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How to spot a psychopath on social media

Elizabeth Bromstein | Jan 28, 2015 5:53 pm

A new study suggests this habit in men indicates higher levels of narcissism and psychopathy. And you can spot it just by looking at Facebook and Instagram.

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How job searching has become an exercise in public relations

Jenna Charlton| Jan 28, 2013 3:35 pm

Social media can be great for job searching, but as a job seeker there’s increasing pressure to continually engage in online activity with a goal to impress potential employers. What’s your online reputation?

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How to reboot your career

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Jan 25, 2013 1:17 pm

This time of year makes most of us think about our career – is it what we want to do? Do we want to make a change? Is our career stagnating? If you are thinking about relaunching your career or even just making a tweak, here are some ways to get started.

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How to look for a job when you’re pregnant

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 24, 2013 10:47 am

Knocked up? Yay! Congratulations! Found yourself job seeking at the same time? Not necessarily so great. Here are some tips on handling the potentially sticky situation.

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Work search tips for the experienced worker

Colleen Clarke| Jan 21, 2013 10:17 am

It’s true that you are only as old as you feel. But when it comes to the job search, how you act, think, and look play into the scenario as well. Here are some things for more experienced candidates to consider when looking to make a career move.

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Fakers fired: The worst ever stories of employees pretending to work

Christina Bruce| Jan 18, 2013 9:56 am

From a man who outsourced his own job to China, to a lawyer who billed for time spent in bed with a client, we’ve rounded up the most spectacular stories of employees getting paid for not really working.

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Who wins: early birds or night owls?

Peter Harris| Jan 16, 2013 11:31 am

Conventional wisdom has it that the traditional workplace has a bias towards morning people. However, with more and more companies being flexible about schedules, is that still the case? We take a look at whether it’s finally better to be a night person, or if the early risers still come out on top.

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Why your resume ends up in the ’round file’

Colleen Clarke| Jan 15, 2013 10:38 am

There are a number of red flags that employers look for when screening resumes. Check this list to make sure you aren’t making any of the common mistakes that can land resumes on the fast track to the recycle bin.

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Employers share the worst sick day excuses they’d ever heard

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 14, 2013 9:50 am

It’s flu season again, and lots of people are getting sick. However, not all of those empty desks around the office are due to legitimate illness. In a recent Workopolis poll roughly 50% of users admitted faking a sick day. Here are some of the worst excuses that bosses have heard.

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How the boss’s baby affects your salary

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Jan 9, 2013 10:13 am

A new study has just come out that ties a CEO’s new baby to your salary. Apparently the gender of the big boss’s newborn can have a measurable impact on your paycheque.

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