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Your unwillingness to make small talk is nothing to be proud of and not helping your career

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 22, 2015 09:07 pm

At some point, someone, somewhere came up with this idea that avoiding small talk and only engaging in big, deep, meaningful conversation is the hallmark of a superior moral, intellectual, and spiritual character.
That’s ridiculous.

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Jobs that pay double the national average

Ten jobs available now that pay double the Canadian national average

Peter Harris| May 22, 2015 03:57 pm

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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A job application

Here’s what an actual al-Qaeda job application looks like

Workopolis| May 22, 2015 03:42 pm

Among the Osama bin Laden documents released this week was an al-Qaeda job application form. Here’s what they ask prospective members.

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House and green lawn

How much you need to earn to buy a house in every major Canadian city

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 22, 2015 01:07 pm

Property is said to be the best investment you can make. How much it costs to make that investment varies widely in Canada, depending on where you live. Here’s what you need to earn to buy a house in Canada.

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High paying jobs for introverts

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 21, 2015 05:48 pm

Something we’re often expected to convey during a job interview is that we’re people people. But some people work best on their own, or don’t necessarily thrive in group settings.

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Where the jobs will be through 2020 and beyond

Career trends: The essential skills you’ll need for the jobs of the next five years

Peter Harris| May 21, 2015 11:59 am

Here’s a preview of what the job market will look like through the next half decade or so. This is where the jobs are going to be tomorrow – and how you can prepare for them today.

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Labour shortages in Canada

Labour shortage: The 10 hardest jobs for Canadian employers to fill in 2015

Peter Harris| May 19, 2015 03:21 pm

One third of Canadian employers report encountering difficulties hiring the workers they need due to growing labour shortages. Here are the most in-demand occupations of 2015.

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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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The supply and demand for second languages in Canada in 2015

[Interactive table] The supply and demand for second languages (in resumes and job postings) in Canada in 2015

Workopolis| May 19, 2015 07:22 am

Canadians list fluency in 90 languages in their Workopolis resumes. These interactive data tables highlight where clusters of candidates are located – and where the demand for various languages is by region and sector.

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Two women looking annoyed with each other

10 people to ditch before they drag you down

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 15, 2015 07:30 pm

Success means different things to different people, but whatever your end goal, the people with whom you choose to surround yourself will have a big impact on whether or not you achieve it. Here are 10 people you should consider cutting out of your life.

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