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‘Tis the season to be drinking. How to cure a hangover

Elizabeth Bromstein | Dec 19, 2014 4:27 pm

There’s a lot of drinking this time of year, but that doesn’t mean everyone is off work. Hangovers cost the economy an estimated $160 billion a year. If you still have to go into the office – or even if you don’t – here are some ways to avoid and get rid of a hangover.

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Time to suit up: Business casual is on its way out

Colleen Clarke| Oct 15, 2012 11:32 am

Experts say that the era of office workers wearing jeans and t-shirts on the job is coming to an end. Apparently people are actually more productive and professional when they dress up. Is business casual over?

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Report: Higher wages, lower unemployment for French-speaking Canadians

Peter Harris| Oct 12, 2012 12:24 pm

Which Canadians are prospering the most right now? Francophones. It turns out that French speakers have lower rates of unemployment and earn higher salaries than other Canadians. But there’s a catch.

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How your personality type influences your career choices and success

Jenna Charlton| Oct 12, 2012 10:24 am

Employers are actively seeking out specific personality types for specific roles in their companies. Could your character traits actually be predetermined for success in a career that you haven’t even considered yet?

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How to write a winning retail resume

Colleen Clarke| Oct 12, 2012 9:36 am

Once upon a time, you landed a job in retail just by showing up at the store and filling out an application. More and more of these roles now require a resume. Here’s what to include and highlight in the one you write for a retail gig.

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Good news for the under-qualified: Beta candidates make better hires

Elizabeth Bromstein| Oct 11, 2012 11:01 am

New research shows that hiring the lesser qualified candidate instead of the super star talent might actually be a better choice for companies over the long run. Here’s what the findings reveal.

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Canada unexpectedly adds more jobs, more jobless in September

Peter Harris| Oct 5, 2012 9:35 am

Canada saw surprisingly large job creation last month, marking the second month in a row of job gains. Most economists had been expecting the economy to suffer moderate job losses last month. However the unemployment rate still crept up.

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Labour shortage: Sectors and regions where candidates are most in demand

Peter Harris| Oct 3, 2012 12:16 pm

A survey released this morning says that two thirds of Canadian employers are struggling to find the talent they need to hire. The Randstad Workmoniter report also points out several cities across Canada where the need is highest, and which skills are most sought after.

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Beauty blunders that cost you the job

Christina Bruce| Oct 2, 2012 2:28 pm

A new study out of the UK suggests that some grooming faux pas could be hurting women’s chances of being hired. The data also proposes what your habits may be revealing about your personality. Workopolis takes a closer look.

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Will you ever be able to buy a house? Salaries just aren’t keeping up

Jenna Charlton| Sep 27, 2012 10:49 am

According to a recent survey not only are younger Canadians finding it tough to find jobs after graduation, but they’re also held back by salaries that aren’t keeping up with the cost of inflation.

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