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10 phrases to strike from your vocabulary right now

Elizabeth Bromstein | Nov 21, 2014 7:43 pm

The way you communicate has a big impact on whether you get ahead in your career. It’s important not to come across as dishonest, whiny, or lazy. Here are ten phrases to never say if you want to avoid giving the wrong impression.


Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work,

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Half of Canadian businesses say they plan to hire students, recent grads

Peter Harris| May 2, 2013 12:59 pm


A recent survey of Canadian business owners reveals that more than 50% are planning to hire young people for summer jobs, internships and permanent positions this year. Which regions and industries are predicting the brightest prospects?



Category: Latest News & Advice, Student,
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The hidden clauses concealed in job offers that can haunt you later

Norman Grosman| May 2, 2013 9:47 am


When you receive that job offer that you’ve been hoping for, be sure to read it carefully before signing on the dotted line. Increasingly, employers are stashing hidden clauses in your contract that can come back to bite you later.



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Job interview essentials: Don’t send text messages (or bring pets)

Peter Harris| May 1, 2013 10:25 am


Increasingly younger candidates are exhibiting some rather bizarre behaviour in job interviews that puts them instantly out of the running for getting hired. Some of the worst examples include texting, taking phone calls, and bringing parents or pets along.



Category: Job interviews,
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How the tone of your voice affects how much money you make

Jenna Charlton| Apr 30, 2013 11:35 am


When was the last time you thought to yourself ‘if only my voice were lower I’d make more money’. If your answer is never, you’re not alone. I too had never considered the pitch of my voice to have any bearing on my career, but apparently it does.



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The 7 worst things you could ever do at work

Christina Bruce| Apr 24, 2013 3:08 pm


Sure, we all make mistakes at work. We’re human. But some offenses are just too much. It doesn’t matter if you’re a new employee or a seasoned manager — these incredibly common office blunders are serious workplace no-nos.



Category: Life At Work,
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The worst job in the world for 2013

Peter Harris| Apr 23, 2013 5:04 pm


There’s a new contender for the worst job in the world. An annual report on the best and worst jobs to have has just been released, and the bottom job for 2013 is quite different from those ranked worst in recent years.



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15 reasons not to network

Colleen Clarke| Apr 22, 2013 9:59 am


With visions of schmooze-fests flashing before their eyes, many people dislike and avoid networking at all costs. Here is a look at the most common reasons why people avoid making and nurturing a professional network of connections.



Category: Job Search Strategies,
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How to stand out and get hired faster with a personal brand

Colleen Clarke| Apr 18, 2013 10:08 am


Branded companies and products are easy to find. And they influence how you feel about their products and services. How easy are you to find? How much influence do you have? That’s what your personal brand is for.



Category: Job Search Strategies,
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The ten best jobs in Canada for 2013 (and how to get them)

Peter Harris| Apr 17, 2013 11:08 am


Earlier this week we took a look at the worst jobs in Canada right now. Well, that was the bad news. The good news is there are numerous other fields that offer increasing pay and lots of opportunities. Here are the ten best this year.



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