your dream job.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Student,
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Recruiters share their true job interview horror stories

Elizabeth Bromstein| Oct 26, 2014 9:15 am

We’ve all experienced the terror of the job interview. The sweaty palms, the pounding heart, the paralyzing fear! But have you stopped to think about what it’s like from the other side of the desk? Recruiters share their candidate horror stories.

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How to job search without your boss finding out

Simon Cohen| Oct 24, 2014 6:38 pm

There may be a time when you should tell your boss you’re looking for a new job. When is that time? And should you decided not to let on, how can you keep the search a secret?

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