April Fool’s pranks you can pull at the office and not get fired

Elizabeth Bromstein | Mar 27, 2015 5:47 pm

April Fool’s day is right around the corner. Here’s a selection of pranks you can pull on your colleagues and probably not get in trouble for.

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Warning signs that you’re about to lose your job

Peter Harris| Jan 20, 2015 8:58 pm

Do you ever get that sinking feeling that you’re doomed at work and could be about to get fired? There are some clear signs that you can watch for to help determine if you’re just being paranoid or if the end really is near.

Category: Career Dilemmas,
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Application revelation: What really happens to your resume after you apply for a job?

Peter Harris| Jan 20, 2015 11:57 am

Wondering why your professional resume isn’t receiving any response at all from employers? Here’s what really goes on after you hit ‘send’ – and what went wrong with your application.

Category: Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,
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Ten questions you are sure to be asked in every job interview (and how to answer them)

Peter Harris| Jan 19, 2015 10:02 pm

Wouldn’t it be a whole lot easier to ace your next job interview if you knew what the employer was going to ask you in advance? We thought so too. So here is your cheat sheet for the questions that always come up.

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Generation X spends over 20 per cent longer in each job than Gen Y does

Peter Harris| Jan 19, 2015 10:22 am

It turns out that different cohorts exhibit very different behaviours in their career transitions. Here’s how many jobs each can expect to work in their careers.

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How to create the perfect social media post every time (infographic)

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 16, 2015 9:13 pm

Whether you’re a business, a job seeker, a marketer, or just someone with time to spend online, you want to make optimal use of whatever social media you’re marketing/wasting time on.

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Why is your boss a schmuck? Because they’re the boss (study)

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 16, 2015 8:25 pm

If your boss is a beast, maybe it’s not their fault. Maybe they’ve suffered what is the equivalent of trauma to their frontal cortex and that is causing them to behave like a beast.

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The five basic job search dos and don’ts for getting hired faster

Peter Harris| Jan 16, 2015 10:38 am

If you’re just beginning your job search, and you’re looking for some pointers to get started, here are the very basics for successfully landing a job.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,
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The seven most successful job search strategies for 2015

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 15, 2015 7:42 pm

Surveyed career experts list the most successful job search tactics being employed today. Try these tips to successfully land the position you want.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,
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Exit strategy: How to land on your feet when you lose your job

Peter Harris| Jan 15, 2015 12:47 pm

Obviously being let go from a job is a setback, but it doesn’t have to derail your career. Here’s how to handle the stumbling block and get back on track quickly.

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