International index of ignorance

New international poll reveals the ‘most ignorant’ countries (Canadians aren’t the dumbest)

Peter Harris | Oct 30, 2014 6:12 pm

An international survey of public perceptions reveals how much Canadians know about the basic make-up of our population and the scale of some key social issues. Here’s what most of us get wrong and how we compare to other countries.

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Would you give your Facebook password to a potential employer?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 23, 2012 2:10 pm

Stories of employers asking candidates to hand over their Facebook passwords so that they can screen their online activities without any privacy filters blocking their access have been all over the news this week. It has many wondering, “can they really do that?”

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Black Businessman

How the Baby Boomers and Generation Y are squeezing out Gen Xers

Nicole Wray| Mar 23, 2012 10:00 am

Many members of Generation X have long felt that they were being asked to play second fiddle to the huge Boomer demographic than came before them. Now they’re also feeling the pressure from the younger Gen Y cohort coming up from behind.

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Having a successful career without a bachelor’s degree

Colleen Clarke| Mar 20, 2012 11:06 am

It is no secret that we have a knowledge-based economy, but there are many different types of knowledge needed to keep the country prosperous. There are other paths to success besides a university degree.

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Job interview

The only three job interview questions that matter

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 19, 2012 11:23 am

While a recruiter might ask you numerous questions during your job interview, experts say that these are all just variations of three basic questions. And these three are the only ones that count.

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Attractive Blonde Businesswoman

Five unfair ways that people make more money

Peter Harris| Mar 16, 2012 12:28 pm

There are a number of non-merit-based ways that a person can end up getting hired faster, being more often promoted and receiving higher salaries than their similarly qualified coworkers. How can you be one of the lucky few?

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The top 10 industries hiring in Canada between April and June 2012

Peter Harris| Mar 15, 2012 12:17 pm

The results of a new survey of the hiring intentions of 1,900 Canadian employers from across regions and industries have just been released, and many say they are predicting growth. Where are the new jobs going to be over the coming months?

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Surviving your first day at a new job

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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