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10 phrases to strike from your vocabulary right now

Elizabeth Bromstein | Nov 21, 2014 7:43 pm

The way you communicate has a big impact on whether you get ahead in your career. It’s important not to come across as dishonest, whiny, or lazy. Here are ten phrases to never say if you want to avoid giving the wrong impression.

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Strategies for starting off a new job right

Colleen Clarke| Jul 17, 2012 9:44 am

Starting off at your first job can be daunting. Just getting the job is hard enough. Then on day one a whole new learning curve begins. Here are six tactics you can use to help you get the most of the position and the experience.

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The downside of getting a salary boost

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Jul 16, 2012 9:46 am

Who doesn’t want a raise? Receiving a pay increase is considered to be a happy event, right? Not always. Here’s how a raise can sometimes bring you down, and what you can do about it.

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Yoga instructor fired for glaring at Facebook employee

Peter Harris| Jul 13, 2012 1:24 pm

Apparently the folks at Facebook like to Facebook a lot. A yoga instructor was fired from her gig at the social networking company headquarters after an incident with an employee during one of her classes. What happened?

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Youth unemployment: How to build a competitive edge in tough times

Peter Harris| Jul 11, 2012 3:09 pm

Unemployment for younger workers remains stubbornly high at nearly double the national average in Canada. Here’s what young people should be doing right now to break into the labour market and build the foundations for successful careers.

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Student accidentally attaches actor’s photo instead of resume to job application

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Jul 10, 2012 2:10 pm

When a York University student accidently attached a JPG of Nicholas Cage to her job application (instead of her resume), images of the gaffe caught the attention of the web. Here’s a last minute checklist to help protect your applications from slip-ups like this.

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You really talk like that? The most irritating business jargon

Jenna Charlton| Jul 9, 2012 10:51 am

Ever notice that some people have formed the habit of speaking in empty catch-phrases and invented terminologies that render their speech either incomprehensible or meaningless. Where does this jargon come from?

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Jobless rate in Canada drops in June

Peter Harris| Jul 6, 2012 9:39 am

The Canadian economy saw only modest job creation last month, but even these slight gains were enough to defy most economic predictions and edge the overall unemployment rate down. Read the details.

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Career skills and assessment tests for kids in kindergarten?

Peter Harris| Jul 5, 2012 12:39 pm

A new digital tool to be tested this fall aims to assess the career goals, performance and readiness of children beginning in kindergarten. Is it time to start focussing on our career paths at five-years-old?

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Six surprisingly high paying jobs

Peter Harris| Jul 3, 2012 11:37 am

A new report has just come out listing six surprising career options that can pay over $100,000 – and they aren’t just for bankers, insurance folks and executives.

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