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Infographic: The most common profile picture mistakes

Elizabeth Bromstein | Nov 17, 2014 7:59 pm

Your profile picture on professional social media can make or break the first impression you make on an employer. Make sure you don’t make any of these common mistakes.


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What people are misunderstanding about the work-from-home debate

Christina Bruce| Apr 3, 2013 7:23 am


Working from home is making headlines again thanks to Yahoo’s famous decision to ban it. Have they get the wrong idea? Here’s why the policy has good intentions, but falls short.



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5 things people will judge you for at work

Christina Bruce| Apr 1, 2013 9:07 am


Your employees are judging you. Truth is, as a manager, you are subjected to even higher levels of scrutiny than ordinary peers. Here are five subtle habits in your daily routine that can make or break it with your direct reports.



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Job vacancies vs. unemployment – Where the competition for jobs is heating up

Peter Harris| Mar 20, 2013 11:44 am


Statistics Canada has released its job vacancies report comparing the number of open positions by region and industry to the number of corresponding unemployed people. Where is the competition for jobs fiercest, and where are candidates in the driver’s seat?



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Why a candidate might not work for you

Christina Bruce| Mar 15, 2013 11:15 am


There are lots of reasons an offer is turned down. A new survey has found that 52% of people have said no to a job for one specific reason. Find out what it is.



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The top 5 flaws of job descriptions

Christina Bruce| Mar 14, 2013 9:22 am


Nothing keeps top talent away like a lousy job description. Are you making one of these critical mistakes? We round up the worst offenders. Watch out for these blunders and you’ll be on your way to writing a standout job description.



Category: Hiring Advice, Small Business,
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How your Facebook likes are revealing private personal information about you

Peter Harris| Mar 13, 2013 4:06 pm


New research from Cambridge University shows that what you like on Facebook can reveal whether you’re gay or straight, smart or dumb, liberal or conservative, and more – even if you don’t make any of that information public on your profile.



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Survey reveals the hiring intentions of Canadian employers for the spring of 2013

Peter Harris| Mar 12, 2013 9:47 am


More good news on the Canadian job market. A survey of nearly 2,000 employers from across regions and industries shows that this country can expect hiring to remain strong throughout the spring.



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Canadian economy adds over 50,000 more jobs in February

Peter Harris| Mar 8, 2013 12:52 pm


While economists had been predicting only modest job creation for this country last month, the Canadian economy far surpassed expectations with robust hiring. Ontario and B.C. saw the biggest gains, while Manitoba and Quebec took a hit.



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