The mathematical formula for job interviews

Cracking the code: The mathematical formula for acing your next job interview

Peter Harris | Sep 19, 2014 7:10 pm

While there is no way to calculate chemistry and charisma in a job interview, these easy-to-remember equations can help take your performance from intermediate to advanced. Job interviewing by the numbers.


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In defense of a liberal arts education

What to study: In defense of a liberal arts education

Peter Harris| Dec 12, 2011 3:45 pm


Last week’s article on the university degrees with the highest unemployment rates stirred up the debate on this site. It turns out that having one of those same degrees can be the very thing that protects you career growth and security.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Student,
Generation Y woman telecommuting

According to Generation Y, offices have become irrelevant

Nicole Wray| Dec 9, 2011 3:51 pm


Not only do college students believe it’s unnecessary to work from an office regularly, but 60% also believe that once they start working, it should be their right (and not just a privilege) to work remotely with a flexible schedule.



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Angry female boss

The emerging office bully: Study suggests women are the new nightmare bosses

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Dec 6, 2011 9:39 am


As women continue to climb the rungs of business, they’re subject to the same emotions and stresses as men. A recent survey by the British Association of Anger Management reports that an increasing number of women in positions of power are bullying colleagues.



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Job searching can be a drag: 5 tips to make it more interesting and successful

Jenna Charlton| Dec 5, 2011 10:12 am


Job searching is a job. Like at any job, doing some of the same tasks day in, day out can get a bit dry. However, adding a little twist to the routine can be amazing (and hopefully land you a job).



Category: Job Search Strategies,
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Canadian unemployment rate climbs in November

Peter Harris| Dec 2, 2011 10:16 am


The Canadian economy has lost jobs for three of the last four months. However the latest employment numbers from Stats Can aren’t all grim. Who saw gains and who took a hit in November?



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Office conflict

Warning signs: How to spot a bad company culture during the interview

Peter Harris| Nov 28, 2011 2:21 pm


Working in a toxic environment can take a huge toll on your mental and even physical health. The quality if your work will suffer, and your own personal brand can be tainted by association. So you’re better off steering clear. Here are some signs of a noxious workplace to look out for.



Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies,
Twenty-something urban woman

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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Man in a suit with Canadian money

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.



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