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Five warning signs that your last-minute summer job is going to suck

Peter Harris | Aug 1, 2014 12:25 pm

If you’re just looking for a summer job now, you’re late to the game. There are some still available, but you’ll definitely have fewer choices. So here are some red flags to watch out for not to take the job.

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CLMs: The Career-Limiting Moves that many people make

Colleen Clarke| Jun 15, 2011 10:49 am

Could poor communication skills and annoying behaviour be limiting your employment sustainability? Career experts weigh in on some of the most common career-limiting moves (CLMs) that they witness time and again.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Life At Work,
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The only five interview questions you need to prepare for

Colleen Clarke| Jun 15, 2011 10:35 am

Interviewers are very busy people. When you walk into an interview, consider that they already want to hire you. They just want you to be the right fit so they can get on with their next task at hand. The answers to these five questions can tell them all they need to know.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies,

So you’re thinking about going freelance

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 15, 2011 10:19 am

Freelance writer Elizabeth Bromstein looks at the growing trend of people working freelance or contract positions and draws on her years of experience being self-employed to offer some advice for those thinking about striking it out on their own.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Life At Work,
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Job search blunders, bloopers and bungles

Colleen Clarke| Jun 14, 2011 1:56 pm

Looking for a job can be stressful work. You’re constantly writing and revising your resume and cover letters, calling strangers or waiting for the phone to ring. Just a little carelessness during this period can hurt your chances of success. HR experts share some of the unintentionally humorous slip-ups they’ve seen.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies,

Workplace monitoring: Who’s secretly watching you work?

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 23, 2011 12:33 pm

How much privacy you can or should be able to expect in the workplace is a fairly hot button issue lately, as employers are making use of technologies that allow them to monitor computer use, emails exchanges and much more.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Employment Law, Latest News & Advice, Life At Work,
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Your last-minute guide to finding a summer job

Colleen Clarke| May 20, 2011 3:48 pm

It might seem a little late to start thinking about landing a summer job for 2011, but don’t give up hope just yet. You can still manage to secure a productive and profitable summer this year. Get some expert tips; plus find out the top five industries that hire young people with little or no experience.

Category: Job Search Strategies,
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What are these weird job interview questions really looking for?

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 16, 2011 10:00 am

Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to answer these questions perfectly, as that will cause you to appear stressed out and flustered. These head-scratchers are aimed at testing your approach, not your answer. The strangest questions we’ve heard so far?

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies,

Misguided wardrobe choices

Colleen Clarke| Apr 20, 2011 3:42 pm

The rise of business casual (and outright casual) workplaces changed the way a lot of people dress for work in the morning. These new rules for work attire have left some people wondering what to wear and others committing fashion atrocities. The worst offences?

Category: Life At Work,
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Reference Checking: How much do you really need to know?

Colleen Clarke| Apr 18, 2011 12:51 pm

Reference checks are getting harder and harder to validate due to the privacy laws in Canada and the fact that many companies now have an HR policy that only allows for job validation, not reference checking. How can you get the information you need to make the right hire?

Category: Recruiting and Managing,