Waitress writing on a pad

Discussion topic: Was restaurant right to fire waitress for refusing to refund $200 tip?

Elizabeth Bromstein | Apr 23, 2014 6:47 pm

IHOP fires waitress for not returning a $200 tip, then rehires her. Should she have had to return it? Let’s discuss.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Recruiting and Managing,

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Kevin Makra| Oct 24, 2013 3:32 pm

The true story of a recent grad who put it all on the line for a long shot at his dream job. Read the actual email that he sent directly to the founders of the company he wanted to work for – and find out what happened next.

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10 odd kinds of recruiters you may have to deal with

Karen Geier| Oct 23, 2013 11:31 am

Even with all the help and recognition that professional recruiters can provide your career, there are some pitfalls, specifically, those recruiters who can have some rather funny quirks sometimes. Here’s what to watch out for.

Category: Job Search Strategies,
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Flu season 2013: Signs, symptoms and toxic hotspots

Peter Harris| Oct 22, 2013 11:42 am

It’s that time of year again. Flu season is upon us. In order to help stave off the outbreak, here’s a look at what the symptoms are, how long we’re contagious for, and where the germiest places to avoid are.

Category: Life At Work,
Social media and the job search

How social media has messed up the job search

Kevin Makra| Oct 21, 2013 10:53 am

Social media has become a crucial part of a successful job search. While using the latest networking tools to find a new job can definitely give your career a boost – being on these platforms also means you have to constantly think like a job seeker – even when you’re not looking for a job.

Category: Job Search Strategies,
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Report: Canadian starting salaries to increase by 4% in 2014

Peter Harris| Oct 18, 2013 10:42 am

Several reports have come out this week with projections for where Canadian paycheques are headed over the coming year. Here’s a look at what we’re earning now, and who is expected to see the biggest increases in 2014.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work,
Dream job

Six reasons to stop worrying about your dream job

Kevin Makra| Oct 17, 2013 2:05 pm

A recent BMO survey found that nearly half of Canadians are working at their dream jobs. We surveyed Workopolis users to see how close they are to their goals. Here’s what you told us, and why it’s okay if you haven’t found your ‘dream job’ yet.

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Informational interview

Give your career the inside edge with an informational interview

Marisa Baratta| Oct 16, 2013 9:06 am

The informational interview isn’t a job interview, but it can be a very powerful tool for making connections and breaking into an industry. Here’s how you can obtain and make the most of informational interviews to give your career a boost.

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The best (and worst) days to apply for a job

Peter Harris| Oct 15, 2013 10:42 am

A new study out this month compares the timing and the success rates of job applications. It turns out that Tuesday is the most popular day that people choose to apply for new jobs. However, it’s not the most successful day to apply.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies,
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Eight different kinds of job interviews, and how to prepare for them

Colleen Clarke| Oct 14, 2013 9:43 am

Expect the unexpected. Job interviews can range from a simple one-on-one meeting to a panel of interviewers, to a formal or informal meal or even an on-the-spot assignment. And that’s only the beginning. Here’s how to prepare for them all.

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