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The secret formula for the perfect cover letter

Elizabeth Bromstein | June 10, 2015 1:06 pm

Writing a cover letter is a necessary part of the job search, and usually the most painful. Here’s how to do it – painlessly.

Category: Resumes and Cover Letters

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The worst ways to get fired

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 1, 2014 8:54 am

AOL’s Patch fires hundreds of journalists in a conference call. Is this the worst way to get the axe? Nope. We’ve got five worse ways.

Category: Latest News & Advice
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Five reasons we quit jobs

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 30, 2014 6:55 pm

if you’ve quit a job in the past, chances are it’s because you hated your boss. We list five of the top reasons people leave employment.

Category: Latest News & Advice
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Ten attributes Canadian CEOs say they're most looking for in new hires

Peter Harris| January 29, 2014 1:35 pm

A new survey of Canada’s leading employers shows that most are planning to ramp up hiring over the next five years. Here are the industries expecting to see the most growth – and the skillsets that are in demand.

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And the best job in America is…

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 29, 2014 12:48 pm

A new report ranks the best jobs in America by category. It shouldn’t be too difficult to guess what occupation came out on top. See where your job ranks on the list.

Category: Latest News & Advice
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Quitting your job? There's an app for that

Kevin Makra| January 28, 2014 5:17 pm

Maybe you don’t like confrontation or maybe you do like your boss. If you’re the type who is scared to walk into your boss’s office and tell them you quit, now there’s a handy-dandy app to do it for you.

Category: Latest News & Advice
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30 jobs with weird, futuristic sounding titles

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 28, 2014 12:53 pm

You might just end up with a career as a “transhumanist consultant” or a “plant psychologist.” Or something really strange. Check out these 30 up-and-coming career paths predicted for the year 2030. Are these the jobs of the future?

Category: Latest News & Advice
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Tuesday is the most productive day of the week

Peter Harris| January 28, 2014 11:17 am

A recent survey of hundreds of human resources managers has ranked the days of the week from most to least productive. It turns out that there’s a solid two hours when most of us actually work really hard.

Category: Life At Work
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Why employers struggle to hire for jobs, despite the unemployment rate

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 27, 2014 10:47 am

Millions of people are out of work and millions of positions need to be filled. And yet recruiters say they can’t find the right candidates. Why?

Category: Career Dilemmas
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Money can in fact buy happiness – but what's the cost?

Karen Geier| January 27, 2014 9:20 am

An economic study has confirmed that earning up to a certain amount of money can in fact make people happier. But getting higher salaries often requires compromise and sacrifice. How much is enough?

Category: Career Dilemmas