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10 ways to make people immediately think you’re awesome

Elizabeth Bromstein | July 13, 2015 3:41 pm

Being likeable is key to pretty much everything in life, from accessing the hidden job market to climbing the ladder, to getting a raise.


Category: Latest News & Advice

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What to wear to a technology job interview

Peter Harris| February 26, 2014 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.



Category: Career profiles, Job interviews, Technology
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Do you still need an education?

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 25, 2014 9:36 am


For decades we’ve been funneling people through the hallowed halls of higher learning as a requirement to get a good job. Do employers still need that piece of paper?



Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice, Student
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Sedentary careers are deadly

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 24, 2014 7:23 pm


If you’re sitting for several hours a day, you are putting your health and life at risk. How can we combat all that sedentary time in our day-to-day work lives?



Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
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Why you should be lining up your 2014 summer job right now – before it's too late

Peter Harris| February 21, 2014 9:00 am


Many big companies, federal and provincial government programs, outdoor attractions and municipalities all start accepting summer job applications very early in the year, and they often have deadlines for submission that fall weeks before spring even arrives.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Student
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The trick for faking the confidence you don't feel

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 20, 2014 5:43 pm


If you’re feeling nervous, not only can you fool others into believing your’re brimming with confidence, you can actually fool yourself. Here’s how.



Category: Job interviews, Latest News & Advice
Toronto musician and creative director, Tracy Jones

Career advice revisited: Instead of 'following' your passions – make them work for you

Tracy Jones| February 20, 2014 5:14 pm


In response to our recent article referring to following your passions as useless career advice for the job market, a Toronto musician / Creative Director offers his insights on how to succeed in cashing in on your talents – without selling them out.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Student
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The useless piece of career advice that everyone gives

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 20, 2014 11:22 am


You’re bound to hear this useless piece of career advice several times throughout the course of your life. Feel free to ignore it.



Category: Latest News & Advice
What employers wish more candidates knew

Five things employers wish you knew

Kevin Makra| February 19, 2014 10:33 am


Survey shows that Canadian companies want to hire. Unfortunately many candidates fall short in a few key areas. Here’s what employers say that job seekers need to know in order to land the job.



Category: Job Search Strategies
Researcher explains the hidden messages coded into job descriptions

Warning signs: HR expert reveals the hidden messages coded into job descriptions

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| February 17, 2014 9:56 am


You have to watch carefully for certain keywords or expressions buried in job description that may sound positive at first but actually have a much darker meaning. Here are some red flags and what they really reveal.



Category: Job Search Strategies