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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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Not on Facebook? Employers could wonder what you’re hiding

Nicole Wray| Aug 10, 2012 10:03 am

Not having a public profile on Facebook could actually be hurting your chances of landing a job. Why? More and more employers are screening candidates on social media sites, and they don’t like what they don’t find.

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Surprise job losses for Canada

Peter Harris| Aug 10, 2012 9:33 am

The Canadian economy unexpectedly lost 30,400 jobs in July, marking the third month in a row of disappointing signs on the labour market. Still, there is some good news in the latest job numbers.

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Why you might be demoted and how to deal with it

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Aug 8, 2012 3:48 pm

Even when they sugar-coat it, sometimes a ‘reassignment’ or a ‘restructuring’ is really just a demotion. Here’s why people get bumped back down the ranks at work, and how to deal with it if it happens to you.

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This job is killing me

Peter Harris| Aug 3, 2012 11:46 am

Apparently even office jobs can be fraught with peril. Study after study is showing how the way we work can be shortening our lives. Here’s a look at some of the hidden dangers and the tolls they can take on your health.

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Three secrets of super-productive people

Nicole Wray| Aug 1, 2012 10:10 am

Does it sometimes feel like you’re always rushing to finish things and that there simply aren’t enough hours in the day? Here are a few simple actions and behavioural tweaks that you can make to have more energy all day and accomplish more work in less time.

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The cost of talent: How expensive are Canadians?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 26, 2012 11:59 am

A new report on the cost of talent in 2012 has just been released, detailing the salary expectations of workers entering the job market worldwide. Canadian workers aren’t the anticipating the highest pay, but we’re near the top. How expensive are we?

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Why nobody wants to hire you

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 25, 2012 4:11 pm

Having trouble landing a job even though you know you’re more than qualified? The answer may be one of the 15 most common reasons that stop employers from choosing a candidate. Make sure none of them apply to you.

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How you’re making Mondays worse

Christina Bruce| Jul 23, 2012 9:46 am

Did you have trouble dragging yourself out of bed this morning? Find out what you could be doing to make Mondays more painful than they have to be.

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Make your work space like home

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Jul 20, 2012 11:27 am

We spend a minimum of eight hours a day working. That’s a lot of time sitting at a desk. Let’s face it, cubicles are boring and not really ergonomically friendly. Here are some tips for improving your workday by brightening your workspace.

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