International index of ignorance

New international poll reveals the ‘most ignorant’ countries (Canadians aren’t the dumbest)

Peter Harris | Oct 30, 2014 6:12 pm

An international survey of public perceptions reveals how much Canadians know about the basic make-up of our population and the scale of some key social issues. Here’s what most of us get wrong and how we compare to other countries.


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The one in-demand skill that gets you hired faster, promoted first, and paid more

Peter Harris| Oct 9, 2014 10:26 am


Studies have shown that across industries from engineering and manufacturing to legal, sales, or marketing, having this one essential skill will give your career – and your paycheque – a boost.



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Would you do business with a company that wasn’t online? That’s how employers feel about you

Simon Cohen| Oct 8, 2014 8:32 pm


Job-hunting is hard enough without having to worry about updating your social media accounts or writing blog posts, and yet these are the very activities that will make your chances of success better when you send out your resume.



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What to do if you’re too attractive to get hired

Elizabeth Bromstein| Oct 8, 2014 7:58 pm


Are you an incredibly attractive individual? For women, this can work against you when applying for male dominated roles. New research suggests an odd solution.



Category: Job Search Strategies,
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High paying jobs for people who don’t want to grow up or work in an office

Elizabeth Bromstein| Oct 7, 2014 9:19 pm


If you don’t want to grow up and sit at a desk all day, here are some high-paying positions for you.



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Top jobs to watch for in 2015

Hiring trends: The top 10 hottest jobs for increased starting salaries in 2015

Peter Harris| Oct 7, 2014 11:09 am


While demand for talented workers is expected to increase steadily throughout 2015, here is a quick look at which fields can expect to see the fastest growing pay cheques – and ten hot jobs to watch for.



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Research reveals how your tattoos affect your chances of getting the job

Elizabeth Bromstein| Oct 6, 2014 8:43 pm


We surveyed hiring managers on whether or not tattoos affect their hiring decisions. Their responses might surprise you.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Recruiting and Managing,
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Infographic: The most common profile picture mistakes

Elizabeth Bromstein| Oct 6, 2014 6:44 pm


Your profile picture on professional social media can make or break the first impression you make on an employer. Make sure you don’t make any of these common mistakes.



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The world's most attractive cities for work

Three Canadian cities make the list of the world’s most attractive destinations for work

Peter Harris| Oct 6, 2014 9:04 am


A new global survey of over 200,000 workers from 189 countries reveals the most coveted cities in the world to live and work. One Canadian city cracks the top 10 destinations.



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How to ask for a raise and get one

Elizabeth Bromstein| Oct 3, 2014 7:03 pm


They (whoever “they” are) say money isn’t everything, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need more of it. Here’s how to ask your employer for a raise and optimize your chances of getting it.



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