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April Fool’s pranks you can pull at the office and not get fired

Elizabeth Bromstein | Mar 27, 2015 5:47 pm

April Fool’s day is right around the corner. Here’s a selection of pranks you can pull on your colleagues and probably not get in trouble for.


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What’s Big Data and how is it affecting your job hunt?

Simon Cohen| Mar 4, 2015 8:39 pm


Employers are leaning more and more on Big Data for their hiring, firing and promotion strategies. Here’s how it affects you.



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The best part-time jobs of 2015 (and what they pay)

Peter Harris| Mar 4, 2015 10:16 am


Here’s a look at the year’s best part-time and temporary jobs – along with how much you can earn in a variety of creative, technical, and seasonal roles.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Student,
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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.



Category: Job interviews,
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Should you use that exclamation mark? (Spoiler alert) Probably not

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 3, 2015 7:01 pm


So, you’re writing an email, an article, a white paper, a resume, a cover letter, or any number of other things one might write, and you’re about to use an exclamation mark. Stop. Don’t do it.



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The real reason you didn't get the job

The real reason you didn’t get the job (that nobody will ever tell you)

Peter Harris| Mar 2, 2015 12:54 pm


Here are a few common examples of employer biases and behind-the-scenes snafus that could prevent you from getting hired, without you ever knowing what actually went wrong with your candidacy.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Job interviews,
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How to apply for and get a job you’re overqualified for

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 2, 2015 10:03 am


Maybe you’re changing careers or industries, maybe you’re looking for more work/life balance. Whatever the reason, at some point in your life, you might find yourself pursuing a position for which you’re – possibly grossly – overqualified.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,
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So, how much are we earning? The average Canadian salaries by industry and region

Peter Harris| Feb 27, 2015 9:12 am


Curious about how much money we’re making? We take a look at what the average Canadian earns in 2015, how much different professions pay, and who’s bringing home the really big bucks.



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10 signs you’re smarter than other people (with science!)

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 26, 2015 5:06 pm


You suspect it, but so far you haven’t been able to prove it: you are totally more intelligent than all those other dummies in your workplace. Check out this list of research-backed signs you’re smarter than the average bear.



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What your finger length says about you

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 25, 2015 9:27 pm


They can tell a lot about someone by their digit ratio. In this case, the length of a woman’s index finger can predict the type of job she’ll have.



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