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  • 21 of the trickiest questions Google will ask you in a job interview
    New website 'reads' your CV, tells you how much you should be paid

    A new online tool ‘reads’ your CV and offers an instant assessment of how much you are worth.

    21 of the trickiest questions Google will ask you in a job interview

    A new online tool ‘reads’ your CV and offers an instant assessment of how much you are worth.

  • FHRITP hecklers confronted by news reporters
    Firing of Shawn Simoes for off-duty 'FHRITP' video reflects employment trend

    The dismissal of a Hydro One engineer for his involvement in the vulgar disruption of a female reporter is the latest example of employers firing employees for their conduct outside of work, according …

    FHRITP hecklers confronted by news reporters

    The dismissal of a Hydro One engineer for his involvement in the vulgar disruption of a female reporter is the latest example of employers firing employees for their conduct outside of work, according to employment lawyers.

  • Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's loss of husband raises questions about loss and work
    Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's loss of husband raises questions about loss and work

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - What happened to Sheryl Sandberg could happen to anyone: The woman who wrote the book on balancing career and family will have to figure out how soon she will return to her high-profile …

    Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's loss of husband raises questions about loss and work

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - What happened to Sheryl Sandberg could happen to anyone: The woman who wrote the book on balancing career and family will have to figure out how soon she will return to her high-profile ...

  • How to handle tough co-workers -- without strangling them

    Maybe you work with a Chatty Cathy or an Always-Late Lester. If your know-it-all workmate wants to tell you how to do your job, steer the conversation toward his current task instead.

    Coworkers

    Maybe you work with a Chatty Cathy or an Always-Late Lester. If your know-it-all workmate wants to tell you how to do your job, steer the conversation toward his current task instead.

  • 6 career mistakes even smart people make

    Career management is essential to reaching your full potential at work. While you may currently be in a position where your job feels stable and your next steps are clear, anything can change -- and  …

    Career mistakes

    Career management is essential to reaching your full potential at work. While you may currently be in a position where your job feels stable and your next steps are clear, anything can change -- and quickly.

  • The worst entry-level jobs in 2015

    The job involves simple, routine, and repetitive tasks involving physical labour and the use of  hand and power tools, all while working under close supervision.  Also of note: “Primary job functions do …

    A refinery worker carts out debris from an underground water tunnel being constructed at the site of the future Tula Bicentenario refinery, in Tula

    The job involves simple, routine, and repetitive tasks involving physical labour and the use of  hand and power tools, all while working under close supervision.  Also of note: “Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment,” Salary.com says in its job description. - Building inspector: …

  • 20 annoying phrases you should stop saying at work

    Almost everyone uses office jargon from time to...

    Cringe-Worthy Jargon That Should Be Retired Before 2014

    Almost everyone uses office jargon from time to...

  • Silverstone boss wants Hamilton rivals to speed up

    Silverstone circuit bosses want to see Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton pushed harder by his rivals ahead of July's British Grand Prix. Hamilton's success this season, on the back of clinching …

    Bahrain Grand Prix 2015

    Silverstone circuit bosses want to see Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton pushed harder by his rivals ahead of July's British Grand Prix. Hamilton's success this season, on the back of clinching his second title last year with Mercedes, has helped sell tickets for his home race but there could be too much of a good …

  • The art of relationship brokering

    Plus, 10 sure-fire ways to burn your professional relationship bridges

    The trickiest questions Apple will ask in a job interview

    Plus, 10 sure-fire ways to burn your professional relationship bridges

  • Sheryl Sandberg's big mistake: telling men to do chores for sex

    Even top executives — the Sheryl Sandberg's...

  • Forget the martini lunch, sweatworking mixes business with exercise

    By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sweatworking, the growing practice of meeting clients for a walk, a run or a fitness class, is elbowing networking out of bars and restaurants and into boutique …

    Treadmill desks were the hot new trend in exercising a few years ago. The idea was to get moving and lose weight at work. But a new study suggests people don’t use them enough to make a difference. 
 Sure, Use A Treadmill Desk — But You Still Need To Exercise 
 Photo credit: Meredith Rizzo/NPR

    By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sweatworking, the growing practice of meeting clients for a walk, a run or a fitness class, is elbowing networking out of bars and restaurants and into boutique fitness studios. “Sweatworking was born out of a desire to connect with clients on a deeper level that wasn’t so sales-y,” …

  • 3 things your boss won't tell you, but should

    Good bosses are honest with their employees....

