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Discussion topic: Was restaurant right to fire waitress for refusing to refund $200 tip?

Elizabeth Bromstein | Apr 23, 2014 6:47 pm

IHOP fires waitress for not returning a $200 tip, then rehires her. Should she have had to return it? Let’s discuss.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Recruiting and Managing,

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9 surprisingly low-paying jobs

Melissa Allen| Apr 1, 2014 9:50 am

Last week we looked at ten jobs that pay surprisingly high salaries. (Yes you can make a decent living with that English degree.) Now here’s a look at some high profile jobs that look glamorous, but pay surprisingly low wages.

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Woman creates awesome Lego-like self to go with resume

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 31, 2014 3:28 pm

This aspiring account service intern should have no problem getting a job with her Lego-inspired self promotion. What a great idea.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,
Five strategies for landing your first job

Five ways for young workers to beat the odds and get a head start on their careers

Kevin Makra| Mar 31, 2014 10:17 am

Unemployment for younger workers, those people in their twenties trying to get their careers started, continues to be a major issue across North America. Here are some proven career strategies that can help make landing your first job easier.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,
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Your references could be sabotaging you

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 28, 2014 6:59 pm

Sixty-nine percent of employers have changed their mind about a candidate after speaking with that person’s reference. Three out of five have spoken to one who didn’t say good things.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
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The end of the illegal unpaid internship in Canada?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 28, 2014 6:32 pm

Two magazines have been told to stop unpaid internships, effective immediately, by the Ontario Labour Ministry. The ministry is also planning a cross-sector crackdown this spring.

Category: Latest News & Advice,
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Whose parents had more money, the doctor or the artist?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 27, 2014 7:54 pm

Can you guess whose families had the bigger income when they were children? Doctors or artists? Lawyers or nurses? Find out!

Category: Latest News & Advice,
Workplace trends of the future

Twelve trends that will define your working life from now through 2025

Colleen Clarke| Mar 27, 2014 10:16 am

50 CEO’s, chairs of associations, ex-ministers, assistant deputy ministers, academics and economists were asked what trends will define the workplace of the future. Here are their findings on the skills you will need to survive the careers of the coming decade.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work, Student,
Surprisingly high-paying jobs

10 surprisingly high-paying jobs

Peter Harris| Mar 25, 2014 1:19 pm

We already know that doctors, lawyers, and CEOs are well compensated. So here’s a look at some jobs that can pay up around $100,000 – that aren’t just for legal or medical folks or top executives. Ten high-paying gigs for the rest of us.

Category: Latest News & Advice,
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Job interview tips you never heard before

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 25, 2014 11:01 am

There are many rules of the job interview. Here are some lesser-known tips you might not have heard.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies,