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  • An AT&T hiring manager talks to a man, who was laid off last year and is looking for a job to support his two children, in Los Angeles
    7 things hiring managers value much more than your education

    We pay a lot of money for a good education in...

    An AT&T hiring manager talks to a man, who was laid off last year and is looking for a job to support his two children, in Los Angeles

    We pay a lot of money for a good education in...

  • Women losing job experience, can't get back in workforce because of childcare costs
    Women losing job experience, can't get back in workforce because of childcare costs

    The high cost of childcare is a challenge for some parents in Newfoundland and Labrador, with many leaving their careers in order to care for their children rather than foot a huge daycare bill.Some parents …

    Women losing job experience, can't get back in workforce because of childcare costs

    The high cost of childcare is a challenge for some parents in Newfoundland and Labrador, with many leaving their careers in order to care for their children rather than foot a huge daycare bill.Some parents who give up their careers to take care of children find it difficult to get back into their profession once those …

  • MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - JANUARY 30: A sign is posted on the exterior of Google headquarters on January 30, 2014 in Mountain View, California. Google reported a 17 percent rise in fourth quarter earnings with profits of $3.38 billion, or $9.90 a share compared to $2.9 billion, or $8.62 per share one year ago. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
    Google's HR boss explains the key to preparing for an interview

    Landing a job interview is an accomplishment in...

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - JANUARY 30: A sign is posted on the exterior of Google headquarters on January 30, 2014 in Mountain View, California. Google reported a 17 percent rise in fourth quarter earnings with profits of $3.38 billion, or $9.90 a share compared to $2.9 billion, or $8.62 per share one year ago. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Landing a job interview is an accomplishment in...

  • The weirdest interview questions asked by Canadian companies

    Which is precisely the point says Dr. Roberta Neault, a career management specialist and president of B.C.-based Life Strategies. “Obviously, Telus is not concerned about how to move Mount Fuji,” says …

    Ace Your Coding Interview: 5 Programming Interview Questions to Practice

    Which is precisely the point says Dr. Roberta Neault, a career management specialist and president of B.C.-based Life Strategies. “Obviously, Telus is not concerned about how to move Mount Fuji,” says Neault.

  • Are you setting your career sights too low?

    When you're job searching, it can be very hard to decipher a job description. But how can you tell if you're devaluing your experience when selecting which jobs to apply to? If you have been out of the …

    A dedicated western provinces job search station at the YMCA Career & Employment Resource Centre in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

    When you're job searching, it can be very hard to decipher a job description. But how can you tell if you're devaluing your experience when selecting which jobs to apply to? If you have been out of the workforce for personal reasons: There are many personal reasons why people take time off, either by necessity or choice. …

  • Alonso back at work and preparing for Malaysia

    McLaren's Fernando Alonso put in a day's work in the team's Formula One simulator on Wednesday ahead of his expected return to the racetrack in Malaysia next week after his crash in pre-season testing. …

    McLaren's Formula One driver Alonso of Spain gestures to the media as he leaves a hospital where he has been hospitalized since Sunday, in Sant Cugat

    McLaren's Fernando Alonso put in a day's work in the team's Formula One simulator on Wednesday ahead of his expected return to the racetrack in Malaysia next week after his crash in pre-season testing. The Spaniard told his followers on Twitter that it had been a "great day" at the Woking factory while McLaren said the …

  • Hockenheim boss rules out German GP this year

    There will be no German Grand Prix this year, Hockenheim circuit boss Georg Seiler said on Tuesday in a decision that ended months of uncertainty over the country's Formula One race. "We have no hope …

    There will be no German Grand Prix this year, Hockenheim circuit boss Georg Seiler said on Tuesday in a decision that ended months of uncertainty over the country's Formula One race. "We have no hope any more of having a Formula One race here (this year)," Seiler told Bild newspaper. "We did everything in the last few …

  • Workplaces with equal mix of men and women happiest: economist

    By Lisa Anderson UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A more equal mix of men and women in the workforce not only boosts national economies but also increases job satisfaction and performance …

    To match SPECIAL REPORT CHINA-LABOUR/

    By Lisa Anderson UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A more equal mix of men and women in the workforce not only boosts national economies but also increases job satisfaction and performance in workplaces reflecting such a balance, experts said. If the labor market were more gender-balanced, the potential increase …

  • Relocating for work? The pros and cons to weigh

    When Adam Bacon finished his studies in digital animation in Vancouver last year, he had two options: take a job in his field in his hometown or accept one that paid less in Montreal. “I moved because …

    Two men carry speakers (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    When Adam Bacon finished his studies in digital animation in Vancouver last year, he had two options: take a job in his field in his hometown or accept one that paid less in Montreal. “I moved because I want to travel and experience the world while I’m young and able to, and this was a perfect opportunity to visit a new …

