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How to spot a psychopath on social media

Elizabeth Bromstein | Jan 28, 2015 5:53 pm

A new study suggests this habit in men indicates higher levels of narcissism and psychopathy. And you can spot it just by looking at Facebook and Instagram.

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Surviving the office holiday party

Jenna Charlton| Dec 10, 2012 10:15 am

It’s holiday office party season. That time of year we get to stay after work and join our boss and colleagues for some non-work related drinks and food. It’s fun, festive and fraught with peril. Here’s how to get through it intact.

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Canada sees strong job creation in November

Peter Harris| Dec 7, 2012 9:52 am

After weak growth in October, the Canadian economy came roaring back last month with nearly 60,000 new mostly full time jobs added. This is significantly more than most economists had been predicting.

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The hottest occupations for career growth, and 20 in decline to steer clear of

Peter Harris| Dec 6, 2012 10:26 am

If you’re in one of these industries seeing too many workers compete for too few jobs, it may be time to change course. The good news is that there are just as many fields where solid growth is expected. Here’s where the jobs will (and won’t) be created in the near future.

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Job prospects up, average starting salaries down for 2013

Nicole Wray| Dec 5, 2012 10:04 am

Several recent surveys provide some insights into what Canadian employers are planning for the coming year. While the results show more opportunities on the horizon for younger workers, the news isn’t all good.

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What Canadian employers are most looking for in candidates

Peter Harris| Dec 4, 2012 1:19 pm

We surveyed top-level executives across the country, and they told us they are planning to hire in 2013, but it is getting harder for them to find the talent they need. Here’s what business leaders told us that they’re looking for.

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How to write an email

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 29, 2012 1:00 pm

Emails are essential professional tools. They’re the new cover letters, cold calls and corporate communications. And yet some people still don’t know how to use them effectively. Here are some basic rules and advanced tips from the experts.

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Spies blow their own cover on social media sites

Peter Harris| Nov 27, 2012 5:36 pm

They weren’t outed by double agents or hostile governments, no they actually lost their covert status because of status updates. These spies shared the details of their security jobs on their Facebook and LinkedIn profiles.

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Career lessons from Rob Ford

Christina Bruce| Nov 27, 2012 11:11 am

Sounds crazy, right? Maybe not. There is actually an important lesson to learn from the fall of the notorious Toronto Mayor.

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Holiday shopping mayhem: How to deal with angry customers

Jenna Charlton| Nov 23, 2012 2:47 pm

As happens fairly predictably, videos are circulating of hoards of Black Friday shoppers fighting over discounted consumer goods. Here are some tips to help retail staff handle the madness and keep their cool this holiday season.

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