Angus Young of ACDC on stage

Career lessons from AC/DC

Elizabeth Bromstein | Apr 16, 2014 6:08 pm

For those about the job search, we salute you. The rumours of AC/DC’s retirement are grossly exaggerated. Here’s what you can learn from looking at the Aussie rockers’ over 40 year career.

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Women heading for the exit

7 reasons not to take the job

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 9, 2014 7:55 pm

Yes, you need work, but there are instances in which you should not take the job if that option is available to you. High turnover, an over-eagerness to hire. Here are seven signs you should walk away from the offer.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
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Why you will never get anywhere

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 9, 2014 6:58 pm

There’s a reason this advice has carried on through the ages: it’s classic success strategy. Here’s the one thing you must stop doing if you want to get anywhere in life and career.

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Woman hiding behind plant to spy on coworkers

Employer’s “no sex” policy not enforceable in Canada

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 9, 2014 5:49 pm

Christian charity World Vision enforces a conduct code of sexual abstinence for single employees in its American office. Could this happen in Canada? And how would they enforce it?

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Employment Law Q&A: Can you sue the boss who’s out to get you?

Norman Grosman| Apr 8, 2014 9:52 am

A Workopolis user whose career has taken a hit because of a vindictive executive asks our employment lawyer if he can sue the boss who had it in for him. Here’s the legal opinion.

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Be the top candidate

Six ways to be the top candidate for the job

Kevin Makra| Apr 7, 2014 10:06 am

Despite some of the negative economic news swirling around, Canadian businesses are hiring now. In fact most companies are always looking for top candidates. Here’s how you can become a one of those stand-out candidates who gets chosen first.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies,

Bad career move of the week: Man sends pic of his privates with job application

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 4, 2014 12:01 pm

We all make mistakes at work, some mess ups are worse than others. Each week, we’re featuring one Bad Career Move of the Week, cautionary tales to keep you from ruining your own career

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Employment outlook for Canada

Employment Update: What’s trending in Canadian hiring in April 2014

Peter Harris| Apr 4, 2014 11:14 am

Job creation in Canada trounced expectations in March, showing the largest employment gains in seven months. Online job postings also continue to point upwards. Here’s where the job growth is now – and a look at what is coming next.

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How to ask for a raise and get one

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 3, 2014 7:03 pm

They (whoever “they” are) say money isn’t everything, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need more of it. Here’s how to ask your employer for a raise and optimize your chances of getting it.

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Handshake between a man and a woman

Why apologize even when you’re not sorry

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 3, 2014 6:48 pm

An apology can disarm your opponent and give you the upper hand. But it has to be delivered in the right way. Learn how and why you should apologize.

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