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Work from home jobs that pay six figures

Elizabeth Bromstein | June 30, 2015 2:32 pm

Some people still think work-from-home jobs are unskilled, fake, or unpaid or low paid, like stuffing envelopes or working on your novel. Here are nine that pay over $100K.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Salaries

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How much does it pay? The most underrated (and overrated) jobs of 2013

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 18, 2013 11:34 am

Here’s a look at why some of the glamorous job titles that get a lot of buzz right now really aren’t all they’re cracked up to be – and some lesser known career paths with great pay and growing outlook.

Category: Latest News & Advice
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

Career lessons from Rob Ford – Part II

Peter Harris| November 13, 2013 3:49 pm

The current situation swirling around the embattled Mayor of Toronto offers some valuable career lessons that can apply in other contexts as well. Here are three things we can all take away from Rob Ford’s public struggles.

Category: Latest News & Advice
Calling in sick

Fired, jailed for five years for calling in sick

Peter Harris| November 13, 2013 10:06 am

There have been a couple of stories in the news lately about people landing in increasingly hot water for feigning illness in order to get a day or two off work. Who’s ‘faking it’ the most, and what are the consequences.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
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No cleavage or giggling, law firm feels the need to instruct female employees

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 12, 2013 2:48 pm

Female employees at major law firm Clifford Chance are apparently disgruntled over a memo they received titled “Presentation Tips for Women.” The professional demeanor tips run from offensive, to silly, to incomprehensible. Read the details.

Category: Latest News & Advice
Your resume

What's wrong with your resume

Colleen Clarke| November 11, 2013 2:55 pm

Few mistakes on resumes get overlooked by hiring managers and recruiters. Here are the ones that Human Resources professionals say are the most likely to sink your chances.

Category: Resumes
Resume selection

Your resume has less than 10 seconds to avoid rejection: what employers look for

Peter Harris| November 7, 2013 10:50 am

Research has shown that most employers spend only seconds scanning a resume before deciding whether to reject it or put it aside for closer scrutiny. Here’s how to survive that crucial first survey.

Category: Resumes, Uncategorised
First twenty-days at a new job

Great expectations: How to win at your first 20 days in a new job

Colleen Clarke| November 6, 2013 3:39 pm

You have just landed a new job. You have 10 days to make an impression, and even less if you are in a more senior position. Here’s how to set yourself up for success – right out of the gate.

Category: Life At Work
Two reasons not to quit your job

Two good reasons not to quit your job

Peter Harris| November 5, 2013 10:00 am

Being in a bad work situation can actually be a strategic place from which to make a powerful career move. Here’s how to use it to your advantage and why not quitting can be the smartest decision that you can make.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies, Life At Work
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Job seeker auctions himself off on Ebay

Kevin Makra| November 4, 2013 9:35 am

After applying to hundreds of jobs without success, one young candidate resorted to extreme measures to grab the attention of potential employers. He sold himself online. Here’s what happened.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Student