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Are you too smart to get hired?

Peter Harris | Jul 23, 2014 10:25 am

Here’s the thing with being very, very smart: the brightest people are not always the most successful. Sometimes having too much intelligence can be a problem on the job market. Here’s the trouble with smart people.


Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice,

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Personality clash: Extroverts versus introverts at work

Jenna Charlton| Mar 14, 2011 11:47 am


A workplace usually has a wide range of personalities, so what happens when extremes collide? There are no greater opposites than the introvert and extrovert. Can these two character types successfully coexist?



Category: Life At Work,
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My grandmother died (again): The least believable excuses for missing work

Colleen Clarke| Feb 21, 2011 3:40 pm


HR managers to share some of the bizarre reasons their employees have given for missing work. We also have some tips on how to get a day off without the bad Karma of faking yet another family funeral.



Category: Life At Work, Recruiting and Managing,
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Does an employer’s use of spy cams amount to constructive dismissal?

Norman Grosman| Feb 16, 2011 1:18 pm


One woman quits her job after visiting her supervisor’s office and discovering a live video feed of her own workspace on display. Will the courts agree that this invasion of privacy was a justifiable reason for walking out?



Category: Employment Law,
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Bosszilla: How to deal with bad boss behaviour

Colleen Clarke| Feb 15, 2011 10:52 am


Colleen lists some of the bad boss horror stories she’s heard in her years as a career columnist and advisor, and she offers up some survival tips for working with a ‘Bosszilla.’ Find our when you can make it work, and when it’s time to flee.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Life At Work,
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Don’t quit your job just yet: The mystery of the disappearing job offer

Jenna Charlton| Feb 14, 2011 5:11 pm


There is no offer until there is a written offer. Sometimes what seems like a ’sure thing’ after the job interview mysteriously just doesn’t pan out. Why does this happen and what can you do about it?



Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies,
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The best and the worst jobs for 2011

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 14, 2011 1:01 pm


Thinking of a career change? Or just want to know where your job fits in on the scale of best and worst jobs? A new list counts down 200 career options for 2011. Who has the worst job in the world?



Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work,
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Judge rules that when photos are taken, they are meant to be viewed

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 14, 2011 9:49 am


Your private life just got a little less private. A judge has made a ruling that could set a rather disturbing precedent regarding the privacy of photos and what can be shared on the Internet.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work,
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Don’t sweat your cover letter; there’s a good chance it won’t be read

Marina Gapeenkova| Feb 8, 2011 1:24 pm


Recruiters can receive hundreds of resumes in a matter of days. They have only short time to screen all of these applicants. That’s why they go directly to the source of candidates’ skills and experience. Which is your resume, not your cover letter.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes,
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More candidates having plastic surgery to get the job

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 10, 2011 1:12 pm


A new trend is seeing more and more candidates going under the knife to improve their chances in the interview room. Is having cosmetic surgery to alter your appearance really the answer to landing the job?



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