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Obese candidates less likely to get the job, says study

Elizabeth Bromstein | Aug 29, 2014 3:13 pm

News research says HR and recruiting professionals view obesity as a negative marker for character, productivity, and performance.

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What employers are really looking for: The top in-demand skills and degrees

Peter Harris| Feb 28, 2012 3:09 pm

New research indicates there is a serious disconnect between the skills employers are looking for in candidates and what skills job seekers are highlighting in their applications. So what are the most sought after skills and degrees for 2012?

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Does your resume realize that it’s 2012 already?

Colleen Clarke| Feb 28, 2012 10:52 am

Still writing your resume the way you were first taught in school? A lot of resume rules that were made up in the typewriter and early word processor era somehow still get cited well into the Internet age. It may be time to modernize your resume.

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Your Facebook profile reveals how well you will perform on the job

Peter Harris| Feb 21, 2012 3:42 pm

A new research study indicates that employers can learn all they need to know about how well you will perform on the job just from checking out your Facebook profile.

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The 20 worst excuses for coming in late

Colleen Clarke| Feb 21, 2012 11:18 am

In a recent survey, 10-20% of employees in the U.S. and Canada stated they are late at least one day a week. Here are some of the stranger ways they’ve tried to explain it.

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How to deal with a surprise job offer

Jenna Charlton| Feb 15, 2012 9:44 am

Recruiters are searching for candidates in online resume databases and on social media sites. This means that you may get a call to interview for a job that you haven’t heard of or applied for. Here are some tips for handling it.

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Rewards outweigh the risks for Gen Y’s looking for love at the office

Nicole Wray| Feb 14, 2012 9:32 am

Known for demanding a more flexible workplace and remote work access, Generation Y is changing the way we think about another controversial workplace policy: romance in the office.

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Study: Why the majority of working Canadians are stressed on the job

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Feb 13, 2012 9:32 am

A recent study found that six out of ten working people in Canada are most stressed out by their job situations. Find out who is feeling the most anxiety and what their biggest concerns are.

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It’s true, you can literally be bored to death

Peter Harris| Feb 9, 2012 2:31 pm

If you need even more motivation to seek out work that you find enjoyable, then consider this: the alternative can be deadly. Several studies have concluded that it is in fact possible to be bored to death.

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The one resume change that leads to more interviews

Ozzie Saunds| Feb 8, 2012 11:19 am

Recruiters read each resume for an average of 30 seconds before making a shortlist. How can you keep them from casting yours aside? Try this one surefire way to grab their attention and stand out from the crowd.

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