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Obese candidates less likely to get the job, says study

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 29, 2014 03:13 pm


News research says HR and recruiting professionals view obesity as a negative marker for character, productivity, and performance.



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So what can you do with that English degree?

Peter Harris| Aug 27, 2014 09:28 pm


We took a look at thousands of resumes to see what fields English graduates end up working in and what their most common first job titles are. Here’s where that English degree can take you on the Canadian job market right now.



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Should this Facebook post have gotten a man fired?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 26, 2014 07:39 pm


Opera singer’s firing raises question of what individuals should and should not be allowed to post on their own personal social media accounts. What do you think?



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15 sweet gigs to make money on the side

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 26, 2014 04:07 pm


Life is expensive. We could all use a little extra cash. Here are 15 gigs you can do on the side to make extra money.



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Ten jobs available now that pay double the Canadian national average

Peter Harris| Aug 26, 2014 08:57 am


We all know that doctors, lawyers and dentists tend to be well compensated, and that the CEO makes more money than everybody else. But what if you’re not one of those guys? Here are some high-paying gigs for the rest of us.



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5 questions to ask yourself before you send an email

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 25, 2014 07:22 pm


I bet email is piling up in your inbox as you read this. If we all asked ourselves these five questions before hitting “send” we would greatly reduce clutter and annoyance.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work,
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What people are really doing during conference calls

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 25, 2014 06:59 pm


Conference calls are a necessary evil. How people spend their time on the other end of the line might surprise you.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work,
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Poll: Only poor underachievers think everyone deserves a trophy

Melissa Allen| Aug 25, 2014 10:09 am


A new study shows a distinct correlation between believing that everyone should be equally rewarded just for participating, regardless of achievement, and actually getting ahead in life. It can also shed light on your political views.



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10 life hacks to make you smarter and more hireable

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 22, 2014 07:34 pm


Want to boost your brain power? We’ve got 10 science-tested tips for improving your cognitive function.



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How I know I’m not going to hire you before I even meet you

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 21, 2014 04:15 pm


It’s an old cliche that you only get one chance to make a first impression. And when that impression is via written communication, it can be even more difficult. Don’t make these mistakes.



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