  • Forget unpaid internships: New ways to get your foot in the door

    As any job-seeker knows — or as Millennials may soon find out once the academic year winds up in a few months — sendingout résumés and waiting for anoffer is a strategy that’s likely to bomb. While in …

    unpaid intern

    As any job-seeker knows — or as Millennials may soon find out once the academic year winds up in a few months — sendingout résumés and waiting for anoffer is a strategy that’s likely to bomb. While in the past unpaid internships were presented as a great way for young people to get their foot in the door, they’re in fact …

  • Healthy retirement requires prep work, says expert

    It can feel like a loss in routine and sense of identity, and when illness suddenly comes into the equation, retirement can feel more like a punishment than a blessing. "If you've got a mostly positive …

    Healthy retirement

    It can feel like a loss in routine and sense of identity, and when illness suddenly comes into the equation, retirement can feel more like a punishment than a blessing. "If you've got a mostly positive view of aging, that's going to go a long way," she told North By Northwest's Sheryl MacKay.

  • Aboriginal job seekers in Sask. feel unemployment crunch

    A rise in the unemployment rate in Saskatchewan is hitting some aboriginal job seekers especially hard.

    Aboriginal job seekers in Sask. feel unemployment crunch

    A rise in the unemployment rate in Saskatchewan is hitting some aboriginal job seekers especially hard.

  • You don’t need a suit to be a suit

    According to the study of 400 hiring managers, including CEOs and the senior leadership team, 69 per cent of executives go half-Zuck (or business casual as the non-Silicon Valleyers call it), while 18 …

    An office worker uses his mobile phone as he leaves an office building in central Sydney

    According to the study of 400 hiring managers, including CEOs and the senior leadership team, 69 per cent of executives go half-Zuck (or business casual as the non-Silicon Valleyers call it), while 18 per cent go full-Zuck regularly slumming it in jeans or shorts in the office. Minivans and luxury sedans tie for third …

  • Do your employees need to learn some manners?

    People have spent so much time in recent years lost in their virtual lives that they've forgotten how to actually communicate and behave in the real world. That's why, after spending years shielded behind …

    Shop assistant talks on phone at bridal gown store in shopping mall in Kiev

    People have spent so much time in recent years lost in their virtual lives that they've forgotten how to actually communicate and behave in the real world. That's why, after spending years shielded behind ...

  • 5 new tech trends in job searching

    A "Snapchat" video went viral recently when an eager MBA student posted his qualifications for a job at "Snapchat" using their very own tool. Elski Felson used his favorite app to humorously share his …

    Job search

    A "Snapchat" video went viral recently when an eager MBA student posted his qualifications for a job at "Snapchat" using their very own tool. Elski Felson used his favorite app to humorously share his qualifications for a current opening with the company. Felson's video on Youtube received more than a million views since …

  • Don't ask these 5 questions in your next job interview

    If you don't, a hiring manager may consider it game over before it began. Is it due to training opportunities and the ability to grow?

    7 Ways to Nail Your Next Startup Job Interview

    If you don't, a hiring manager may consider it game over before it began. Is it due to training opportunities and the ability to grow?

  • Aboriginal workers, firms hit by Alberta oil slowdown

    Métis elder Yvonne McCallum has never really welcomed Big Oil into her community, but she accepts how important the energy industry has become to her people. McCallum is the youngest elder in the community …

    Aboriginal workers, firms hit by Alberta oil slowdown

    Métis elder Yvonne McCallum has never really welcomed Big Oil into her community, but she accepts how important the energy industry has become to her people. McCallum is the youngest elder in the community of Conklin, Alta, where her family has lived for several generations.

  • Pity Japan's salaryman: Inside a brutal 80-hour workweek

    Think your office job is tough? Try working 13 hours a day, six days a week, for three straight months. In Japan, that's the kind of schedule many white-collar workers are expected to keep, a phenomenon …

    Office workers walk on a street in Tokyo

    Think your office job is tough? Try working 13 hours a day, six days a week, for three straight months. In Japan, that's the kind of schedule many white-collar workers are expected to keep, a phenomenon ...

  • 5 questions to ask yourself before quitting your job

    Quitting your job can be the brilliant move that frees you up to do something better, or it can be a rash decision you end up regretting later. Many people only realize that once they've already quit …

    ATT Finance Personal Quit Your Job

    Quitting your job can be the brilliant move that frees you up to do something better, or it can be a rash decision you end up regretting later. Many people only realize that once they've already quit and it's too late.

  • Don't skimp on the spreadsheets, jobseekers

    A new study by labour market analysis firm Burning Glass Technologies, found knowing your way around a spreadsheet or document is a baseline for 78 per cent of middle-skill jobs – roles that require more …

    Job interview queue

    A new study by labour market analysis firm Burning Glass Technologies, found knowing your way around a spreadsheet or document is a baseline for 78 per cent of middle-skill jobs – roles that require more training than a high school diploma but less than a university degree. “Most companies – maybe not the mom and pop shops …