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Single typo sinks 124-year-old company

Elizabeth Bromstein | Jan 30, 2015 9:15 pm

If ever there was a story that demonstrates the value of proofreading, this is it. Here is the tale of how the accidental omission of a single letter – a typo – ruined a 124-year-old company and cost the UK government a potential $13 million.


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The Canadian job search by the numbers

Apply on Mondays, interview in the morning: Successful job search trends revealed

Peter Harris| Jan 23, 2015 12:21 pm


How many applications and interviews does it take the average Canadian to land a job? Here’s what our research shows – along with what employers decide about you in just four seconds and more job searching by the numbers.



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Job Networking in Unexpected Places

Case study: Job networking in unexpected places

Kevin Makra| Jan 23, 2015 11:32 am


How a chance encounter leads to a surprise shot at a dream job. Opportunity can strike when you least expect it – if you’re prepared to seize the moment. Here are five traits for becoming a better networker.



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Here’s how much income Canadians gained and lost by province over six years

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 22, 2015 8:40 pm


A report shows how much income Candians gained and lost over a six year period. Overall, we’re up but some places show bigger gains than others, and a couple show losses.



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The worst passwords of 2014

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 22, 2015 6:53 pm


SplashData has released its annual list of the most common, and therefore the worst, online passwords of 2014. Are you using one of these easily guessable passwords? You should change it.



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Man wearing sandwich board that says "passionate" "motivated" and "creative"

The most overused words in Canadian resumes

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 21, 2015 8:42 pm


New report lists the most overused words in Canadian resumes. Are you “passionate”?



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Warning signs that you’re about to lose your job

Peter Harris| Jan 20, 2015 8:58 pm


Do you ever get that sinking feeling that you’re doomed at work and could be about to get fired? There are some clear signs that you can watch for to help determine if you’re just being paranoid or if the end really is near.



Category: Career Dilemmas,
What happens to your resume after you apply for a job?

Application revelation: What really happens to your resume after you apply for a job?

Peter Harris| Jan 20, 2015 11:57 am


Wondering why your professional resume isn’t receiving any response at all from employers? Here’s what really goes on after you hit ‘send’ – and what went wrong with your application.



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How to ace the most common job interview questions

Ten questions you are sure to be asked in every job interview (and how to answer them)

Peter Harris| Jan 19, 2015 10:02 pm


Wouldn’t it be a whole lot easier to ace your next job interview if you knew what the employer was going to ask you in advance? We thought so too. So here is your cheat sheet for the questions that always come up.



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Generation X spends over 20 per cent longer in each job than Gen Y does

Peter Harris| Jan 19, 2015 10:22 am


It turns out that different cohorts exhibit very different behaviours in their career transitions. Here’s how many jobs each can expect to work in their careers.



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