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What to wear to the job interview: 11 foolproof rules for any industry

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 5, 2015 04:31 pm

Your appearance can make or break your chances. It’s so much pressure (gah!). Don’t worry, I got your back. Here are 11 tips foolproof tips on dressing for job interview success.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice
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The 10 most common job titles of the poor, the middle class, and the rich

Peter Harris| October 5, 2015 11:52 am

Ever wonder what people actually do for a living at reach rung up the economic ladder? Here’s a look at the most frequently held jobs of the rich and poor and the many who are somewhere in the middle.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Salaries
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Hot job titles with increased hiring for the foreseeable future (and some doomed career paths to ditch now)

Peter Harris| October 3, 2015 07:30 am

Through analysis of online job postings and employer searches for candidates, the team at Workopolis was able to put together a list of the most in-demand jobs right now, emerging skills gaps, and those roles that are on their way out.

Category: Latest News & Advice
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Sweden is switching to a six-hour workday. Should we follow suit?

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 2, 2015 03:18 pm

The CEO of one Swedish company that has switched to a six-hour workday says employees are happier and there has been no drop in productivity. Could this work for you?

Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
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What your coffee reveals about you

Peter Harris| September 29, 2015 06:07 am

Do you judge someone by their order at Starbucks? New research shows which professions consume the most coffee – and what how you take it can indicate about your personality.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
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The most overrated (and underrated) jobs of 2015

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 28, 2015 03:45 pm

When it comes to careers, the grass often looks greener in your neighbour’s garden – or at least the snacks look freer and the pay looks better. But sometimes things aren’t exactly what they seem.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Salaries
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Studies reveal three unusual things people who earn more money have in common

Peter Harris| September 28, 2015 12:49 pm

The data is in. New research shows what a tucked in shirt, a grilled cheese sandwich, and a happy love life can mean for your career prospects.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Salaries
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Five ways that a job interview is not at all like a date [Video]

Workopolis| September 25, 2015 04:12 pm

Career advisers often suggest that you treat your job interview like a date – and that you ‘seduce’ your employer. Workopolis respectfully disagrees. A job interview isn’t like a date at all. Here’s why.

Category: Job interviews, Latest News & Advice

40 career lessons I learned by 40

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 24, 2015 05:07 pm

Throughout your career you are going to learn a lot of lessons. Because I’m feeling reflective today, I thought I’d share some of the ones I’ve learned myself thus far. So, if you haven’t learned all these yet, hey, maybe I can save you some trouble.

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How to get a job without experience (when no one will hire you without experience)

Peter Harris| September 24, 2015 11:13 am

It’s the classic Catch-22, you need a job in order to get experience, but you need experience in order to get a job. Well, here’s how you can crack the job market for the very first time.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice