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This just in: there is a huge disconnect between Millennials & employers

Elizabeth Bromstein | Mar 3, 2015 9:51 pm

Our Workopolis survey of hiring managers shows a full third of Millennials are totally out of touch with what employers think is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour.


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Posting sexy pictures on social media can hurt your job chances

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 21, 2014 7:53 pm


New study finds women who post sexy, revealing pictures online are judged as less attractive and less competent by their female peers.



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The 25 worst excuses for not finding a job

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 21, 2014 6:45 pm


A lot of us have some great “reasons” why we can’t find a job. Or are they really just excuses? Here are the ones we’re most likely to make.



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One simple social media hack for connecting with your dream job

Melissa Allen| Jul 21, 2014 2:53 pm


Here’s how one candidate leveraged social media to reboot his career and land his dream job – in a completely different field of work.



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The one word that can basically ruin your credibility

The one word that can basically ruin your credibility

Peter Harris| Jul 19, 2014 11:45 am


There’s one word that you can say in a job interview that can completely undercut the believability of everything you’ve listed in your resume. Don’t let this one fairly common expression wreck your chances.



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Two give-aways employers watch for that prove you’re not the one

Peter Harris| Jul 18, 2014 4:06 pm


Seasoned job interviewers can tell a top performer from a weaker candidate just by listening to the way that they describe their past accomplishments. Here are the hidden cues in your choice of words that undermine your chances.



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The most common resume lies, and what you can really get away with

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 18, 2014 2:40 pm


Roughly 40% of people lie on their resumes, and many more exaggerate. Find out what the risks are, what you can get away with and what the fabrications are that HR professionals are most likely to uncover.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies, Resumes,
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What your employer knows that you don’t in salary negotiations

Colleen Clarke| Jul 17, 2014 11:45 am


Your employer always walks into a salary negotiation with a lot more information than you have. Here’s what they know that you don’t, and how you can get the most value written into your new contract.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies,
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The highest paying work from home jobs

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 16, 2014 10:25 am


Like the idea of skipping the rush hour commute and getting your job done on your own schedule? (In your pyjamas if the mood strikes you.) Here are twenty high-paying jobs that can be done from home.



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How that minimum wage job can lead to future wealth

Peter Harris| Jul 14, 2014 10:51 am


New research shows that young people who work part-time end up being more successful than those who don’t. Here are the essential career skills from customer service training.



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