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10 examples of instances in which you should keep your mouth shut

Elizabeth Bromstein | Jul 25, 2014 5:40 pm

Knowing when you to open your mouth and when to keep it shut is a valuable wisdom. We all sometimes don’t speak up when we should, and do speak when we shouldn’t. Successful people know the value of keeping quiet.


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When terminated, your rights go beyond the Employment Standards Act

Norman Grosman| Sep 22, 2011 10:08 am


One Workopolis user’s former employer offers him the minimum amount of severance pay as prescribed by the Employment Standards Act. Our lawyer, Norman Grosman has a wake-up call for him.



Category: Employment Law,
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When employees crack: high profile resignations

Christina Bruce| Sep 20, 2011 4:11 pm


An employee leaves angrily it goes viral — how do you handle the situation? We take a look at some high profile resignations we’ll never forget, and outline a five point plan for damage control should the situation happen in your business.



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Five simple ways to get better results from your resume

Ozzie Saunds| Sep 20, 2011 12:11 pm


A resume provides you with a tool that can be used to win interviews and increase their chances of getting a job. Here are some resume suggestions to enable you to develop a tool capable of getting yourself on the radars of hiring managers and employers.



Category: Resumes, Student,
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Closing the deal: How to end a job interview

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Sep 13, 2011 10:52 am


You’ve rehearsed your answers for the tough job interview questions, but are you ready to end the interview? While it’s true that first impressions are important, many people forget that last impressions tend to linger. Ending a job interview is nearly as important as starting one. Here’s how to make it count.



Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies,
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Canadian employment rate holds steady in August

Peter Harris| Sep 9, 2011 9:19 am


Statistics Canada’s August Labour Force Survey reveals little change in the Canadian employment rate from July, with the overall unemployment rate inching up to 7.3 percent. Which sectors and regions saw gains, and who took a hit over the summer?



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Canadian vacation times revisited: How much is enough?

Jenna Charlton| Sep 8, 2011 10:04 am


The world would be a better place if we all had more vacation. Jenna takes a closer look at Canada’s two-week mandatory vacation policy. Compared to many countries around to world, it turns out that we are dismally behind the times when it comes to vacation time.



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The new style that makes writing cover letters easy

Colleen Clarke| Sep 7, 2011 12:00 pm


Writing cover letters can be the bane of some candidates’ existence. It is one thing to create a resume of ones’ accomplishments in the Action/Result format. It is another thing altogether to have to creatively sell yourself in engaging, personable language with each job posting. Here to save the day is the ‘T letter’.



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Sample of a T-style cover letter

Colleen Clarke| Sep 7, 2011 11:48 am


Writing cover letters can be the bane of some candidates’ existence. It is one thing to create a resume of ones’ accomplishments in the Action Result format. It is another thing altogether to have to creatively sell yourself in engaging, personable language with each job posting. Here to save the day is the ‘T letter’. View a sample:



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The highest paying jobs – that don’t require a university degree

Elizabeth Bromstein| Sep 6, 2011 11:15 am


Many people think that going to university is what you need to do if you want to get a good job, but this isn’t always the case. For all of those not going back to school this September, we’ve compiled a list of the top paying gigs you can land with just a high school education.



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