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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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Job search no no’s: A check-list of the things candidates shouldn’t be doing

Colleen Clarke| Sep 2, 2011 1:07 pm

This may be your first kick at a professional work search or you may be on round five, six or seven. Either way, there are many little behaviors that you might be doing that could be sabotaging your success with employers or recruiters. Common slip ups or don’t knows might include the following. Get your [...]

Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,
Young businessman

Unfriendly fire? How to get a reference after you’ve been let go

Peter Harris| Aug 31, 2011 3:05 pm

You’ve just lost your job, and you know that future employers are going to want to talk to your former bosses. Can you still get a reference from the company that has fired you? It’s a tricky situation, obviously, but here are some things you can do.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Employment Law,
Business man and woman

Winning and whining – the two lists you need to keep

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Aug 26, 2011 1:05 pm

Being prepared to speak eloquently about the success and challenges of you career can be a powerful way to communicate your value in salary negotiations and job interviews. Here’s how to be ready when the time comes.

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The nasty truth: It pays to be disagreeable

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 18, 2011 4:29 pm

A new study finds that friendly people earn significantly lower incomes than “disagreeable” ones. This was particularly true for men. How is being too nice affecting your career?

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Are Canadians working themselves into an early grave?

Colleen Clarke| Aug 17, 2011 2:11 pm

Career advisor Colleen Clarke sees too many people coming to her for advice when they’re on the verge of a break-down from the long hours and hectic pace of their work. She has some alternatives to offer.

Category: Life At Work,
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Getting out of a dead-end industry

Ozzie Saunds| Aug 15, 2011 3:50 pm

Our recent article on ‘Doomed Industries’ struck a nerve. Many people are worried that they may be working in a field that’s stuck in a downward spiral. Ozzie Saunds talks to one professional who made the leap from the struggling automotive industry to a whole new career path. How’d he do it?

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies,
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Ontario court slams Human Rights Tribunal decision

Norman Grosman| Aug 15, 2011 10:21 am

When a terminated employee took her case to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal claiming to have been discriminated against based on her “race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, ethnic origin, disability, creed and sex,” it seemed like an open and shut case. Until the courts took a closer look at the details.

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Business People

Seven coworkers we can do without (and how to fix them)

Peter Harris| Aug 10, 2011 5:25 pm

You probably work with a few people every day whose inconsiderate actions drive others crazy. It’s possible that some of the most annoying coworkers don’t even know how irritating their behaviour is. That ‘ignorance-is-bliss’ streak ends now. We’re shedding some light on the worst offenders out there.

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When Grandma didn’t really die (how to handle social media slip-ups)

Christina Bruce| Aug 10, 2011 1:55 pm

We’ve all heard of employees who call in sick or fake a funeral, only to have photos of them beer bonging the night before appear on Facebook. When employees slip up on social media, do you know where your company stands? Lawyer Kathleen Hogan talks to Workopolis about what every business should know.

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