Five ways job seekers can benefit from the Pan Am Games

Kevin Makra | July 15, 2015 2:54 pm

Toronto is hosting the biggest sporting event in the world, next to the Olympics. Use the Games to open your mind to new opportunities.

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The interview assumption that costs you the job

Elizabeth Bromstein| March 21, 2014 8:45 pm

This big blunder may be costing you the job at every interview. Don’t assume employers know why you’re there. You have to tell them.

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Why your coworkers don't like you

Twenty reasons why your coworkers don't like you

Elizabeth Bromstein| March 21, 2014 12:24 pm

All things being equal, it’s the likable folks who get hired and promoted. There’s usually someone unpopular in the group whose head is the first to be on the chopping block. Watch for these reasons that it could be you.

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What your boss should never ask you to do

Elizabeth Bromstein| March 20, 2014 11:14 am

Bosses sometimes ask their employees to do physically dangerous, inappropriate, or just plain annoying things. Here are five of them. Do you think these are fair game?

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The happiest jobs you can have

Elizabeth Bromstein| March 19, 2014 7:21 pm

If you’re seeking happiness in your job, salary isn’t the first place too look. Here’s a list of the happiest jobs you can have.

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What recruiters notice about you first

Colleen Clarke| March 19, 2014 10:57 am

Career expert Colleen Clarke talked with recruiters about what they notice first in a candidate, and what makes the best and worst impression.

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Career advice: How do I handle a boss who hires women for their looks?

Workopolis| March 18, 2014 6:31 pm

In our column we answer your career questions. This week: a plain Jane is concerned about her manager’s new practice of hiring only pretty women.

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Tips for your next job interview

34 tips for your next job interview

Elizabeth Bromstein| March 18, 2014 9:12 am

No limp handshakes, remember to smile, and don’t try to wing it. The most common job interview blunders are actually fairly easy to avoid. Here are the crucial pointers you need to ace your next interview.

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Networking made simple: 5 reasons to join a professional association

Kevin Makra| March 18, 2014 8:44 am

Joining a professional association allows you to schmooze with current professionals, other job seekers, and, more importantly, top employers in your field.

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St. Patrick's Day

Revealed: Which days do most people show up to work with a hangover?

Peter Harris| March 14, 2014 10:53 am

When do most people show up to work with a hangover – or not show up at all because of one? Surprisingly it’s not the Monday after the St. Patrick’s Day parade. Here’s when we’re binge drinking – and how to avoid a hangover.

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