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10 phrases to strike from your vocabulary right now

Elizabeth Bromstein | Nov 21, 2014 7:43 pm

The way you communicate has a big impact on whether you get ahead in your career. It’s important not to come across as dishonest, whiny, or lazy. Here are ten phrases to never say if you want to avoid giving the wrong impression.


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Canada sees modest job growth in August

Peter Harris| Sep 7, 2012 2:09 pm


The Canadian economy added enough jobs last month to offset the losses seen in July. However the overall unemployment rate held steady at 7.3%. Here is where the new jobs are by region and industry.



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Man loses job over a prank (from 49 years ago)

Elizabeth Bromstein| Sep 6, 2012 11:50 am


In several recent examples, people are landing in hot water at work over things that they did decades ago. The warning is: watch what you do. You never know when it might come back to bite you.



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Cubicle culture: 13 essential office etiquette reminders

Colleen Clarke| Sep 5, 2012 10:00 am


When you work with the same people day after day, month after month, sometimes people can become so familiar with each other that they can start to act quite disrespectfully. Think that you’re being unreasonably uptight with your coworkers? Or maybe the offender is actually you? Here’s an etiquette checklist.



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Salary update: Canadian wages, job security increasing

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Sep 4, 2012 10:44 am


Recent reports show that Canadians are feeling more confident about the job market in the second half of 2012, and our salaries are on the way up too. Which provinces and sectors saw the biggest pay increases this year?



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Is hiring an intern really worth it?

Christina Bruce| Aug 31, 2012 2:45 pm


Internships are on the rise in Canada. As a hiring manager, do you know how to make an internship work? These ten tips will get you started.



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How candidates hurt their own chances of getting the job

Peter Harris| Aug 30, 2012 3:32 pm


A survey of 1000 people by global recruitment company Michael Page has revealed the most common way that potential recruits are blowing their chances at a potential opportunity.



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Know your rights: How to protect your health and safety at work

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Aug 30, 2012 11:09 am


We’ve all heard the workplace horror stories about unclean, unsafe or unsavory job conditions. What does the law say, and how can you protect yourself from dangerous work environments?



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Formula: The nine C’s of creating your Elevator Pitch

Colleen Clarke| Aug 29, 2012 9:53 am


The concept behind the 20-40 second ‘elevator pitch’ is to tell people in about 35 words or less who you are and what you have to offer. A career an executive coach shares the formula for crafting yours.



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Global study finds most people just aren’t interested in their jobs any more

Jenna Charlton| Aug 27, 2012 10:46 am


So, are we all a bunch of lazy bums? Is the world of workers turning into a world of Homer Simpsons – sleeping on the job, eating too many donuts? Well, not exactly.



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