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10 character flaws that will kill your career

Elizabeth Bromstein | May 29, 2015 12:50 pm

We’re all flawed, but we can change. These are the character flaws that will hold you back from getting what you really want.


Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work

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10 people to ditch before they drag you down

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 15, 2015 7:30 pm


Success means different things to different people, but whatever your end goal, the people with whom you choose to surround yourself will have a big impact on whether or not you achieve it. Here are 10 people you should consider cutting out of your life.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Latest News & Advice, Uncategorised
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The 5 people you need to succeed

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 15, 2015 7:17 pm


If you’re looking for a job, changing careers, or starting a business, the people in your life will be absolutely instrumental in your success or failure. Here are five friends you need to have in your corner.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Uncategorised
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14 Canadians who were fired for social media posts

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 15, 2015 4:15 pm


Sometimes we need a reminder that what you post on social media can cost you dearly, and even get you fired from your job. Here are 14 Canadians who learned that the hard way.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Latest News & Advice, Uncategorised
Are you judging me?

What employers are really judging you on in job interviews

Peter Harris| May 15, 2015 4:08 pm


Here’s a look at what employers really want to see from the top candidates that they interview, and how you can demonstrate the qualities that get one person selected over another.



Category: Job interviews
Sean Simoes

Why the FHRITP guy doesn’t deserve to be fired

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 13, 2015 4:52 pm


Hydro One employee Shawn Simoes was very publicly canned from his job after a viral video showed him acting like a dirtbag to a City TV News reporter. Was that justice?



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Latest News & Advice
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How to write the email that gets you a job

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 12, 2015 6:13 pm


Your friends are your most valuable resource during the job search. How you reach out to that network can make or break your chances of hearing about that perfect job.



Category: Job Search Strategies
The worst cover letter ever?

The worst cover letter ever

Peter Harris| May 12, 2015 11:32 am


It only took three words for this particular cover letter to completely sink a candidate’s chances of landing an interview.



Category: Resumes and Cover Letters
How taking a year off to travel can boost your career

Three career advantages to taking a year off before starting work

Nicholas Sawarna| May 12, 2015 10:34 am


Think you’ll fall behind if you spend some time travelling before getting serious about your job? Think again. Postponing your career kickoff can actually give you a competitive edge on the market.



Category: Student
How to lose a job with your terrible follow-up

How to land a job and then lose it with your terrible follow-up

Peter Harris| May 11, 2015 10:37 am


Even when you’ve done everything right so far, and the job is ‘in the bag,’ it’s still possible to blow it at the very last minute. I’ve seen it happen.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies