Two men talking over coffee

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

Elizabeth Bromstein | May 22, 2015 9:07 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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The highest paid tech skills

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 19, 2015 2:38 pm

A new infographic shows the highest paid tech skills, languages, and job titles. How do your skills stack up?

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Five job interview secrets that employers don’t tell candidates

Peter Harris| Mar 19, 2015 9:11 am

I’ve had to hire team members for multiple roles over the years, and here are a few things I’ve learned from being on this side of the table that I didn’t know when I was a candidate applying for jobs.

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Five resume red flags that make employers reject you right away

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 18, 2015 8:12 pm

Hiring managers, particularly those with a lot of applicants, will immediately reject resumes based on a cursory look. Here are five red flags that will cause them to do so with yours.

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Frustrated team of three hiring managers

How to do the one thing interviewers just wish you would frikkin do

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 18, 2015 5:53 pm

No matter how many times hiring managers try to put out there that they wish you would do your research, candidates still aren’t doing it. Maybe you don’t know how?

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Hipster in glasses and a plaid shirt working on a computer

Seven reasons not to get a university degree

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 17, 2015 8:31 pm

You graduate high school, you go to university, you get a job. It’s how middle class North America has been doing things for decades. Maybe it’s time to switch things up.

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Bad answers to common job interview questions (and how to fix them) [Video]

Workopolis| Mar 17, 2015 5:49 pm

Two candidates answer some common job interview questions. One has polished, professional responses that win over employers. The other is more of a case-study in what not to do.

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Guy texting on his phone in the office, looking shifty

10 tips to stop procrastinating sometime in the future…Sorry, I mean RIGHT NOW

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 16, 2015 7:46 pm

Only you can decide to just do the thing that needs to be done to get the thing done, and you have to do that in order to get the thing done. Nobody is going to do it for you. Here’s how to do it.

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Social media oversharing causing problems for spy recruiters

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 16, 2015 4:04 pm

Pro tip: if you want a job as a spy, don’t take to social media and post “Just interviewed for a job as a spy!” That’s the problem the CIA is facing in the modern age.

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Deal-breakers at the job interview

In their own words: Canadian HR professionals share their job interview deal-breakers

Colleen Clarke| Mar 16, 2015 2:53 pm

Canadian employers reveal the job interview behaviours and questions that are most likely to kill a candidate’s chances of being hired.

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