Two men talking over coffee

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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Man hit with hefty tax bill when authorities discover ‘secret job’ on LinkedIn

Peter Harris| May 27, 2013 9:45 am

Key learning from the news this morning: If you’re going to claim to have no income, you shouldn’t post your job on your LinkedIn profile.

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What employers are really looking for in new grads

Study reveals what qualities employers really want in entry-level candidates

Peter Harris| May 25, 2013 1:25 pm

A new survey of hundreds of Canadian business owners reveals what they are really looking for in student and entry-level candidates. Surprisingly, education, experience, references and recommendations all rank near the bottom of the list. Here’s what they do care about.

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woman working late

Which industries work the longest hours?

Christina Bruce| May 24, 2013 11:08 am

Find out which five industries are most likely to work 50-plus hours a week — and why that kind of schedule might actually backfire.

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How to overcome job interview anxiety

What’s hurting men’s chances in job interviews – and how to overcome it

Peter Harris| May 24, 2013 10:50 am

Nervous that your upcoming job interview isn’t going to go well? Unfortunately, those worries may become a self-fulfilling prophecy – especially for men. Here are five tips for overcoming the interview anxiety that can hold you back.

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Job application

Clearing the last hurdle: How to avoid job reference red flags

Jenna Charlton| May 23, 2013 9:05 am

Collecting a reliable set of employment references is an ongoing process. Supplying them is usually the last hurdle you have to clear when securing each new job along the way. Here’s how to avoid getting tripped up at the finish line.

Category: Job Search Strategies,
How to create a sexy resume

Four tips for a ‘sexy’ resume – and four big turn offs to avoid

Peter Harris| May 22, 2013 11:20 am

In a tight job market – where employers can receive 100 applications for every opportunity they post, you need an exceptionally attractive resume in order to catch their eye. Here’s how you can make yours stand out – while avoiding the biggest blunders.

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How to find a job when no one's hiring for your degree

How to land a job when your education won’t open any doors for you

Colleen Clarke| May 21, 2013 10:59 am

When you have a very specific education in a field that no one is recruiting for, or you have a very vague education in a little bit of everything, you are going to have to rely on more than just your degree to get you in the door of your first job.

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What's in a name?

What’s in a name? The size of your paycheque, apparently

Peter Harris| May 16, 2013 1:23 pm

Parents, choose wisely. A new report says that what you name your child can have an impact on his or her future career success and earnings. It turns out that having a shorter name can also give you an advantage.

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How to get a job in Canada

15 tips for landing a job in Canada: A guide for New Canadians

Colleen Clarke| May 16, 2013 11:57 am

Whether you are reading this article in your home country or have just landed here, these guidelines will help you understand the ins and outs of looking for a job in Canada.

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