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Employers reveal the social media gaffes that tank your chances of getting the job

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 24, 2014 05:07 pm


We all know that what you post on social media can affect your chances of finding work. Here are the top ten things hiring managers say have caused them not to hire someone.



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The personality trait that leads to the biggest paycheques. You’re not going to like it.

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 23, 2014 06:58 pm


New research shows narcissistic CEOs out earn their more humble counterparts.



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Are you too smart to get hired?

Peter Harris| Jul 23, 2014 10:25 am


Here’s the thing with being very, very smart: the brightest people are not always the most successful. Sometimes having too much intelligence can be a problem on the job market. Here’s the trouble with smart people.



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What your personality type says about your career

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 22, 2014 03:17 pm


Assess your personality type, then find out your ideal career, as well as your strengths and weaknesses and average household income.



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Who wins: Nice guys or jerks?

Peter Harris| Jul 22, 2014 10:36 am


While it has long been acknowledged that likeability plays a major factor in getting hired, there is rising evidence that the jerks out there have some advantages too. Who comes out on top?



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Honest answers to job interview questions

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 22, 2014 03:00 am


The job interview is a bit of a charade. Here’s how some of us would answer the most common questions if we weren’t trying to impress anyone.



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Posting sexy pictures on social media can hurt your job chances

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 21, 2014 07:53 pm


New study finds women who post sexy, revealing pictures online are judged as less attractive and less competent by their female peers.



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The 25 worst excuses for not finding a job

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 21, 2014 06:45 pm


A lot of us have some great “reasons” why we can’t find a job. Or are they really just excuses? Here are the ones we’re most likely to make.



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One simple social media hack for connecting with your dream job

Melissa Allen| Jul 21, 2014 02:53 pm


Here’s how one candidate leveraged social media to reboot his career and land his dream job – in a completely different field of work.



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The highest paying work from home jobs

Bromstein, Elizabeth| Jul 16, 2014 10:25 am


Like the idea of skipping the rush hour commute and getting your job done on your own schedule? (In your pyjamas if the mood strikes you.) Here are twenty high-paying jobs that can be done from home.



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