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How to job search without your boss finding out

Simon Cohen | Oct 24, 2014 6:38 pm

There may be a time when you should tell your boss you’re looking for a new job. When is that time? And should you decided not to let on, how can you keep the search a secret?

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The career-killing moves that employers hate the most

Peter Harris| Apr 10, 2013 10:48 am

A survey of more than 1,700 companies reveals the candidate behaviours that most annoy employers and cause people to miss out on jobs. Participants shared their biggest irritants in resumes and correspondence, at job interviews, and on the job.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,
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How to land a job and lose it before you’ve even started

Peter Harris| Apr 9, 2013 2:09 pm

Even when you’ve secured a new job, it’s still possible to lose that job at the last minute – even before you’ve actually started. I’ve seen it happen. Here’s how your behaviour can kill a forthcoming job offer right before it’s signed.

Category: Job Search Strategies,
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From undergrad to unemployed: The causes of Canada’s high youth unemployment rate

Nicole Wray| Apr 8, 2013 4:51 pm

The latest Labour Force Survey released by Statistics Canada shows that once again it’s the younger Canadians that are hardest hit by the country’s tight job market. Unemployment for this group has been stuck at double the national average since the start of the recession. Here’s a look at why.

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Working late makes women fat, study says

Christina Bruce| Apr 5, 2013 3:43 pm

Women working longer hours have a harder time battling the bulge, a new study finds. Are those extra hours really worth it? Find out.

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Canada sees biggest monthly job losses since the start of the recession

Peter Harris| Apr 5, 2013 10:22 am

There was little good news in this morning’s Labour Force Survey. The Canadian economy unexpectedly lost nearly 55,000 jobs in March, bringing the national unemployment rate back up to 7.2%. Where were the biggest losses?

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Credential creep: Employers requiring more and more education for almost every job

Jenna Charlton| Apr 3, 2013 10:21 am

New research shows that while many employers are lamenting the difficulty they’re having finding qualified candidates, a whole generation of educated young workers are busy leveraging their university degrees just to land gigs serving coffee.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Student,
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Attitude and appearance: Fake it till you make it for career success

Peter Harris| Apr 2, 2013 12:41 pm

In the workplace, your appearance and your self-confidence are directly related to your potential for landing promotions. The good news is that you can affect other people’s perceptions of both of these things without changing who you are. Here’s how.

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HR Survey: Younger workers act ‘inappropriate’ and ‘unprofessional’

Jenna Charlton| Mar 28, 2013 10:25 am

In more bad news for a cohort already struggling with much higher than average unemployment, a recent survey of 400 HR professionals reveals that they perceive entry-level workers are an overly entitled and unprofessional.

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Workstations gone wild: The strangest items seen around the office

Peter Harris| Mar 25, 2013 11:03 am

Your workspace is the space where you spend much of your day, so most of us like to personalize our stations. However, some people take the concept of making themselves at home to the extreme. The strangest examples?

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