    Office workers' sedentary lifestyles have sparked health fears

    Good bosses are honest with their employees....

  • 4 High-Earning Careers Surprisingly Likely to Lead to Bankruptcy

    If you think that personal bankruptcy happens only to lower-income people — think again. Although there’s no concrete data on bankruptcy filings per profession, recent research findings, news reports …

    If you think that personal bankruptcy happens only to lower-income people — think again. Although there’s no concrete data on bankruptcy filings per profession, recent research findings, news reports and anecdotal evidence are shedding light on some of the professions more vulnerable to bankruptcy than others. Most people …

  • The only 5 things you need to bring to a job interview

    The interview process is stressful enough. You...

    The trickiest questions Apple will ask in a job interview

    The interview process is stressful enough. You...

  • The Worst Jobs For 2015

    My late father, a former newspaper reporter whose colorful exploits included dressing in drag to chronicle the life of a San Francisco prostitute and writing an exposé on reform school after posing as …

    Winter Weather Ohio

    My late father, a former newspaper reporter whose colorful exploits included dressing in drag to chronicle the life of a San Francisco prostitute and writing an exposé on reform school after posing as ...

  • Workplace workouts can snag on stressful corporate culture

    By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - As evidence mounts that fit employees are productive workers, companies have slotted into the corporate routine an array of workplace workout initiatives, from …

    Nerdwallet’s new San Francisco office has a bar stocked with 80 different kinds of booze

    By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - As evidence mounts that fit employees are productive workers, companies have slotted into the corporate routine an array of workplace workout initiatives, from in-house gyms to lunchtime yoga. “This demand for 24/7 access, this idea that I can always access you and you should …

  • 7 tips for launching a second career

    At the end of 2008, the pulp and paper plant where Tina Wixon worked was bought out, and the new owners brought with them a series of temporary layoffs. The Kelso, Washington resident spent two years …

    A man uses a megaphone to attract the attention of potential employers on Bay Street in the financial district in Toronto

    At the end of 2008, the pulp and paper plant where Tina Wixon worked was bought out, and the new owners brought with them a series of temporary layoffs. The Kelso, Washington resident spent two years at Lower Columbia College to complete prerequisite work, before earning her bachelor's degree through Western Governors …

  • Does a happy employee make for a healthy stock price?

    By Jessica Toonkel NEW YORK (Reuters) - When BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, evaluates potential stock purchases, its managers look at all the usual financial metrics. "We look for companies …

    A trader smiles as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange after the market opening in New York

    By Jessica Toonkel NEW YORK (Reuters) - When BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, evaluates potential stock purchases, its managers look at all the usual financial metrics. "We look for companies that have solid employee rankings and want to buy companies that have improvements in employee opinions," said Paul …

  • What not to tweet in a job search

    How significant can one tweet be? As publicist Justine Sacco's Twitter debacle shows, an insensitive tweet can derail your career (and in some cases, more than that). More recently, the backlash over …

    A portrait of the Twitter logo in Ventura

    How significant can one tweet be? As publicist Justine Sacco's Twitter debacle shows, an insensitive tweet can derail your career (and in some cases, more than that). More recently, the backlash over tweets by Trevor Noah, Jon Stewart's replacement as host of "The Daily Show," shows that it's risky to tell jokes others …

  • Workers don’t like their jobs, and managers aren’t very good: Gallup poll

    The U.S. poll finds that about half of respondents have left a job at some point in order to get away from a manager. It also finds that only about one-third of managers are actively engaged in their …

    The Totally Random Tournament series continues with our Best TV Characters - Comedy bracket. Who did you like better? Parks and Rec’s Leslie Knope or The Office’s Michael Scott? Vote here!

    The U.S. poll finds that about half of respondents have left a job at some point in order to get away from a manager. It also finds that only about one-third of managers are actively engaged in their job, and that most lack the skills needed to do it well. According to the poll, most managers are simply wrong for their …