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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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Workopolis August Employment Update: Part-time help wanted

Peter Harris| Aug 8, 2014 9:31 am


The Canadian economy gained a few jobs in July, but huge losses in full-time positions were masked by nearly equivalent gains in part-time work. Here’s how Workopolis sees the state of employment in this country right now – and for the coming months.



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Infographic: 10 traits of the worst boss ever

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 7, 2014 3:58 pm


We asked Canadians to describe their worse boss ever. Here are the descriptors they gave.



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The leadership skills you need to be successful

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 7, 2014 3:43 pm


Research shows leaders need different skills at different levels, but the core set remains the same. Do you possess these qualities?



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The most and least meaningful jobs (and what they pay)

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 6, 2014 7:44 pm


A new survey ranks jobs by whether they make the world a better or worse place. Were does yours fall on the scale?



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The university degrees that earn the highest starting salaries

The university degrees that earn the highest starting salaries

Peter Harris| Aug 6, 2014 8:06 am


The majority of Canadians surveyed told us that they believe educational choices should be tied to job market demands. So here are the areas of study most likely to land you a job in your field – and the highest starting salaries.



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Are you guilty of these worst breaches of workplace etiquette?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 5, 2014 8:57 pm


New research reveals what office employees hate the most when it comes to workplace behaviour. Don’t break these rules, or your career could suffer.



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Red flags not to take that last-minute summer job

Peter Harris| Aug 1, 2014 12:25 pm


If you’re just looking for a summer job now, you’re late to the game. There are some still available, but you’ll definitely have fewer choices. So here are some red flags to watch out for not to take the job.



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The distinguishing physical factor that gives men a leg up

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 31, 2014 8:53 pm


Research shows men with wider faces are more dishonest and aggressive in negotiations, resulting in getting a bigger piece of the pie than skinnier-faced men.



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Why your job search was doomed from the start

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 31, 2014 7:52 pm


If you fail to establish what you’re looking for, there is a very good chance you won’t find it. Here’s why your job search was designed to fail.



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