Life At Work

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Five signs the problem is you

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 22, 2014 08:48 pm

Is everyone around you stupid and incompetent? If that’s the case, there’s a very good chance the problem is actually you

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Why you will never get anywhere

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 9, 2014 06:58 pm

There’s a reason this advice has carried on through the ages: it’s classic success strategy. Here’s the one thing you must stop doing if you want to get anywhere in life and career.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Life At Work, Recruiting and Managing,
Woman hiding behind plant to spy on coworkers

Employer’s “no sex” policy not enforceable in Canada

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 9, 2014 05:49 pm

Christian charity World Vision enforces a conduct code of sexual abstinence for single employees in its American office. Could this happen in Canada? And how would they enforce it?

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Bad career move of the week: Man sends pic of his privates with job application

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 4, 2014 12:01 pm

We all make mistakes at work, some mess ups are worse than others. Each week, we’re featuring one Bad Career Move of the Week, cautionary tales to keep you from ruining your own career

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How to ask for a raise and get one

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 3, 2014 07:03 pm

They (whoever “they” are) say money isn’t everything, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need more of it. Here’s how to ask your employer for a raise and optimize your chances of getting it.

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Why apologize even when you’re not sorry

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 3, 2014 06:48 pm

An apology can disarm your opponent and give you the upper hand. But it has to be delivered in the right way. Learn how and why you should apologize.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice, Life At Work, Recruiting and Managing,
Woman getting a massage

15 companies with amazing perks to turn you green with envy

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 2, 2014 11:37 am

It’s a competitive market for talent, so companies are offering some incredible perks to lure the best and brightest. Come for the massages and free food, stay for the latte art and African dance classes.

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Workplace trends of the future

Twelve trends that will define your working life from now through 2025

Colleen Clarke| Mar 27, 2014 10:16 am

50 CEO’s, chairs of associations, ex-ministers, assistant deputy ministers, academics and economists were asked what trends will define the workplace of the future. Here are their findings on the skills you will need to survive the careers of the coming decade.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work, Student,
Why your coworkers don't like you

Twenty reasons why your coworkers don’t like you

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 21, 2014 12:24 pm

All things being equal, it’s the likable folks who get hired and promoted. There’s usually someone unpopular in the group whose head is the first to be on the chopping block. Watch for these reasons that it could be you.

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Corporate games

What your boss should never ask you to do

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 20, 2014 11:14 am

Bosses sometimes ask their employees to do physically dangerous, inappropriate, or just plain annoying things. Here are five of them. Do you think these are fair game?

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