Career Dilemmas

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Are you too smart to get hired?

Peter Harris| Jul 23, 2014 10:25 am


Here’s the thing with being very, very smart: the brightest people are not always the most successful. Sometimes having too much intelligence can be a problem on the job market. Here’s the trouble with smart people.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice,
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The most common resume lies, and what you can really get away with

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 18, 2014 02:40 pm


Roughly 40% of people lie on their resumes, and many more exaggerate. Find out what the risks are, what you can get away with and what the fabrications are that HR professionals are most likely to uncover.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies, Resumes,
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What your employer knows that you don’t in salary negotiations

Colleen Clarke| Jul 17, 2014 11:45 am


Your employer always walks into a salary negotiation with a lot more information than you have. Here’s what they know that you don’t, and how you can get the most value written into your new contract.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies,
Fast food workers

How that minimum wage job can lead to future wealth

Peter Harris| Jul 14, 2014 10:51 am


New research shows that young people who work part-time end up being more successful than those who don’t. Here are the essential career skills from customer service training.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Student,
Why it's time for introverts to take over

The trouble with introverts (and why it’s time for them to take over)

Peter Harris| Jul 3, 2014 08:00 am


While being an introvert has traditionally been seen as a career disadvantage, here are some strategies for overcoming the key drawbacks, and why now is the time for the rise of reluctant leaders.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice,
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140 career tips in 140 characters or less

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 6, 2014 03:02 pm


140 bite-sized bits of career advice from our archives – from the search to the interview to the workplace. These should answer most of the questions you’ve ever wanted to ask.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Job interviews, Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Life At Work, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,
Personal finances

How to manage your money when you’re without a job

Kevin Makra| Jun 3, 2014 10:00 am


Let’s face it – searching for a new job can be stressful enough without the added pressure of personal finances weighing on you. Here’s how to survive a pause in paycheques without going broke.



Category: Career Dilemmas,
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Boys will be boys: And you shouldn’t have to put up with it

Colleen Clarke| Jun 2, 2014 02:16 pm


In this latest career dilemma sent in to advice@workopolis.com, Colleen Clarke calls for back-up when a team of lazy, disrespectful dudes makes work-life miserable for their female counterparts.



Category: advice@workopolis.com, Career Dilemmas, Life At Work,
Five reasons why you suck at your job (and how to fix them!)

Five reasons why you suck at your job (and how to fix them)

Melissa Allen| Jun 2, 2014 09:31 am


Unfortunately many people who aren’t that great at their jobs never find out there’s a problem until they receive a terrible year-end review, or worse are suddenly let go. Here are five reasons why many people fall short on the job – and solutions for improving them before it’s too late.



Category: Career Dilemmas,
Nearly 40% of Canada's unemployed have 'given up'

Nearly 40% of unemployed Canadians have ‘completely given up’ looking for work

Kevin Makra| May 27, 2014 09:28 am


A new research report presented to the Economic Club of Canada on May 23rd reveals some startling numbers. 39% of Canadians who do not have a job have completely given up looking for a job.



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