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10 phrases to strike from your vocabulary right now

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 21, 2014 07:43 pm

The way you communicate has a big impact on whether you get ahead in your career. It’s important not to come across as dishonest, whiny, or lazy. Here are ten phrases to never say if you want to avoid giving the wrong impression.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work,
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You’re making eye contact all wrong. The biggest eye contact mistake

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 21, 2014 05:28 pm

Eye contact is essential to coming across as warm, friendly, and confident. But not everyone has a knack for it. Also, there’s one popular piece of advice you should never take.

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13 things only Canadians understand about the job search

Workopolis| Nov 20, 2014 09:02 pm

While every job seeker’s experience is unique, like a snowflake, some things are also specific to the Canadian job search experience. We can all relate to these.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
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10 jobs that can pay from over $60,000 to over $100,000 without a degree

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 19, 2014 01:58 pm

Not a university grad? You can still make six figures. Here are ten great jobs you can get without a bachelor’s degree.

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Job interview tomorrow? Six things you must do today.

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 18, 2014 09:35 pm

You’ve got the interview. Don’t waste the opportunity. Do these things now to dramatically increase your chances of being hired.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
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Report: The 10 hottest job markets in Canada

Peter Harris| Nov 17, 2014 09:16 pm

By analyzing the behavior of its roughly eight million Canadian users, the team at LinkedIn has created a report on the country’s most active job markets as well as the most sought-after skills by employers.

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Five stupid career gambles you’ll regret taking

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 13, 2014 08:45 pm

Sometimes things that seem like good ideas at the time are actually very, very bad ideas. Here are four of those.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Life At Work,
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How long does it take Canadians to get a new job?

Peter Harris| Nov 13, 2014 10:30 am

The Canadian job market is heating up, so hopefully these numbers will come down in the months ahead, but here is how long it takes most Canadians to secure a new job in 2014.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
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Irish woman turned down for teaching position because employer thinks the Irish are all drunks

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 12, 2014 06:47 pm

A woman who applied for a teaching job in Seoul, South Korea, was rejected based on the “alcoholism nature” of the Irish.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Recruiting and Managing,
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Things you need to know: how to remember everyone’s name

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 11, 2014 08:43 pm

Many people have trouble remembering names. Developing the ability to do so is a game changer. Here’s how to do it.

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