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The boss’s pet peeve: it’s not what you think [infographic]

Elizabeth Bromstein | May 29, 2015 2:59 pm

A new study shows bosses and workers have different ideas about what is the most common breach of workplace etiquette.


Category: Industry News & Insights, Life At Work

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The most (brutally) honest job posting ever: “The pay is sh*t and the boss is a total …”

Peter Harris| May 29, 2015 2:12 pm


If your cover letter says that “you’re a ‘hard-working team player that can also function well alone,’ I will stab myself with a pencil,” says hilariously honest job posting.



Category: Latest News & Advice
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10 character flaws that will kill your career

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 29, 2015 12:50 pm


We’re all flawed, but we can change. These are the character flaws that will hold you back from getting what you really want.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
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One message you must convey in every job interview

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 29, 2015 10:53 am


There are a lot of things you need to get across in the job interview — that you can do the job, that you want the job, that you are trustworthy. But there’s one message many of us might forget to send the hiring manager, and it is perhaps the most important message of all.



Category: Job interviews, Latest News & Advice
Canada's most attractive employers 2015

Canada’s most attractive employers 2015

Peter Harris| May 29, 2015 9:11 am


Here’s where Canadians entering the job market really want to work. New survey ranks the most sought after employers by sector.



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Job security

How employers decide who to fire (and who to keep)

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
Two men talking over coffee

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.



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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
A job application

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.



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House and green lawn

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