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10 signs you’re smarter than other people (with science!)

Elizabeth Bromstein | Feb 27, 2015 5:06 pm

You suspect it, but so far you haven’t been able to prove it: you are totally more intelligent than all those other dummies in your workplace. Check out this list of research-backed signs you’re smarter than the average bear.

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Career lessons from Rob Ford – Part II

Peter Harris| Nov 13, 2013 3:49 pm

The current situation swirling around the embattled Mayor of Toronto offers some valuable career lessons that can apply in other contexts as well. Here are three things we can all take away from Rob Ford’s public struggles.

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Calling in sick

Fired, jailed for five years for calling in sick

Peter Harris| Nov 13, 2013 10:06 am

There have been a couple of stories in the news lately about people landing in increasingly hot water for feigning illness in order to get a day or two off work. Who’s ‘faking it’ the most, and what are the consequences.

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No cleavage or giggling, law firm feels the need to instruct female employees

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 12, 2013 2:48 pm

Female employees at major law firm Clifford Chance are apparently disgruntled over a memo they received titled “Presentation Tips for Women.” The professional demeanor tips run from offensive, to silly, to incomprehensible. Read the details.

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Your resume

What’s wrong with your resume

Colleen Clarke| Nov 11, 2013 2:55 pm

Few mistakes on resumes get overlooked by hiring managers and recruiters. Here are the ones that Human Resources professionals say are the most likely to sink your chances.

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The latest employment news

Canadian unemployment rate holds steady at a five-year low

Peter Harris| Nov 8, 2013 10:52 am

The Canadian economy created 13,200 jobs in October, leaving the national unemployment rate unchanged at its five-year low of 6.9%. Here’s what Workopolis is forecasting for the job market moving forward.

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Resume selection

Your resume has less than 10 seconds to avoid rejection: what employers look for

Peter Harris| Nov 7, 2013 10:50 am

Research has shown that most employers spend only seconds scanning a resume before deciding whether to reject it or put it aside for closer scrutiny. Here’s how to survive that crucial first survey.

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First twenty-days at a new job

Great expectations: How to win at your first 20 days in a new job

Colleen Clarke| Nov 6, 2013 3:39 pm

You have just landed a new job. You have 10 days to make an impression, and even less if you are in a more senior position. Here’s how to set yourself up for success – right out of the gate.

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Two reasons not to quit your job

Two good reasons not to quit your job

Peter Harris| Nov 5, 2013 10:00 am

Being in a bad work situation can actually be a strategic place from which to make a powerful career move. Here’s how to use it to your advantage and why not quitting can be the smartest decision that you can make.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies, Life At Work,
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Job seeker auctions himself off on Ebay

Kevin Makra| Nov 4, 2013 9:35 am

After applying to hundreds of jobs without success, one young candidate resorted to extreme measures to grab the attention of potential employers. He sold himself online. Here’s what happened.

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