International index of ignorance

New international poll reveals the ‘most ignorant’ countries (Canadians aren’t the dumbest)

Peter Harris | Oct 30, 2014 6:12 pm

An international survey of public perceptions reveals how much Canadians know about the basic make-up of our population and the scale of some key social issues. Here’s what most of us get wrong and how we compare to other countries.


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Canada Day

The cost of talent: How expensive are Canadians?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 26, 2012 11:59 am


A new report on the cost of talent in 2012 has just been released, detailing the salary expectations of workers entering the job market worldwide. Canadian workers aren’t the anticipating the highest pay, but we’re near the top. How expensive are we?



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Why nobody wants to hire you

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 25, 2012 4:11 pm


Having trouble landing a job even though you know you’re more than qualified? The answer may be one of the 15 most common reasons that stop employers from choosing a candidate. Make sure none of them apply to you.



Category: Job Search Strategies,
Monday snooze

How you’re making Mondays worse

Christina Bruce| Jul 23, 2012 9:46 am


Did you have trouble dragging yourself out of bed this morning? Find out what you could be doing to make Mondays more painful than they have to be.



Category: Life At Work,
Woman Working With a Sore Neck

Make your work space like home

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Jul 20, 2012 11:27 am


We spend a minimum of eight hours a day working. That’s a lot of time sitting at a desk. Let’s face it, cubicles are boring and not really ergonomically friendly. Here are some tips for improving your workday by brightening your workspace.



Category: Life At Work,
Starting a new job right. Smiling woman.

Strategies for starting off a new job right

Colleen Clarke| Jul 17, 2012 9:44 am


Starting off at your first job can be daunting. Just getting the job is hard enough. Then on day one a whole new learning curve begins. Here are six tactics you can use to help you get the most of the position and the experience.



Category: Life At Work,
Woman calculating pay raise

The downside of getting a salary boost

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Jul 16, 2012 9:46 am


Who doesn’t want a raise? Receiving a pay increase is considered to be a happy event, right? Not always. Here’s how a raise can sometimes bring you down, and what you can do about it.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Life At Work,
Yoga

Yoga instructor fired for glaring at Facebook employee

Peter Harris| Jul 13, 2012 1:24 pm


Apparently the folks at Facebook like to Facebook a lot. A yoga instructor was fired from her gig at the social networking company headquarters after an incident with an employee during one of her classes. What happened?



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Twenty-something job application

Youth unemployment: How to build a competitive edge in tough times

Peter Harris| Jul 11, 2012 3:09 pm


Unemployment for younger workers remains stubbornly high at nearly double the national average in Canada. Here’s what young people should be doing right now to break into the labour market and build the foundations for successful careers.



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Student accidentally attaches actor’s photo instead of resume to job application

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Jul 10, 2012 2:10 pm


When a York University student accidently attached a JPG of Nicholas Cage to her job application (instead of her resume), images of the gaffe caught the attention of the web. Here’s a last minute checklist to help protect your applications from slip-ups like this.



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