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Obese candidates less likely to get the job, says study

Elizabeth Bromstein | Aug 29, 2014 3:13 pm

News research says HR and recruiting professionals view obesity as a negative marker for character, productivity, and performance.

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Outdated communications devices

Disappearing devices: Ten everyday communications tools that will soon be extinct

Peter Harris| Jun 25, 2014 10:13 am

Newspapers, voicemail and even telephones are all on their way out. Here’s a look at some of the common communications devices that many of us use every day that are rapidly becoming outdated and obsolete.

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The seven deadly sins of the job search

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 24, 2014 7:17 pm

From not preparing to generic resume blasting, these are the worst job search mistakes you can make. Avoid these deadly sins or you’ll never get a job.

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Business people drinking wine and laughing around a table

10 conversation starters you can use in any situation

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 23, 2014 8:02 pm

Getting the conversational ball rolling at events and parties is easy. You just need the right opening line.

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Why no one will give you a chance

The real reason no one is going to give you a chance

Peter Harris| Jun 22, 2014 8:57 am

It sounds harsh, but it’s true: no one is going to give you a chance. Giving chances is bad for business, and that is just how employers have to think. Here’s how you can land a job in a new field where you have little or no previous experience – without asking someone to gamble on you.

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How to write error-free documents

Perfect your texts: How to write error-free documents that sound great every time

Peter Harris| Jun 20, 2014 12:41 pm

Writing an error-free resume is essential to landing a job. And once you’re hired, good writing skills can help you advance faster and earn more. It’s simply one of the most important skills you can have for career success. Here are five ways to perfect your texts.

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Nerds lose ground. New research says jocks do better later in life.

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 20, 2014 10:13 am

New research says high school jocks do better at careers and exhibit more social behaviour later in life. Nerds weep.

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“Nobody wants to see your toes:” Should you be allowed to wear sandals to work?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 19, 2014 7:36 pm

There are those who think your toes have no place on display at work. We discuss how to dress for the office when it’s hot outside.

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What to wear for your industry

Job interview attire: Insiders reveal what to wear for jobs in their industry

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 19, 2014 10:00 am

How you dress for a job interview can make or break your chances. The appropriate getup depends on the industry, the position for which you’re applying and the culture of the company. Insiders from across sectors give us the lowdown on what works for them.

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Are piercings, tattoos a human right?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 18, 2014 8:30 pm

Alberta woman wants workplace dress codes deemed “discrimination.” How do you feel about tattoos and piercings in the workplace?

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