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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Three reasons young people aren't getting hired

Employers say there are three reasons why they don’t like to hire younger workers

Peter Harris| Oct 2, 2014 1:23 pm


Employers are fairly consistent in their feedback to us about where younger workers fall short on the job hunt. Here is how entry-level candidates can learn from that to give themselves a competitive advantage.



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There are only two jobs in the world

Elizabeth Bromstein| Oct 1, 2014 8:46 pm


Charles Barkley says there are only five jobs in the world. He was wrong. There are two. And you have to do one or the other.



Category: Job interviews, Latest News & Advice,
Common resume skills that are obsolete in 2014

Ten work skills that are obsolete in 2014

Peter Harris| Oct 1, 2014 10:48 am


There are numerous phrases that at one time were commonly listed as resume skills and searched for by employers that have been used less and less frequently over the past decade. Including these now makes your resume look out-of-date.



Category: Resumes,
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The top jobs for growth and salary for 2015

Elizabeth Bromstein| Sep 30, 2014 8:43 pm


New research reveals where the job growth and salary increases will be over the next year. Are you in one of these positions?



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Eleven unfair ways people make more money

Elizabeth Bromstein| Sep 30, 2014 1:43 pm


Nature favours some and punishes others when it comes to monetary gain. Here are some of the ways that works.



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Top 5 underpaid, and overpaid NHL players

Mathieu Rainville| Sep 29, 2014 6:54 pm


What if NHL players were subjected to annual performance reviews? We expose the best and worst performers of the 2013/14, based on their salary.



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Do Virgos make bad hires?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Sep 26, 2014 7:06 pm


In China, employers reportedly are making hiring decisions based on astrological signs.



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Everyday habits that will get you promoted

Melissa Allen| Sep 26, 2014 10:24 am


We’ve noticed some common behaviours in people who rise quickly through the ranks. So here are some instant, real-world activities that you can start doing today to help you get your next promotion.



Category: Life At Work,
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Five things every job seeker must have

Elizabeth Bromstein| Sep 25, 2014 8:54 pm


You’re busy. Here are five things you should have at the ready to make the job search easier and less stressful.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,