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‘Tis the season to be drinking. How to cure a hangover

Elizabeth Bromstein | Dec 19, 2014 4:27 pm

There’s a lot of drinking this time of year, but that doesn’t mean everyone is off work. Hangovers cost the economy an estimated $160 billion a year. If you still have to go into the office – or even if you don’t – here are some ways to avoid and get rid of a hangover.

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Summer Job Stragglers: How to get back in the game

Helen Rendl| Jul 2, 2013 2:59 pm

Although most prime jobs have likely been filled by June, all hope is not lost for summer job stragglers. Here are five ways you can get back in the game to ensure that your summer is a productive, enjoyable and, hopefully, financially lucrative one.

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Warning signs that you’re about to lose your job

Peter Harris| Jun 26, 2013 8:58 pm

Do you ever get that sinking feeling that you’re doomed at work and about to be fired? There are some clear signs that you can watch for to help determine if you’re just being paranoid or if the end really is nigh.

Category: Career Dilemmas,
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Five job interview secrets that employers don’t tell candidates

Peter Harris| Jun 26, 2013 9:11 am

I’ve had to hire team members for multiple roles over the years, and here are a few things I’ve learned from being on this side of the table that I didn’t know when I was a candidate applying for jobs.

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The Pinocchio effect: How to spot a liar

Peter Harris| Jun 19, 2013 8:17 pm

Working relationships should be built on trust, but sometimes people will tell lies in order to get what they want. Experts agree that there are common body language and speech indicators that a person is being dishonest. Here are the common give-aways.

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Eight secure jobs that are here to stay

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 18, 2013 1:42 pm

Want to avoid picking a job that’s just going to vanish in our rapidly changing job market? You could try sticking to one of those tried and true professions that will always be in demand.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies,

Canadian teens get $100,000 to opt out of university

Nicole Wray| Jun 14, 2013 1:50 pm

Along with 18 other teens from around the world, British Columbia’s Nick Liow, 18, and Ontario’s Nelson Zhang, 19, will spend the next two years using $100,000 to work on self-directed tech and science projects. The catch: they must drop out of or postpone attending university.

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When your resume makes you seem like a jerk (and other reasons you might not be interviewed)

Peter Harris| Jun 13, 2013 1:52 pm

Hiring managers generally form their first impressions of people based on reading their resumes, and they usually choose who to interview based on this sentiment. Here are some of the ways that candidates can cause potential employers not to like them – before they’ve even met.

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Are these really the most stressful jobs of 2013?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 12, 2013 12:40 pm

Job ranking website has counted down the most stressful jobs of the year. It turns out that their list is not without controversy. What do you think?

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At last, a recruitment site just for good looking people

Peter Harris| Jun 8, 2013 9:49 am

At Workopolis, we’re here to help connect you with opportunities no matter what you look like. Apparently, this isn’t true of every company. Snotty dating site has launched a recruitment site just for people deemed to be super attractive.

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