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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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Canadian economy adds 95,000 jobs in May

Canada’s surprisingly strong job creation defies most predictions

Peter Harris| Jun 7, 2013 9:03 am

The Canadian economy unexpectedly added 95,000 new, largely full-time jobs last month. Here’s a look at where the growth came from, and what the indicators say we expect to see next month.

Category: Latest News & Advice,
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Three keys to success: The only career advice I would offer my child

Peter Harris| Jun 6, 2013 10:00 am

#ThingsIWillTeachMyChild is trending on Twitter this morning. I think about what the future will hold for my son all the time. I also spend most of my days thinking about career paths, and the changing world of work. This is the only career advice I would offer him.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Student,
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The truth about how HR pros see Millennial workers

Christina Bruce| Jun 6, 2013 9:20 am

Millennials get a bad rep, they really do. With youth unemployment in Canada at double the regular rate,could we — the hiring managers of the world — actually have a bias against young workers? A new study released shows that HR professionals definitely do not have a great impression of young workers.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Student,
How connecting can quickly turn creepy

Social networking gone wrong: How connecting can quickly turn creepy

Helen Rendl| Jun 4, 2013 10:10 am

In this era of social media, researching details – personal and professional – about an interviewer is as simple as a Google search. While it’s undeniably a smart move to research all aspects of a job before the interview, there’s a fine line not to cross. Here’s why.

Category: Job Search Strategies,
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The biggest mistake on a resume (and how to create a masterpiece)

Peter Harris| Jun 4, 2013 9:12 am

There are about five or six common mistakes that people make when preparing their resumes, and most of these stem from the one Biggest Mistake. And this is what prevents you from creating the masterpiece that lands you the job.

Category: Resumes,
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Generation clash: Teens face stiff competition from seniors for summer jobs

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 3, 2013 9:28 am

As teenagers enter the job market at the same time as many people over 60 are looking for work, the two will be duking it out for seasonal and part-time jobs. Here’s a look at what each can do to give themselves the edge.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,

Woman penalized $1000 for breaching confidentiality agreement in a Facebook post

Norman Grosman| May 30, 2013 10:05 am

A confidentiality clause is included in virtually every settlement agreement between employers and employees. There are legal consequences for breaching these, as one woman found out when she posted her settlement on Facebook. Before even leaving the courtroom.

Category: Employment Law,

Talent shortage: Employers report increasing difficulty finding the workers they need

Peter Harris| May 28, 2013 11:03 am

A new report shows that a growing number of companies globally feel like their ability to be productive is suffering from an inability to find the talented staff they need. Here are the most in-demand skills and positions.

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Bursting at the seams

The 10 jobs with the most obese people

Christina Bruce| May 27, 2013 4:46 pm

Ever think that sitting at a desk all day is helping you pack on the pounds? Well, you’re probably right. But it’s not just office jobs that are fattening up the population. A study has found some surprising occupations are in danger of having obese workers as well.

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