Common resume skills that are obsolete in 2014

Ten work skills that are obsolete in 2014

Peter Harris | Oct 1, 2014 10:48 am

There are numerous phrases that at one time were commonly listed as resume skills and searched for by employers that have been used less and less frequently over the past decade. Including these now makes your resume look out-of-date.


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Onboarding: How to survive your first day at a new job

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Mar 14, 2012 10:09 am


Many of us change jobs (approximately five to seven times during our careers) and find ourselves coming in to new work environments. Here are some tips for surviving and making the most of those crucial first few days.



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Controversial kisses: Some important rules of international etiquette

Jenna Charlton| Mar 13, 2012 10:24 am


Every country and culture has different expectations in regard to business customs and etiquette. Here’s a look at some of the behaviours that could land you in hot water around the world.



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Unemployment rate down only slightly, as Canada’s job market remains sluggish

Peter Harris| Mar 9, 2012 9:30 am


Canada’s economy shed more jobs in February, while at the same time the unemployment rate edged downwards. Which regions and industries saw gains last month, and who was the hardest hit?



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It's not who you are, it's how you dress

Study: It’s not who you are, it’s how you dress

Peter Harris| Mar 6, 2012 3:56 pm


Want to perform better on the job and get ahead at work? A new study indicates that there’s a simple way that you can accomplish both at the same time. Suit up.



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How your name could be a barrier to your career success

How your name could be a barrier to your career success

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 5, 2012 10:12 am


A new report from the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology shows that people with certain kinds of names have a much easier time getting ahead in the workplace, while others get left behind. Do you have one of the lucky surnames?



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What employers are really looking for: The top in-demand skills and degrees

Peter Harris| Feb 28, 2012 3:09 pm


New research indicates there is a serious disconnect between the skills employers are looking for in candidates and what skills job seekers are highlighting in their applications. So what are the most sought after skills and degrees for 2012?



Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Student,
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Does your resume realize that it’s 2012 already?

Colleen Clarke| Feb 28, 2012 10:52 am


Still writing your resume the way you were first taught in school? A lot of resume rules that were made up in the typewriter and early word processor era somehow still get cited well into the Internet age. It may be time to modernize your resume.



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Your Facebook profile reveals how well you will perform on the job

Peter Harris| Feb 21, 2012 3:42 pm


A new research study indicates that employers can learn all they need to know about how well you will perform on the job just from checking out your Facebook profile.



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The 20 worst excuses for coming in late

Colleen Clarke| Feb 21, 2012 11:18 am


In a recent survey, 10-20% of employees in the U.S. and Canada stated they are late at least one day a week. Here are some of the stranger ways they’ve tried to explain it.



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