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Should you fall in love with an actor? Report claims to connect relationship intentions by occupation.

Elizabeth Bromstein | Dec 18, 2014 7:12 pm

Data analysis of dating app Clover’s users purports to tell us what kind of relationship people are looking for based on their chosen profession. Is this accurate or bunk?

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Workplace horror stories

Trina Rehberg| Oct 30, 2012 10:50 am

From a wardrobe malfunction during a job interview to a psycho bosses’ head games, Workopolis shares some true spine-tingling on-the-job horror stories that can help put an ordinary bad day into perspective.

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What scares us the most at work?

Jenna Charlton| Oct 29, 2012 9:57 am

A recent survey of hundreds of working people reveals what they are most afraid of on the job. Public speaking, Halloween costumes and office conflicts may scare some employees, but that’s not what really terrifies most people.

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Why no one calls you after your interviews

Ozzie Saunds| Oct 24, 2012 10:51 am

Did you have an interview you thought went well, yet, you never received a phone call with a job offer afterwards? Here are some potential reasons why the interview you thought was exceptional, did not get you the job.

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No Revenge of the Nerds: Popular kids do better throughout their careers too

Peter Harris| Oct 23, 2012 10:44 am

We’ve all heard the theory that after high-school, when you get out in the ‘real world,’ it’s time for the revenge of the nerds. The smart and studious and therefore unpopular students will grow up into the captains of industry outperforming the cooler kids. It turns out that this isn’t actually the case.

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The battle over LinkedIn profiles at work heats up

Peter Harris| Oct 22, 2012 10:48 am

One woman’s former company hijacks her LinkedIn account and substitutes her name and profile picture with those of her replacement. Another man is fired for a profile update on the social networking site. The courts have weighed-in on both issues.

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How to stand out and get noticed by HR and hiring managers

Jenna Charlton| Oct 19, 2012 12:05 pm

In a tight job market, when many jobs receive numerous applications from equally and fully qualified candidates, it has become increasingly important for job seekers to find ways to make themselves stand out from the crowd. Here are some recent trends.

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Top five jobs that make the world a worse place

Peter Harris| Oct 18, 2012 10:58 am

PayScale surveyed over 30,000 people about how their jobs helped make life better for people. Most surprising were the careers at the bottom of the list where workers felt the opposite – they were actually contributing to the world’s demise. The worst offenders?

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The latest numbers: It’s still a recession for young Canadian workers

Jenna Charlton| Oct 16, 2012 12:22 pm

While the economic downturn of 2008/2009 hit many people hard, younger Canadians suffered the greatest job losses. And while the economy has shown significant improvement over the years since, for this group it’s like the recession never ended.

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Time to suit up: Business casual is on its way out

Colleen Clarke| Oct 15, 2012 11:32 am

Experts say that the era of office workers wearing jeans and t-shirts on the job is coming to an end. Apparently people are actually more productive and professional when they dress up. Is business casual over?

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