International index of ignorance

New international poll reveals the ‘most ignorant’ countries (Canadians aren’t the dumbest)

Peter Harris | Oct 30, 2014 6:12 pm

An international survey of public perceptions reveals how much Canadians know about the basic make-up of our population and the scale of some key social issues. Here’s what most of us get wrong and how we compare to other countries.

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Business Jargon

You really talk like that? The most irritating business jargon

Jenna Charlton| Jul 9, 2012 10:51 am

Ever notice that some people have formed the habit of speaking in empty catch-phrases and invented terminologies that render their speech either incomprehensible or meaningless. Where does this jargon come from?

Category: Life At Work,
Toronto - Younge street

Jobless rate in Canada drops in June

Peter Harris| Jul 6, 2012 9:39 am

The Canadian economy saw only modest job creation last month, but even these slight gains were enough to defy most economic predictions and edge the overall unemployment rate down. Read the details.

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Career skills and assessment tests for kids in kindergarten?

Peter Harris| Jul 5, 2012 12:39 pm

A new digital tool to be tested this fall aims to assess the career goals, performance and readiness of children beginning in kindergarten. Is it time to start focussing on our career paths at five-years-old?

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Six surprisingly high paying jobs

Peter Harris| Jul 3, 2012 11:37 am

A new report has just come out listing six surprising career options that can pay over $100,000 – and they aren’t just for bankers, insurance folks and executives.

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Why your job might be making you fat

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 28, 2012 1:31 pm

Gaining some weight lately? Got an extra tire you’re pretty sure you didn’t have before? Perhaps you can blame your job. A new study suggests that some jobs or careers are more fattening than others.

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Job Interview

Four questions to ask in a job interview – and four questions to answer

Jenna Charlton| Jun 28, 2012 10:57 am

No one really likes being interviewed, but being prepared in advance can make the process a lot easier. Jenna takes a look at the four tough questions you must be ready to answer and four smart questions that you should ask.

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Guidance Counsellor

Back to basics: Job search advice from a school counsellor

Colleen Clarke| Jun 27, 2012 11:05 am

What happens when a student enters the school counsellor’s office to get advice on how to land a first job? A veteran career advisor lets us listen in as helps a job seeker get started.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,
Five reasons why you don't have a job

Five reasons why you don’t have a job

Ozzie Saunds| Jun 25, 2012 9:41 am

There are five common mistakes that career experts say could be holding you back from landing your next job. Ozzie Saunds identifies them and tells you how to avoid making them.

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Red lipstick

Is red lipstick too sexy for a job interview?

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Jun 22, 2012 11:10 am

The question was posed on social media, and it sparked a heated debate about how appropriate red lipstick is for professional situations. A human resources expert weighs in with her answer.

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