What you can learn about work from stock photos

Elizabeth Bromstein | December 1, 2015 2:17 pm

We spend a lot of time looking at stock photos around here and have come to the conclusion that the average stock photographer has never actually worked at a real job – ever.

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Eight communication strategies for getting your way

Elizabeth Bromstein| December 1, 2015 12:40 pm

Are you having trouble with a control freak or mule who refuses to see reason on a particular issue? Don’t despair. There are effective communication tactics that will help lead people to see things your way.

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Five things employers don’t want you to know

Peter Harris| December 1, 2015 12:06 pm

Finding a job can be difficult even without the stuff going on behind the scenes that you don’t even know about. Here’s what they won’t tell you.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies
Why only 2% of applicants actually get interviews

Why only 2% of applicants actually get interviews

Peter Harris| December 1, 2015 10:50 am

Experts say that of all the people who apply for a job, only two percent are actually interviewed. Here’s why most applications are rejected, and what you can do to avoid being one of them.

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How to stand out from the competition (in a good way this time)

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 26, 2015 4:37 pm

You may be qualified but you’re forgettable and your resume gets lost in a sea. Or as soon as you walk out of the job interview, the hiring manager forgets your face. Don’t let that happen.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies, Resumes and Cover Letters
Canada's highest paying entry-level jobs

Canada’s highest paying entry-level jobs available now

Peter Harris| November 26, 2015 12:42 pm

Here’s a look at some career paths that have current job openings for entry-level candidates and much higher than average starting salaries.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Salaries
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How to fine tune your resume to line up perfectly with the job description

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 25, 2015 5:01 pm

If you’re sending out resumes and not getting any response, there’s a good chance yours is too generic. Here’s how to match it to the job description and increase your chances of landing the job – by a lot.

Category: Resumes and Cover Letters

10 signs you’re smarter than other people

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 24, 2015 5:06 pm

You suspect it, but so far you haven’t been able to prove it: you are totally more intelligent than all those other dummies in your workplace. Check out this list of research-backed signs you’re smarter than the average bear.

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Warning signs that the job ad you’re reading is actually a scam

Peter Harris| November 24, 2015 1:08 pm

There are some unscrupulous jerks out there who prey on people who need jobs. They post scam jobs online to try to swindle you out of your money, your time, or your personal information. Here’s how to spot them.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice