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Toronto one of world’s most expensive cities but pay doesn’t match (report)

Elizabeth Bromstein | September 18, 2015 2:20 pm

A new report looks at earnings and prices in 71 cities around the world. Toronto is expensive but it takes three hours of work to buy a Big Mac in Nairobi, so we’re still doing pretty well.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Salaries

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How job hopping can be good for your career (and for employers)

Peter Harris| May 17, 2014 9:37 am

There is an outdated notion among some recruiters that people who have changed jobs frequently over their careers make for terrible hires. Here’s why so-called job hoppers often actually have outstanding careers and make the best employees.

Category: Job Search Strategies
Kevin O'Leary, Donald Trump, Simon Cowell

How reality TV has created a bunch of real-world jerks (and how to fix them)

admin| May 16, 2014 2:48 pm

Unfortunately, some people don’t seem clever enough to realize that even so-called ‘reality’ TV shows are still television programs created for entertainment. They take TV antics as an excuse to act like creeps in the real world.

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7 ways to increase your value on the job market right now

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 15, 2014 8:41 pm

The scarcity principle suggests that people place a higher value on things that are likely to disappear to competitors. Here’s how to create that demand for yourself.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice

Transferable skills that will carry you from hospitality jobs to other careers

Melissa Allen| May 15, 2014 4:15 pm

Those who want to switch jobs after working in hospitality positions can boast a large list of skills and qualities that should interest any employer.

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Be funnier and more successful

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 15, 2014 2:53 pm

A great sense of humor increases your chance of getting the job. Can you be funnier? We think so. Here’s how.

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You're right, pessimists, you really aren't likely to succeed

Peter Harris| May 15, 2014 9:29 am

A new study has confirmed that overconfidence is more important than actual competence when it comes to getting ahead at work and in life. Here’s why ego ranks higher than talent, and what it can mean for you.

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Line up your next gig - before you really need to

How to line up your next job – before you really need to

Karen Geier| May 15, 2014 9:15 am

If you suddenly find yourself out of work – you may have to scramble to find a new job right away just to keep the paycheques coming in. It’s much more strategic to have multiple career-change options planned at all times. Here’s how.

Category: Job Search Strategies
The $100,000 waitress

Confessions of the $100,000 waitress

Peter Harris| May 14, 2014 3:20 pm

The server who makes a six-figure salary tells us how she got the job and what it takes to earn the really high wages in the hospitality industry. Here’s how she does it.

Category: Career profiles, Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
By the numbers: The cold hard facts of finding a job in Canada in 2014

By the numbers: The cold hard facts of finding a job in Canada in 2014 [Infographic]

Peter Harris| May 13, 2014 11:00 am

How many applications and interviews does it take on average to land a job in 2014? Here’s what our research shows – along with the best days of the week to apply for a job, the best time of day to interview, and more.

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