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Survey reveals the worst thing you can do in a job interview

Elizabeth Bromstein | Apr 24, 2015 7:51 pm

A new survey of hiring managers finds their pet interview peeve. Hopefully you already know not to do this, but…


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The bullies are being rewarded at work (and what you can do about it)

Peter Harris| Jul 10, 2013 2:23 pm


A new management study reveals that people who act aggressively and hostile towards others are likely to receive high evaluations from their bosses and reach greater levels of career success. Here’s how to stop it.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Life At Work,
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How much right to privacy do employees have for their personal activities on work computers?

Norman Grosman| Jul 8, 2013 2:32 pm


When the case of a teacher who was found with inappropriate photos and a history of pornographic web searches on his school-issued laptop made it to the Supreme Court, the judges weighed in on what rights employees have on their work tools. Here’s what happened.



Category: Employment Law,
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Hiring in Canada cools down in June

Peter Harris| Jul 5, 2013 10:47 am


Following May’s staggering increases of 95,000 jobs being added to the Canadian economy, the Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey for June tells a very different story. The overall employment rate and number of jobs remained unchanged last month.



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Summer Job Stragglers: How to get back in the game

Helen Rendl| Jul 2, 2013 2:59 pm


Although most prime jobs have likely been filled by June, all hope is not lost for summer job stragglers. Here are five ways you can get back in the game to ensure that your summer is a productive, enjoyable and, hopefully, financially lucrative one.



Category: Student,
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The Pinocchio effect: How to spot a liar

Peter Harris| Jun 19, 2013 8:17 pm


Working relationships should be built on trust, but sometimes people will tell lies in order to get what they want. Experts agree that there are common body language and speech indicators that a person is being dishonest. Here are the common give-aways.



Category: Life At Work,
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Eight secure jobs that are here to stay

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 18, 2013 1:42 pm


Want to avoid picking a job that’s just going to vanish in our rapidly changing job market? You could try sticking to one of those tried and true professions that will always be in demand.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies,
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Canadian teens get $100,000 to opt out of university

Nicole Wray| Jun 14, 2013 1:50 pm


Along with 18 other teens from around the world, British Columbia’s Nick Liow, 18, and Ontario’s Nelson Zhang, 19, will spend the next two years using $100,000 to work on self-directed tech and science projects. The catch: they must drop out of or postpone attending university.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Student,
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When your resume makes you seem like a jerk (and other reasons you might not be interviewed)

Peter Harris| Jun 13, 2013 1:52 pm


Hiring managers generally form their first impressions of people based on reading their resumes, and they usually choose who to interview based on this sentiment. Here are some of the ways that candidates can cause potential employers not to like them – before they’ve even met.



Category: Resumes and Cover Letters,
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Are these really the most stressful jobs of 2013?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 12, 2013 12:40 pm


Job ranking website has counted down the most stressful jobs of the year. It turns out that their list is not without controversy. What do you think?



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