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International index of ignorance

New international poll reveals the ‘most ignorant’ countries (Canadians aren’t the dumbest)

Peter Harris| Oct 30, 2014 06:12 pm

An international survey of public perceptions reveals how much Canadians know about the basic make-up of our population and the scale of some key social issues. Here’s what most of us get wrong and how we compare to other countries.

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Former head of FBI’s behavioral analysis program reveals technique for building instant rapport with anyone

Elizabeth Bromstein| Oct 30, 2014 05:57 pm

A former head of the FBI’s behavioral analysis program shares one trick for being more likable.

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Four easy ways to fireproof your job

Elizabeth Bromstein| Oct 29, 2014 05:03 pm

Do you talk sports at work? Maybe you should. Here are four ways to protect yourself against getting fired or laid off.

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Experts weigh-in on the CBC’s firing of Jian Ghomeshi over his personal life

Kevin Makra| Oct 28, 2014 08:02 pm

You may have heard about the recent firing of Jian Ghomeshi, the former host of CBC Radio’s popular Q show. He in turn is suing the broadcaster for $50,000,000. Who’s right? Can an employer hold your personal life against you?

Category: Employment Law, Latest News & Advice,
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Five career destroying moves

Elizabeth Bromstein| Oct 27, 2014 07:01 pm

It takes years to build a professional reputation and mere moments to ruin it. Here are five actions that can totally wreck your career.

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How to job search without your boss finding out

Simon Cohen| Oct 24, 2014 06:38 pm

There may be a time when you should tell your boss you’re looking for a new job. When is that time? And should you decided not to let on, how can you keep the search a secret?

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Things you need to know: how to shake hands

Elizabeth Bromstein| Oct 23, 2014 09:38 pm

It’s such a simple, everyday thing, and it can make or break your first impression. And yet so many people don’t know how to give a proper handshake.

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The music genre that makes you more productive

Elizabeth Bromstein| Oct 23, 2014 08:59 pm

New research finds that listening to certain music genres while working can have different impacts on outcomes. Pop, classical, and dance music all have their uses.

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The 10 most in demand employers of 2014

Elizabeth Bromstein| Oct 22, 2014 07:47 pm

LinkedIn has released it’s most in demand employers list for 2014. See who makes the list.

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Three skills you can learn right now to increase your earning potential

Elizabeth Bromstein| Oct 22, 2014 06:53 pm

You can increase your earning power and value on the job market with these three easy-to-learn skills. Do it now.

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