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Things you need to know: how to shake hands

Elizabeth Bromstein | Oct 23, 2014 9:38 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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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 7:34 pm


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



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Five non-traditional resume formats to make yours stand out from the pack

Simon Cohen| Aug 22, 2014 3:17 pm


The standard resume can be boring, not least for the candidate sending it out. Here are five technology-enhanced ideas you can use to do something different and interesting with your application.



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

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 21, 2014 4:15 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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Six ways to make yourself unforgettable

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 20, 2014 3:36 pm


Part of the battle of getting the job is getting people to remember who you are. Here are some ways to ensure that those you meet won’t forget you.



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The 10 hardest jobs for Canadian employers to fill in 2014

Peter Harris| Aug 19, 2014 1:21 pm


There are fewer unemployed people in Canada for every job opening right now, and employers are starting to complain that a shortage of workers is hurting their business. These are the most in-demand positions right now.



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Warning signs that the job will suck even more than being unemployed

Peter Harris| Aug 18, 2014 5:38 pm


It may seem counter-intuitive to advise someone to turn down a job – especially in a tight job market – but there are times when it’s better to walk away from an offer than to sign it.



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Five career lessons from Kim Kardashian

Melissa Allen| Aug 18, 2014 2:56 pm


Kanye West calls them “Kim K skills” the tools you need to achieve success. Here are five basic “Kim K skills” you can use to propel your own career forward. (Hint: making a sex tape is NOT one of them).



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Five ways to kill a job offer at the last minute

Peter Harris| Aug 18, 2014 10:28 am


Even once your excellent resume has wowed an employer, you’ve aced several rounds of interviews, and been asked how soon you can start, it’s still possible to lose the job. Here are the five most common ways.



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