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10 jobs you should be thankful you don’t have this Thanksgiving

Elizabeth Bromstein | October 9, 2015 3:53 pm

If you’re between jobs or longing for something better, it helps to keep things in perspective. So, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we thought we would give you a list of jobs you should be thankful you don’t have.

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Sweden is switching to a six-hour workday. Should we follow suit?

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 2, 2015 3:18 pm

The CEO of one Swedish company that has switched to a six-hour workday says employees are happier and there has been no drop in productivity. Could this work for you?

Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
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Eight things not to bring to the job interview

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 2, 2015 8:48 am

Job interview time! You got your light reading material for the commute, your snack, your coffee, your mom. All set, right? Wrong.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies
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Subtle job interview red flags that employers notice

Peter Harris| October 1, 2015 10:16 am

Seasoned job interviewers can tell a top performer from a weaker candidate just by listening to the way that they describe their past accomplishments. Here are the hidden cues they notice.

Category: Job interviews
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Five resume red flags that make employers reject you right away

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 30, 2015 9:12 am

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.

Category: Resumes and Cover Letters
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What your coffee reveals about you

Peter Harris| September 29, 2015 6:07 am

Do you judge someone by their order at Starbucks? New research shows which professions consume the most coffee – and what how you take it can indicate about your personality.

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The most overrated (and underrated) jobs of 2015

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 28, 2015 3:45 pm

When it comes to careers, the grass often looks greener in your neighbour’s garden – or at least the snacks look freer and the pay looks better. But sometimes things aren’t exactly what they seem.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Salaries
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Studies reveal three unusual things people who earn more money have in common

Peter Harris| September 28, 2015 12:49 pm

The data is in. New research shows what a tucked in shirt, a grilled cheese sandwich, and a happy love life can mean for your career prospects.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Salaries
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Five ways that a job interview is not at all like a date [Video]

Workopolis| September 25, 2015 4:12 pm

Career advisers often suggest that you treat your job interview like a date – and that you ‘seduce’ your employer. Workopolis respectfully disagrees. A job interview isn’t like a date at all. Here’s why.

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40 career lessons I learned by 40

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 24, 2015 5:07 pm

Throughout your career you are going to learn a lot of lessons. Because I’m feeling reflective today, I thought I’d share some of the ones I’ve learned myself thus far. So, if you haven’t learned all these yet, hey, maybe I can save you some trouble.

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