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Your unwillingness to make small talk is nothing to be proud of and not helping your career

Elizabeth Bromstein | May 22, 2015 9:07 pm

At some point, someone, somewhere came up with this idea that avoiding small talk and only engaging in big, deep, meaningful conversation is the hallmark of a superior moral, intellectual, and spiritual character.
That’s ridiculous.


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The 10 worst jobs in Canada (and what they pay)

Peter Harris| Apr 15, 2013 5:14 pm


Everyone has a bad day at work once in a while, but do you have the worst job in the country? Canadian Business magazine has released its list of the top 10 worst jobs to have this year. Here are the career paths you don’t want to be on.



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The best places to work in Canada 2013

Peter Harris| Apr 15, 2013 10:08 am


Have you ever wondered where the best place to work in Canada would be? Well a new survey of over 57,000 employees has ranked the top workplaces in the country by company size. Who came out on top?



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Debate: How to explain a short stint on your resume

Jenna Charlton| Apr 12, 2013 9:33 am


If you’ve only worked at a job for a very short period of time, how can you list the experience on your resume without creating red flags for future employers?



Category: Job interviews, Resumes,
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The career-killing moves that employers hate the most

Peter Harris| Apr 10, 2013 10:48 am


A survey of more than 1,700 companies reveals the candidate behaviours that most annoy employers and cause people to miss out on jobs. Participants shared their biggest irritants in resumes and correspondence, at job interviews, and on the job.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,
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From undergrad to unemployed: The causes of Canada’s high youth unemployment rate

Nicole Wray| Apr 8, 2013 4:51 pm


The latest Labour Force Survey released by Statistics Canada shows that once again it’s the younger Canadians that are hardest hit by the country’s tight job market. Unemployment for this group has been stuck at double the national average since the start of the recession. Here’s a look at why.



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Working late makes women fat, study says

Christina Bruce| Apr 5, 2013 3:43 pm


Women working longer hours have a harder time battling the bulge, a new study finds. Are those extra hours really worth it? Find out.



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Canada sees biggest monthly job losses since the start of the recession

Peter Harris| Apr 5, 2013 10:22 am


There was little good news in this morning’s Labour Force Survey. The Canadian economy unexpectedly lost nearly 55,000 jobs in March, bringing the national unemployment rate back up to 7.2%. Where were the biggest losses?



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Credential creep: Employers requiring more and more education for almost every job

Jenna Charlton| Apr 3, 2013 10:21 am


New research shows that while many employers are lamenting the difficulty they’re having finding qualified candidates, a whole generation of educated young workers are busy leveraging their university degrees just to land gigs serving coffee.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Student,
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Attitude and appearance: Fake it till you make it for career success

Peter Harris| Apr 2, 2013 12:41 pm


In the workplace, your appearance and your self-confidence are directly related to your potential for landing promotions. The good news is that you can affect other people’s perceptions of both of these things without changing who you are. Here’s how.



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