International index of ignorance

New international poll reveals the ‘most ignorant’ countries (Canadians aren’t the dumbest)

Peter Harris | Oct 30, 2014 6:12 pm

An international survey of public perceptions reveals how much Canadians know about the basic make-up of our population and the scale of some key social issues. Here’s what most of us get wrong and how we compare to other countries.

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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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Woman with facial piercings

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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Skeptical job interview

Ten common ways candidates sabotage their own job searches

Peter Harris| Jun 18, 2014 9:24 am

Everyone knows that your chances of landing the job are greatly increased if you and your potential employer hit it off and genuinely like each other right from the start. Here’s how people unknowingly make sure that there’s no chance of that happening.

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Police tape at crime scene

Woman sexually assaulted after answering online job ad

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 17, 2014 7:46 pm

Use caution when searching for jobs on sites with no vetting of ads. Always check the company’s online presence and never give out your information.

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Man thinking "intensive porpoises?"

10 common phrases you’re getting wrong

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 17, 2014 6:13 pm

If you don’t think it’s a doggy dog world out there, you’ve got another thing coming. Let’s nip this in the butt for all intensive purposes. Does that jive with what you’re thinking?

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Woman looking at herself in mirror

How to spot a narcissist

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 17, 2014 3:03 pm

Research shows that narcissists outperform those with more humility in job interviews. Hiring managers would do well to learn to spot one before hiring them.

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The economic cost of the World Cup

Intoxication, absenteeism, and hooliganism: Employers weigh-in on The World Cup

Kevin Makra| Jun 16, 2014 1:27 pm

When half of a nation’s workforce takes the day off, and one company receives 500 doctor’s notes on a single day, employers start to get suspicious that the World Cup is taking its toll on productivity. Here’s what happens during the soccer tournament.

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The worst job interview answer?

Tough hiring manager shares the worst job interview answer ever

Peter Harris| Jun 16, 2014 9:59 am

Because the most useful career advice generally comes from the people who actually make hiring decisions, I asked a tough interviewer what she thinks job candidates often get wrong. She said there’s one common interview answer that absolutely drives her crazy.

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Job interview

Five questions that employers want answers to – that they won’t ask

Colleen Clarke| Jun 15, 2014 11:41 am

In his new book, “Guide to Rethinking Interviews,” Richard Bolles says there are really only five questions an employer wants answers to in a job interview – but that they won’t come right out and ask them.

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