Life At Work

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10 things you do that you think are helping your career but are actually hurting it

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 21, 2015 04:53 pm

You might be surprised to learn that some of the things you do that you think will help your career are actually holding you back.

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Is it still worth learning a second language in Canada in 2015?

Is it still worth learning a second language in Canada in 2015?

Peter Harris| May 19, 2015 07:25 am

The Workopolis team analyzed millions of resumes and job postings to calculate the value of English and French bilingualism in job markets across the country.

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Get the axe

Cutbacks? 12 things that put you first in line to get the axe

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 7, 2015 07:23 pm

You think your job is safe, and maybe you’re right. But sometimes companies have to make cuts, and when it comes time to choose who gets the axe, it’s those who are deemed the least valuable who will go first.

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Woman looking at her boss skeptically

Think your boss sucks? There’s an 82% chance you’re right.

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 22, 2015 07:44 pm

A new study shows the state of managers in North America is pretty dismal, claiming the wrong hire is being made 82% of the time and that this is costing companies billions.

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Signs you're in the wrong job

Six signs that you’re in the wrong job

Peter Harris| Apr 16, 2015 12:47 pm

Being in the wrong job isn’t all bad. You can learn valuable lessons from a bad experience, if you don’t get stuck in it for too long. Here’s how you can tell when it’s time to move on.

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The world’s coolest offices

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 14, 2015 06:25 pm

I’m having a wee case of the jealousies right now. Because Bored Panda just published a list of 12 of the world’s coolest offices and one of them is on a pirate ship. Don’t get me wrong. I love my job. But I want to work on a pirate ship.

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pair of feet in black high heels

Heels: how high is too high for work? (Featuring fascinating footwear facts)

Lisa Mesbur| Apr 10, 2015 07:37 pm

Staring at those six-inch stiletto heels sitting your closet and wondering whether you can get away with them in the office? Maybe. It depends on where you work.

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Woman contemplating quitting

Four good reasons not to quit your job just yet

Kevin Makra| Apr 2, 2015 01:11 pm

For many people the spring season seems like a great time for making a fresh start. However, let’s take a look at some of the hard truths about throwing in the towel at work.

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Prince Harry Windsor

Royals who hold down real jobs (just like the rest of us)

Melissa Allen| Apr 1, 2015 09:11 am

Here are some members of European royalty who have “real jobs” (in other words, acting, modeling, musician, art gallerist and other sexy, glamourous jobs aren’t counted).

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Executive on the stairs

Why not-so-smart but charismatic people get promoted, but the CEO has the least people skills of all

Nicole Wray| Mar 31, 2015 06:47 pm

If you’ve ever watched a not-so-smart but charismatic co-worker rise in the promotion ranks, then you know that IQ isn’t everything. So why are the people at the top so anti-social?

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