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‘Tis the season to be drinking. How to cure a hangover

Elizabeth Bromstein | Dec 19, 2014 4:27 pm

There’s a lot of drinking this time of year, but that doesn’t mean everyone is off work. Hangovers cost the economy an estimated $160 billion a year. If you still have to go into the office – or even if you don’t – here are some ways to avoid and get rid of a hangover.


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Report: hiring managers reveal what to do and what not to do on social media

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 28, 2014 8:46 pm


We asked hiring managers whether they use social media to screen candidates and, if so, what they had seen that influenced their decision to hire or not hire an individual. Now you can know exactly what they are looking for in your profile.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
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Worst interview ever: tales of hiring managers behaving badly

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 28, 2014 4:49 pm


We’ve talked a lot about terrible job interviews from the hiring manager’s point of view. This time
we asked how interviewers have blown their chances with the candidate. Here are their stories of the worst interviews ever.



Category: Job interviews,
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Let me stop you right there: Ten beginnings of sentences that mean you don’t have to listen to the rest of the sentence

Peter Harris| Nov 27, 2014 2:46 pm


Some conversations are informative, some merely a functional exchange of information or pleasant small talk, others are deeply entertaining. Some are a complete waste of your time.



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The 10 coolest offices in Canada

Workopolis| Nov 26, 2014 6:15 pm


A movie theatre!? What? Glassdoor has ranked the 10 coolest office spaces in Canada. Bright spaces with lots of natural light dominate the list, but there are other perks too. Check them out.



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The 13 essential skills most often listed in Canadian job postings

The 13 essential skills most often listed in Canadian job descriptions

Peter Harris| Nov 26, 2014 7:41 am


Analysis of hundreds of entry-level job postings on Workopolis and other sites reveals which skills are mentioned most frequently – and how often they appear. Here’s what employers are looking for the most.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Student,
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Exactly how much does it pay to be good looking?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 25, 2014 8:40 pm


OK, so it’s not exactly news that it pays to be attractive. We all know that pretty people make more money and just do generally better in life than their homelier counterparts. But, how much better? That’s a good question.



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How to develop the personality trait that matters most to your career

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 25, 2014 4:39 pm


Research consistently shows that people with this one trait are more successful and make significantly more money. Here’s how to develop the one quality that matters most to your career.



Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies,
Canada's highest (and lowest) paying jobs of 2014

Canada’s highest (and lowest) paying jobs of 2014

Peter Harris| Nov 25, 2014 4:15 pm


As 2014 draws to a close, and many people start formulating their New Year’s resolutions and goals for 2015, we thought that it was a good time to take a look back at some of the country’s most (and least) lucrative jobs to have.



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The most common job titles for entry-level candidates

The most common job titles advertised for candidates with no work experience

Peter Harris| Nov 24, 2014 8:02 pm


According to a new study of Canadian job ads, less than one quarter of the employers would consider hiring candidates who have no work experience at all. So how can you get your career started?



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