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How to apply for and get a job you’re overqualified for

Elizabeth Bromstein | Mar 2, 2015 10:03 pm

Maybe you’re changing careers or industries, maybe you’re looking for more work/life balance. Whatever the reason, at some point in your life, you might find yourself pursuing a position for which you’re – possibly grossly – overqualified.


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Jenna Charlton| Feb 28, 2013 1:26 pm


For many people the option of telecommuting and working from home is exactly what they’re looking for in a work environment. If you fit in this category, you’re certainly not going to apply to Yahoo any time soon.



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Canadian paycheques on the rise: Here’s what we’re earning at the start of 2013

Peter Harris| Feb 26, 2013 1:56 pm


Statistics Canada has just released their report on payroll and earnings in Canada, and it looks like we’re making more money than we were a year ago. Which regions and industries saw the biggest raises, and who lagged behind?



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What to wear to a technology job interview

Peter Harris| Feb 26, 2013 10:02 am


According to new research by Robert Half Technology, the classic IT uniform of khakis and a polo shirt is a bad combination for a job interview. Top tech bosses weigh-in on how they want successful candidates to dress.



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Who wins? Extroverts or introverts

Peter Harris| Feb 25, 2013 2:20 pm


People who are extroverts naturally have an easier time interacting with other people, conversing with strangers and promoting themselves. That would seem to give them a distinct career advantage. But is it actually the case?



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Three career lessons from the fast food employee fired for licking potatoes

Peter Harris| Feb 21, 2013 1:20 pm


A student and (former) Kentucky Fried Chicken employee has been let go from her job over some photographs that she posted on Facebook showing a rather unseemly affection for a large plate of mashed potatoes.



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Provocative attire causing problems on work computers

Christina Bruce| Feb 21, 2013 9:21 am


Enjoy flipping through your favourite online fitness magazines during your lunch break? That could be a problem, depending on where you work. Here’s a new group of websites causing problems for employers.



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What eating habits can tell you about work habits

Christina Bruce| Feb 14, 2013 2:28 pm


Fast eater? Slow eater? Eat foods one at a time? Eating habits can be a sneak peek into someone’s working habits. Keep these in mind next time you schedule a business lunch.



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So, are you seeing anyone? The worst questions candidates have asked in job interviews

Peter Harris| Feb 14, 2013 1:28 pm


A survey of HR managers reveals some forehead-smacking examples of bad questions that real candidates have asked in job interviews. From asking out the interviewer to inquiring about ‘nap time,’ here’s what not to ask.



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How to make your next job interview more successful: Timing is everything

Jenna Charlton| Feb 13, 2013 10:12 am


Want your next interview to lead to a job offer? Time it right. A new study shows that even similarly-qualified candidates are not judged equally throughout the course of the day.



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