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How I know I’m not going to hire you before I even meet you

Elizabeth Bromstein | Aug 21, 2014 4:15 pm

It’s an old cliche that you only get one chance to make a first impression. And when that impression is via written communication, it can be even more difficult. Don’t make these mistakes.


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What not to study: The 20 university degrees with the highest unemployment rates

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 25, 2011 10:30 am


People don’t choose what to study merely based on employability, but job potential does often play a role in the decision. Here’s a look at the degrees most and least likely to land you a job.



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What you must know before (and what to ask during) a job interview

Colleen Clarke| Nov 22, 2011 12:45 pm


At the job interview, there are 13 things that you must know to show the employer that you are a serious contender – and there are some smart questions you can ask to show your career savvy. Find out what they are.



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There is no cap on the severance you can be paid

Norman Grosman| Nov 15, 2011 4:44 pm


The Ontario Court of Appeal has brought down a ruling that alters some long-standing beliefs about what the maximum severance pay employers have to offer lower-level workers.



Category: Employment Law,
How your face may be hurting your job prospects

How your face may be hurting your job prospects

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 14, 2011 11:51 am


It turns out that your looks really do matter. Two new academic studies suggest that your face can significantly influence how successful you will be in a job interview.



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The skinny on salary: How your weight affects your paycheque

The skinny on salary: How your weight affects your paycheque

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 14, 2011 11:29 am


Think that skinny broad in the corner office is capitalizing on her neck cords and jutting collarbones? You might be right. It turns out that thin women make more that their average sized coworkers.



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Everything you need to know about career success  - you learned in elementary school

Everything I need to know about career success – I learned in elementary school

Peter Harris| Nov 9, 2011 3:11 pm


Well, I may have gotten older, but very little else has changed over the years. In the world of career survival, the scene of captains picking teams in the playground is still very much being played out. And the captains are picking their players for the same four reasons now as they did back then.



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Five phone faux pas – and how to actually use your telephone

Colleen Clarke| Nov 7, 2011 10:10 am


Tip: Your phone can actually be used as a tool for voice communication – and when done properly this can become a powerful marketing tool for your personal professionalism and brand. Just avoid the few behaviours that bother everyone.



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Canada sees huge job losses in October

Canada sees huge job losses in October

Peter Harris| Nov 4, 2011 9:49 am


Statistics Canada’s October Labour Force Survey reveals larger than expected losses on the Canadian job market last month with the overall unemployment rate climbing back up to 7.3 per cent. One province in particular was hardest by full-time job losses in October.



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How to use Facebook to find the latest job opportunities

Peter Harris| Nov 2, 2011 2:39 pm


Workopolis has launched a new job search application for Facebook. Now along with keeping up to date with friends and connections, you’ll easily be able to keep an eye on the job market and who’s hiring in your field right on Facebook.



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