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What your finger length says about you

Elizabeth Bromstein | Feb 25, 2015 9:27 pm

They can tell a lot about someone by their digit ratio. In this case, the length of a woman’s index finger can predict the type of job she’ll have.

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The late thirties are the new twenties for men

Peter Harris| Nov 5, 2012 12:00 pm

When is the greatest period of a man’s life? It’s not your crazy university days or the single adventurous years of your twenties. No, a new survey of 1,000 men shows that they are having the best time of their lives at age thirty-seven. Here’s why.

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No new jobs, unemployment remains static in October

Peter Harris| Nov 2, 2012 9:56 am

Statistics Canada has just released its monthly report on the state of the Canadian job market. The news is… underwhelming. Canada added almost new jobs last month leaving the unemployment rate unchanged.

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How not to get the job (and to get banned from all future jobs as well)

Peter Harris| Oct 31, 2012 8:11 am

A survey of 1,500 recruiters and hiring managers reveals the five things that most turn them off hiring a candidate. (Including what bothers them so much, they’ll actually ban a job seeker from all future positions with their company too.)

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Workplace horror stories

Trina Rehberg| Oct 30, 2012 10:50 am

From a wardrobe malfunction during a job interview to a psycho bosses’ head games, Workopolis shares some true spine-tingling on-the-job horror stories that can help put an ordinary bad day into perspective.

Category: Life At Work,
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What scares us the most at work?

Jenna Charlton| Oct 29, 2012 9:57 am

A recent survey of hundreds of working people reveals what they are most afraid of on the job. Public speaking, Halloween costumes and office conflicts may scare some employees, but that’s not what really terrifies most people.

Category: Life At Work,
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Why no one calls you after your interviews

Ozzie Saunds| Oct 24, 2012 10:51 am

Did you have an interview you thought went well, yet, you never received a phone call with a job offer afterwards? Here are some potential reasons why the interview you thought was exceptional, did not get you the job.

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No Revenge of the Nerds: Popular kids do better throughout their careers too

Peter Harris| Oct 23, 2012 10:44 am

We’ve all heard the theory that after high-school, when you get out in the ‘real world,’ it’s time for the revenge of the nerds. The smart and studious and therefore unpopular students will grow up into the captains of industry outperforming the cooler kids. It turns out that this isn’t actually the case.

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The battle over LinkedIn profiles at work heats up

Peter Harris| Oct 22, 2012 10:48 am

One woman’s former company hijacks her LinkedIn account and substitutes her name and profile picture with those of her replacement. Another man is fired for a profile update on the social networking site. The courts have weighed-in on both issues.

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How to stand out and get noticed by HR and hiring managers

Jenna Charlton| Oct 19, 2012 12:05 pm

In a tight job market, when many jobs receive numerous applications from equally and fully qualified candidates, it has become increasingly important for job seekers to find ways to make themselves stand out from the crowd. Here are some recent trends.

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