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Your unwillingness to make small talk is nothing to be proud of and not helping your career

Elizabeth Bromstein | May 22, 2015 9:07 pm

At some point, someone, somewhere came up with this idea that avoiding small talk and only engaging in big, deep, meaningful conversation is the hallmark of a superior moral, intellectual, and spiritual character.
That’s ridiculous.

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Too hot for the office? What not to wear to work (even in summer)

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 2, 2013 8:04 pm

It can be difficult to get dressed for work in the middle of summer. The heat may have you tempted to through on your shorts and sandals just to keep cool. Career and fashion experts weigh-in on the wisdom of that strategy. Here’s what not to wear.

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What to bring to a job interview

Colleen Clarke| Jul 31, 2013 2:21 pm

The best philosophy when prepping for an interview is to expect the unexpected, err on the side of caution, and bring more than what you think you might need. Here’s what to have on hand.

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It's time for introverts to take charge

Networking strategies for introverts

Helen Rendl| Jul 26, 2013 11:48 am

Effective networking does not need to be limited to extroverts and social butterfly types. You can enhance your networking skills by creating a framework that suits your personality and goals, but also employs some industry-recognized best practices.

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Why everyone needs to get fired every now and then

Peter Harris| Jul 24, 2013 4:45 pm

Change is scary, but there are definite upsides to setbacks. While no one wants to lose their job, sometimes being let go can be the best thing that could happen to your career. Here’s why.

Category: Career Dilemmas,

Was studying worth it? The university degrees with the highest (and lowest) unemployment rates

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 18, 2013 2:32 pm

Some folks have been questioning the value of a university degree lately. Particularly an undergrad. After all, if everyone has one, and they really do crank those things out, then what’s it worth? Here’s a look at the degrees that pay off on the job market – and those that don’t.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Student,
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Budget airline says only ‘lightweight women’ need apply

Peter Harris| Jul 17, 2013 3:44 pm

Can you imagine if WestJet, Air Canada or Porter suddenly announced that from now on they were only going to hire slender women to be their flight attendants? Well that’s just what one discount airline has said that it will be doing from now on.

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Should you work for free? Unpaid interns are fighting back

Nicole Wray| Jul 15, 2013 1:39 pm

Recent cases in the US and Canada of unpaid interns taking legal action against their former employers are challenging the practice of exchanging free labour for on-the-job experience. Is working for free becoming a thing of the past?

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Networking refined: New practices for making connections that count

Colleen Clarke| Jul 11, 2013 7:36 pm

How to make the most of the time you have and people you’re connected to in order to forge a powerful network of supporters for your career success.

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The bullies are being rewarded at work (and what you can do about it)

Peter Harris| Jul 10, 2013 2:23 pm

A new management study reveals that people who act aggressively and hostile towards others are likely to receive high evaluations from their bosses and reach greater levels of career success. Here’s how to stop it.

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