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Single typo sinks 124-year-old company

Elizabeth Bromstein | Jan 30, 2015 9:15 pm

If ever there was a story that demonstrates the value of proofreading, this is it. Here is the tale of how the accidental omission of a single letter – a typo – ruined a 124-year-old company and cost the UK government a potential $13 million.


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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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Disabled worker paid $1.25 per hour has viable human rights complaint

Norman Grosman| Nov 22, 2012 10:19 am


The Ontario Human Rights Commission has made the rare move of reconsidering its earlier judgement in the case of a disabled woman who was paid a small fraction of what her coworkers earned.



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Student lands the highest starting salary ever

Peter Harris| Nov 20, 2012 6:09 pm


A class of 2012 graduate has reportedly been hired for a job paying the most ever for a starting salary. [UPDATE: A spokesperson for the school has since apologized for misreporting the extraordinary salary.]



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QR Codes, Embedded Video, Hyperlinks: How to create an awesome online resume

Jenna Charlton| Nov 12, 2012 9:38 am


The traditional text resume is starting to look passé in the online world. Here are some expert tips for creating a modern high-tech resume that showcases your skills and your savvy.



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Three ways to get ahead without having to work harder

Nicole Wray| Nov 9, 2012 9:31 am


According to a study recently released by the Center for Talent Innovation, “executive presence” is the real key to career success. Here are three ways that you can project authority and take your career to the next level.



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How interviewers interpret your body language

Colleen Clarke| Nov 6, 2012 10:15 am


Experts say that at least 55% of the message we communicate is delivered through our body language. Make sure that you don’t lose credibility in a job interview by undermining your words with your non-verbal clues.



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The late thirties are the new twenties for men

Peter Harris| Nov 5, 2012 12:00 pm


When is the greatest period of a man’s life? It’s not your crazy university days or the single adventurous years of your twenties. No, a new survey of 1,000 men shows that they are having the best time of their lives at age thirty-seven. Here’s why.



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