The best and worst master’s degrees for jobs in 2015

Elizabeth Bromstein | July 16, 2015 2:28 pm

An annual report lists the best and worst graduate degrees for mid career earnings, and other factors, in 2015. Did you study the right thing?

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The worst job interview answer?

Tough hiring manager shares the worst job interview answer ever

Peter Harris| June 16, 2014 9:59 am

Because the most useful career advice generally comes from the people who actually make hiring decisions, I asked a tough interviewer what she thinks job candidates often get wrong. She said there’s one common interview answer that absolutely drives her crazy.

Category: Job interviews, Student
Woman wearing Google Glass

Wearable tech: time saver & privacy invader in the workplace

Simon Cohen| June 13, 2014 8:50 pm

Wearable tech is suddenly and massively all the rage. From the FitBit to the Pebble, people are strapping on connected devices as fast as companies can make them. But how will this rising tech trend affect your work life? The answers may surprise you.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
Woman talking to her boss and laughing but maybe wishing she could say something else

8 things employees wish they could say to the boss

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 13, 2014 7:17 pm

Everyone, from the intern to the CEO, has to watch their mouth around their superiors. Here are the top eight things employees would say to the boss if they could.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
Teens looking like they think they're cool

Nerds get their revenge: Cool kids not so cool 10 years later says study

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 12, 2014 8:42 pm

Study finds kids who are cool at 13 are doing more drugs, drinking more, and are significantly less admired by their peers by the time they hit their early 20s.

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The highest-paying jobs on the planet

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 12, 2014 4:15 pm

If you want to earn the big bucks, you better go into one of these professions. This infographic looks at the best-paying jobs in the world, and salaries by country, so we can see how Canada measures up.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Salaries
Four ways younger job seekers can beat the odds in a tight job market

Four ways younger job seekers can beat the odds in a tight job market

Kevin Makra| June 12, 2014 9:41 am

There is increasing competition even for entry-level and part-time jobs in much of the country right now, and this leaves many younger workers struggling to land that all-important first job. Here’s are four easy ways to increase your chances.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Student
Elevator pitch

Can employment contracts be verbal?

Norman Grosman| June 12, 2014 8:03 am

One user writes in to ask if a spoken agreement between a candidate and an employer can be considered legally binding. Our employment lawyer, Norman Grosman weighs in.

Category: Employment Law
Survey: Nearly half of men would choose work over sex

Nearly half of men say they would choose work over sex

Peter Harris| June 11, 2014 5:12 pm

In surprising survey results, many men said that they would rather give up their sex lives than face the possibility of losing their jobs. What wouldn’t they sacrifice?

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Dave Chappelle

Career lessons from Dave Chappelle

Melissa Allen| June 11, 2014 2:50 pm

Everyone loves hearing epic job quitting stories. Last night, Dave Chappelle who famously walked off the job back in 2005, appeared on the Late Night with David Letterman, presumably there to promote his new act. Here’s what we learned.

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