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The names employers are biased against – and what you can do about it

Simon Cohen | July 30, 2015 11:17 am

Studies show that your name on job applicants greatly influences whether or not employers will call you – and the salary you may be offered. Here’s a look at the biases, and how to beat the system.


Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies

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11 everyday habits to adopt now to increase your career and job search success

Elizabeth Bromstein| July 17, 2015 2:46 pm


Your everyday habits will have a long term impact on your career and an immediate impact on your job search. Here are 10 habits to adopt now that will make a big difference for the rest of your life.



Category: Latest News & Advice
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The worst resume ever

Elizabeth Bromstein| July 17, 2015 7:07 am


A staffing professional shares the two worst resumes he’s ever received and now we’re sharing them with you. We hope you’d never make these mistakes.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Resumes and Cover Letters
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How to be less tired all the time (so you can be better at your job)

Elizabeth Bromstein| July 16, 2015 7:32 pm


Raise your hand if you’re exhausted all the time! Here is a list of advice for getting better sleep and being less tired during the day.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
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The best and worst master’s degrees for jobs in 2015

Elizabeth Bromstein| July 16, 2015 2:28 pm


An annual report lists the best and worst graduate degrees for mid career earnings, and other factors, in 2015. Did you study the right thing?



Category: Latest News & Advice
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Canada has the best reputation in the world

Elizabeth Bromstein| July 16, 2015 1:18 pm


Some may say we’re tiptoeing on the edge of an economic abyss, but when it comes to reputation Canada’s is the best in the world.



Category: Latest News & Advice
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The most annoying workplace behaviours

Colleen Clarke| July 15, 2015 3:07 pm


A survey of over 5000 employees confirmed that workers are best to leave their bad habits at home. Here are those bad habits.



Category: Life At Work
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Five ways job seekers can benefit from the Pan Am Games

Kevin Makra| July 15, 2015 2:54 pm


Toronto is hosting the biggest sporting event in the world, next to the Olympics. Use the Games to open your mind to new opportunities.



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Your guide to apostrophes (not apostrophe’s)

Elizabeth Bromstein| July 14, 2015 7:31 pm


So, I think we need to talk about apostrophes. Their misuse has gotten a bit out of hand lately.



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Save this to show your boss: new study finds napping can boost productivity

Elizabeth Bromstein| July 13, 2015 3:53 pm


New research from the University of Michigan finds that taking a nap might may be “an effective strategy to counteract impulsive behavior and to boost tolerance for frustration.”



Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work