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Obese candidates less likely to get the job, says study

Elizabeth Bromstein | Aug 29, 2014 3:13 pm

News research says HR and recruiting professionals view obesity as a negative marker for character, productivity, and performance.


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August employment update (updated): Canada actually gains 42,000 jobs in July (not 200)

Peter Harris| Aug 15, 2014 10:00 am


In a turnaround from last week’s worrisome Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada now says that the country’s economy actually added over 40,000 jobs last month. Here’s where the gains are and what went wrong with the reporting.



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Seven things successful people don’t say (or even think)

Kevin Makra| Aug 14, 2014 2:31 pm


Here are some common things that most of us tell ourselves that we need to stop right now. That’s because it turns out that much of the time what holds us back is ourselves and our own self-defeating notions. Let’s kick these to the curb.



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Study: Where can that liberal arts degree take you on the Canadian job market right now?

Peter Harris| Aug 13, 2014 6:02 pm


When we looked at the first job titles of grads with a liberal arts education, I was tempted to call this piece ‘The Degrees Most Likely to Land You a Job in Customer Service.’ However, even those studies without a clear career path still pay off in surprising ways.



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Five careers you need to tell your kids about

Nicole Wray| Aug 13, 2014 4:34 pm


Thinking about the workforce of the future should be on every student’s back-to-school to-do list. Here, a Canadian futurist identifies the top five career prospects of 2020.



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The exact resume keywords employers search for by industry

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 12, 2014 7:08 pm


Our internal research shows the keywords employers use to find resumes by industry. Make sure your resume contains these words if you want to get noticed.



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The one thing to do in a job interview that will set you above everyone else

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 12, 2014 5:57 pm


We asked hiring managers “What is the one thing someone could say or do in an interview with you that would set them above the competition?” Here’s what they said



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The highest paying tech jobs, and how to get them

Simon Cohen| Aug 11, 2014 7:56 pm


You can earn a big salary working in technology. Here are five of the top paying gigs in Canada, complete with information about what you’ll need to land one of them



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The most ludicrous lies told on resumes

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 11, 2014 3:26 pm


New survey reveals the lies candidates have told on resumes that employers just won’t forget. Don’t get caught telling one of these whoppers.



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The five worst things you can do in a job interview

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 8, 2014 4:49 pm


Do you think you know what not to do in a job interview? We’ve got a definitive list of the behaviours you should avoid if you want to get the job.



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