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The number one reason people are fired (is the same as the reason they were hired)

Peter Harris | July 30, 2015 2:21 pm

It sounds ironic, but it turns out that the very same qualities that get one candidate chosen over the others to win the job eventually become the reason they’re let go.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job interviews

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The names employers are biased against – and what you can do about it

Simon Cohen| July 30, 2015 11:17 am

Studies show that your name on job applicants greatly influences whether or not employers will call you – and the salary you may be offered. Here’s a look at the biases, and how to beat the system.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies
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How I got fired (and why it was a great career move)

Peter Harris| July 29, 2015 11:45 am

There are some definite upsides to setbacks. Sometimes being let go can be the best thing that could happen to your career. Here’s why.

Category: Career Dilemmas
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Five easy ways to overcome job interview anxiety

Peter Harris| July 28, 2015 1:44 pm

Since seeming competent and confident are the keys to winning the day, here are some straightforward ways to combat job interview jitters.

Category: Job interviews
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Inside scoop: What it’s like to be a fashion designer

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| July 28, 2015 12:18 pm

Sometimes a job description isn’t enough. It can’t tell you what a job is really like, what an average day could be, the workload, the education you need or the salary.

Category: Career profiles, Fashion
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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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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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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
A man at work in the office late into the night

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