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April Fool’s pranks you can pull at the office and not get fired

Elizabeth Bromstein | Mar 27, 2015 5:47 pm

April Fool’s day is right around the corner. Here’s a selection of pranks you can pull on your colleagues and probably not get in trouble for.


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The most in-demand jobs through 2020

What to study: Preparing for the 20 most in-demand jobs from now through 2020

Ozzie Saunds| May 14, 2013 9:31 am


The Canadian Occupational Projection System has developed a 10-year report which outlines projected Canadian labour market supply and demand between now and 2020. Here’s what you need to land the most in-demand jobs.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Student,
Preparing for a Skype job interview

Interviewing remotely: tips for Skype (or other video) job interviews

Jenna Charlton| May 13, 2013 9:50 am


Increasingly employers are using video conferencing tools, such as Skype, to remote conduct interviews. How can you prepare to make a positive and professional impression without leaving your home?



Category: Job interviews,
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Bosses more likely to be psychopaths, study says

Christina Bruce| May 10, 2013 10:55 am


Maybe you’ve had a bad boss. But what about one that’s downright evil? Turns out that bosses are actually more likely to be psychopaths. Same goes for lawyers, surgeons and chefs. Find out the industries that are most likely to have a psycho at the helm.



Category: Life At Work,
Few jobs created in April, unemployment rate holds steady

Few jobs created in April, unemployment rate holds steady

Peter Harris| May 10, 2013 8:56 am


The overall national unemployment rate remained steady at 7.2% in April as there was little change on the job market in Canada. A few regions and industries saw growth, while most remained stable or experienced losses last month.



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‘Kick me’ prank at work leads to convictions, firings and a lawsuit

Peter Harris| May 9, 2013 3:17 pm


Two workers have been convicted of misdemeanor battery and fired from their jobs at chip maker Intel over a juvenile prank they pulled on a co-worker. Here’s what happened.



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When recruiters follow you (literally) – is it creepy or fair game?

Jenna Charlton| May 8, 2013 4:08 pm


Social media recruiting may be evolving into employers using location-tracking applications that lets them know where you are – and when you’re close enough for them to pay you a surprise visit.



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Two reasons not to quit your job

The way we work is making us dumber (and what you can do about it)

Peter Harris| May 7, 2013 10:46 am


Several recent scientific studies have shown how the way many people work is actually preventing them from achieving their full potential. Is your workplace hazardous to your brain power?



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How to kick start your career with retail opportunities that are available right now

Peter Harris| May 7, 2013 10:18 am


Canadian retailers are hiring for a wide variety of positions. And any of these can be used as a great spring board to launching your career – whether or not you stay in the retail sector. Here’s how.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,
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Five surprising jobs that pay six-figure salaries

Nicole Wray| May 6, 2013 10:00 am


Think that you have to work in a corporate office or a hospital to earn over $100,000 a year? Think again. A diverse range of career paths now offer opportunities to crack the six-figure salary mark. Here are a few that you might not expect.



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