Devastated 1D fans asking for time off to cope with Zayn Malik’s departure

Elizabeth Bromstein | Mar 27, 2015 3:26 pm

If you want to be taken seriously as a professional, here is something you should never, ever do: ask for time off work to grieve because a member has left your favourite boy band.

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Disabled worker paid $1.25 per hour has viable human rights complaint

Norman Grosman| Nov 22, 2012 10:19 am

The Ontario Human Rights Commission has made the rare move of reconsidering its earlier judgement in the case of a disabled woman who was paid a small fraction of what her coworkers earned.

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Student lands the highest starting salary ever

Peter Harris| Nov 20, 2012 6:09 pm

A class of 2012 graduate has reportedly been hired for a job paying the most ever for a starting salary. [UPDATE: A spokesperson for the school has since apologized for misreporting the extraordinary salary.]

Category: Latest News & Advice, Student,
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QR Codes, Embedded Video, Hyperlinks: How to create an awesome online resume

Jenna Charlton| Nov 12, 2012 9:38 am

The traditional text resume is starting to look passé in the online world. Here are some expert tips for creating a modern high-tech resume that showcases your skills and your savvy.

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Three ways to get ahead without having to work harder

Nicole Wray| Nov 9, 2012 9:31 am

According to a study recently released by the Center for Talent Innovation, “executive presence” is the real key to career success. Here are three ways that you can project authority and take your career to the next level.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Life At Work,
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How interviewers interpret your body language

Colleen Clarke| Nov 6, 2012 10:15 am

Experts say that at least 55% of the message we communicate is delivered through our body language. Make sure that you don’t lose credibility in a job interview by undermining your words with your non-verbal clues.

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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.)

Category: Job Search Strategies,
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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.

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