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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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Bad career move of the week: reporter mistakes Samuel L. Jackson for Laurence Fishburne

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 14, 2014 8:02 pm


This week in bad career moves, KTLA’s entertainment reporter Sam Rubin mistakes Samuel L. Jackson for Laurence Fishburne.



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Volunteer your way into a job

Colleen Clarke| Feb 14, 2014 6:36 pm


It’s the old catch 22: You need experience to get the job and the job to get experience. Get the experience through volunteering, then transfer your skills. Here’s how.



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Is this the job for you? Job Profile: Magazine Editor

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 13, 2014 7:26 pm


In an ongoing series we are profiling various Canadian professionals. Here, Canadian Family managing editor Cara Smusiak shares some insight into her job.



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office workers flirting

Ladies: all the guys at work think you want to sleep with them

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 13, 2014 7:09 pm


While office romance is alive and well this Valentine’s day, guys around the workplace are apparently getting the wrong impression about the women they work with. Awkward!



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The most amazing resume you’ve ever seen

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 13, 2014 4:16 pm


Swedish photographer takes self promotion to the next level with action figure and portfolio. What can you do to stand out in the job search?



Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,
Cat

Man sends cat poop to companies that didn’t hire him

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 12, 2014 3:36 pm


A revenge fantasy turned real meets an outside of the (litter) box approach to thank you notes. And that’ll get you probation.



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The biggest mistake in a job interview

The biggest mistake at a job interview (and the one question you will always be asked)

Peter Harris| Feb 12, 2014 2:15 pm


While there are any number of questions you might be asked and things that could go wrong at a job interview – employers say this is the number one biggest mistake that candidates make, and the question that they will ask for sure.



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Business people looking at a document

What employers see in your resume that you don’t

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 12, 2014 10:10 am


Your resume can say a lot more than just what you write down. Hiring managers share the secrets of the things you might not realize that you’re revealing about yourself. Here’s what they see that you might not.



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Career paths that can make you a millionaire

Ten career paths that can make you a millionaire

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 10, 2014 8:15 pm


So, you want to be a millionaire. Good plan. To get there, your strategic moves can be more important than earning the biggest paycheque. But a big paycheque sure doesn’t hurt. Here are ten jobs that can give you a head start towards striking it rich.



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