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Develop this one skill that appears in 9 out of 10 postings for the most in-demand jobs

Elizabeth Bromstein | Jan 29, 2015 8:51 pm

“Active listening” is one of the most sought after skills by employers. How much have you developed this skill? Here are some ways to be a better listener.


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Survey reveals the No. 1 reason people don’t get hired

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 6, 2014 9:32 pm


New survey of career consultants reveals the top ten reasons why people are not getting the jobs they want. Are you doing all the right things, or are you falling short?



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In praise of weirdos: how to win by letting your freak flag fly

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 5, 2014 10:05 pm


There is one thing that makes you weird and sets you apart from your peers. This defining factor is probably something you think of as a weakness. Here’s how to turn it into a strength and chance the game.



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The “most unusual” job titles in Canada (plus 20 more weird job titles)

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 4, 2014 6:12 pm


LinkedIn has released a list of what are supposedly the most “unusual” job titles in Canada. Pffft. You call that an unusual job title?



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Is that what you’re wearing? Why you should reconsider wearing jeans to the business meeting

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 3, 2014 9:39 pm


What you wear affects both how others perceive you and how you perceive yourself. Here’s what to wear to a business meeting to impress everyone.



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Research shows half of candidates are skipping this crucial step

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 3, 2014 8:38 pm


Nearly half of you don’t do this one thing after the job interview. You need to change that.



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Job posting analysis: The twelve skills that Canadian employers are having the most difficulty hiring right now

Peter Harris| Nov 3, 2014 9:08 am


With all the talk in the news lately about a ‘skills shortage’ in Canada, do you ever wonder exactly what abilities companies are struggling to find? Here are the top skills to acquire if you want to be the most in-demand candidate.



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Five signs the problem is you

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 2, 2014 8:48 pm


Is everyone around you stupid and incompetent? If that’s the case, there’s a very good chance the problem is actually you



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New international poll reveals the ‘most ignorant’ countries

Peter Harris| Oct 30, 2014 6:12 pm


An international survey of public perceptions reveals how much Canadians know about the basic make-up of our population and the scale of some key social issues. Here’s what most of us get wrong and how we compare to other countries.



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Former head of FBI’s behavioral analysis program reveals technique for building instant rapport with anyone

Elizabeth Bromstein| Oct 30, 2014 5:57 pm


A former head of the FBI’s behavioral analysis program shares one trick for being more likable.



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