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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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How to get your financial act together after losing a job

Colleen Clarke| Mar 22, 2013 1:36 pm

The shock and, sometimes even trauma, of losing your job can be a blow to your ego, your confidence, and more often than not, your wallet. Financial experts have some savvy tips for weathering the storm without going broke.

Category: Career Dilemmas,
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Job vacancies vs. unemployment – Where the competition for jobs is heating up

Peter Harris| Mar 20, 2013 11:44 am

Statistics Canada has released its job vacancies report comparing the number of open positions by region and industry to the number of corresponding unemployed people. Where is the competition for jobs fiercest, and where are candidates in the driver’s seat?

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How your grammar skills affect your salary

Peter Harris| Mar 19, 2013 10:40 am

It turns out that using proper grammar can get you promoted faster and earn you higher positions at work. And some CEOs say that they won’t hire people with poor grammar skills at all… even for jobs that don’t involve writing.

Category: Life At Work,
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How rude: Dealing with disrespectful employers

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 18, 2013 10:26 am

Experts weigh in on the problems with employers who don’t bother to follow up with candidates after applications and interviews or who promise to make a decision but then leave you in limbo.

Category: Job Search Strategies,
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How your Facebook likes are revealing private personal information about you

Peter Harris| Mar 13, 2013 4:06 pm

New research from Cambridge University shows that what you like on Facebook can reveal whether you’re gay or straight, smart or dumb, liberal or conservative, and more – even if you don’t make any of that information public on your profile.

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Survey reveals the hiring intentions of Canadian employers for the spring of 2013

Peter Harris| Mar 12, 2013 9:47 am

More good news on the Canadian job market. A survey of nearly 2,000 employers from across regions and industries shows that this country can expect hiring to remain strong throughout the spring.

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Canadian economy adds over 50,000 more jobs in February

Peter Harris| Mar 8, 2013 12:52 pm

While economists had been predicting only modest job creation for this country last month, the Canadian economy far surpassed expectations with robust hiring. Ontario and B.C. saw the biggest gains, while Manitoba and Quebec took a hit.

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The 5 hardest jobs to fill in Canada this year

Christina Bruce| Mar 6, 2013 12:19 pm

We’ve all come across those tough-to-fill jobs. But what are the toughest of them all? We take a look specifically at the Canadian landscape to come up with the five hardest jobs to fill in Canada for 2013.

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Nine tips for getting more tips

Colleen Clarke| Mar 6, 2013 11:42 am

Workers in the food and beverage service industry often make the majority of their wages from gratuities. Here are some server behaviours that can inspire bar and restaurant customers to leave more than the standard 15%.

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