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How I know I’m not going to hire you before I even meet you

Elizabeth Bromstein | Aug 21, 2014 4:15 pm

It’s an old cliche that you only get one chance to make a first impression. And when that impression is via written communication, it can be even more difficult. Don’t make these mistakes.


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Employers form opinions in first minutes of a job interview

Peter Harris| Sep 20, 2012 9:44 am


A new survey suggests that most employers make up their minds about candidates in under ten minutes of the interview. Here are five tips for starting off strong, and making the right first impression.



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Job interview rule one: Remember to wear pants

Peter Harris| Sep 18, 2012 11:00 am


Remember to wear pants. That’s the career advice that I never thought I would be giving. But as it turns out, some people actually need to hear it. This is a true story from here at Workopolis last week.



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10 reasons why your boss is a jerk

Elizabeth Bromstein| Sep 17, 2012 11:52 am


People love to complain about their bosses so much that we decided to do a little research into why. What is it that makes for a horrible boss? It turns out that there is a short list of reasons that come up again and again. Here’s why some bosses are creeps.



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How your potential is even more important than your experience

Jenna Charlton| Sep 11, 2012 12:30 pm


Sure, employers want to know what you have done in your past jobs. But why is this important to them? Because it is an indicator of what you can do for them in the future. And that is the real key to landing the job: demonstrating your potential.



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Why you shouldn’t eat lunch at your desk

Christina Bruce| Sep 10, 2012 4:44 pm


Guilty as charged. We know it’s probably bad, but do we really know why? There are more reasons than you think to avoid this common activity.



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Boss fires his entire staff with a text message

Peter Harris| Sep 10, 2012 11:13 am


Text messages: they’re fast, they’re convenient and they’re modern. They’re everywhere. But are they an acceptable method of letting someone (or all of your staff) go? Apparently it’s happening more and more.



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Canada sees modest job growth in August

Peter Harris| Sep 7, 2012 2:09 pm


The Canadian economy added enough jobs last month to offset the losses seen in July. However the overall unemployment rate held steady at 7.3%. Here is where the new jobs are by region and industry.



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Man loses job over a prank (from 49 years ago)

Elizabeth Bromstein| Sep 6, 2012 11:50 am


In several recent examples, people are landing in hot water at work over things that they did decades ago. The warning is: watch what you do. You never know when it might come back to bite you.



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Six signs that you’re in the wrong job

Peter Harris| Sep 5, 2012 12:47 pm


It’s true, I’ve been in the wrong job. And with more careful planning, I would have spotted the warning signs in advance, tapped my network, scoured for opportunities, and made a safe exit earlier. Here’s what I missed.



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