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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How to get started on your very first resume

Colleen Clarke| Jan 25, 2012 9:44 am


Writing your first resume can be intimidating. Often people have never had a real job with a paycheque when they sit down to start this document. That’s why they’re writing a resume. Here’s how to define the skills and experience you didn’t even know you had.



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The 20-hour work week

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Jan 23, 2012 10:09 am


Are you able to maintain a healthy work/life balance? A think tank in the UK is promoting the idea of a greatly reduced work week in order to create jobs and increase the quality of life for workers.



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10 deadly resume sins

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 18, 2012 2:54 pm


Wondering why you never hear back after sending your resume to a potential employer? Hiring Managers share the ten things that will make them immediately throw out your resume.



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The office flirt is affecting your brain

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Jan 16, 2012 10:48 am


Feeling a little bit dumber? The office flirt might be doing you more harm than you think. Not only can they distract you, but the unwanted attention can also affect how your brain works.



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How to deal with a bad job interview

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Jan 12, 2012 3:51 pm


Imagine being treated unprofessionally during a job interview. It happened to Renée, and she has some advice for staying cool and coming out on top.



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Working for free: How to use volunteer jobs to give your career a boost

Colleen Clarke| Jan 10, 2012 4:26 pm


Volunteering teaches you valuable life lessons, broadens your network and gives you skills that you can add to your resume. Here’s how you can make the most of a volunteer opportunity.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,
Harrassment

Would you accept a little sexual harassment for a bigger pay cheque?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 9, 2012 9:53 am


How much is sexual harassment worth to you? A new study finds that jobs in which employees face a higher risk of sexual harassment receive a higher pay than people in jobs where the risk is low.



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Canada sees more jobs, more jobless in December

Peter Harris| Jan 6, 2012 10:07 am


After two months of job losses, the Canadian economy saw job gains last month. However the unemployment rate still managed to creep higher in December. Which sectors and regions saw gains, and who took a hit?



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Three essential career resolutions for 2012

Ozzie Saunds| Jan 5, 2012 2:14 pm


Welcome to 2012. It’s a new year, and with a new year often comes big plans, like ditching the old job for a shiny new one. Here are three career resolutions you can make to increase the chance of that dream becoming a reality.



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