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After dropping out twelve years ago, Mark Zuckerberg made his triumphant return to Harvard last month to receive an honorary degree. While there, he delivered the commencement address to the latest crop of overachieving graduates. Zuckerberg made some clearer allusions to the sectors of the economy most likely to see growth.
You know the drill: You submitted your job application, complete with a cover letter and resume. You were selected for an interview. Then you headed to your potential-future-employer to shake some hands and answer every single interview question. But what if some of those questions seem a little ... off?
There are few scenarios more stressful than feeling like your days of employment are numbered. Whether you're convinced that your performance isn't up to snuff or you know you can't manoeuvre away from an impending round of job cuts, going to work with a sense of impending doom can make just about anyone panic.
Show your resume to a career coach, and they'll likely highlight some big fails. Some are obvious (a six-page resume can be a snooze to read) while others are a bit more surprising (those catchy buzzwords everyone uses might not be a great idea after all). We asked three career coaches and resume writing experts for the top mistakes they see over and over, and how you can break these bad habits to make your resume stand out from the rest -- in a good way.
We tend to mythologize the idea of people pulling themselves up by their bootstraps, becoming successful by the sheer force of their will and talent. Many successful people, however, have had someone to show them the ropes. In the case of George Lucas, this was Francis Ford Coppola.
On April 13, the Liberal government unveiled a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in Canada by July 2018. If passed, the legislation would allow people over the age of 18 to buy marijuana. What does this mean for your job (and career prospects)?
Toronto's Grant Van Gameren has been called the city's hottest chef, but you could argue that this designation should be extended to the national level. As the co-owner of a slew of much-loved bars an...
Even in the most harmonious workplace, people don't get along. And chances are, there's someone at your place of work who grinds your gears and rubs you the wrong way. So, what happens if that dreaded colleague somehow winds up your boss? Having to report to your office enemy is a nightmare scenario. But it's not hopeless. Here's how to deal with a new boss that you hate.
We're not always going to like all of our coworkers (and not everyone is going to like you), but there are steps you can take to ensure you maintain a productive and civil relationship with everyone, even that person with the inappropriate jokes about his mother-in-law, or the one that rambles on about his daughter's time at tuba camp.
When you reach the end of a long, tedious job search, you most likely will want to accept the first job offer that comes your way. The thing is, there is almost always room for negotiation. Is the salary offer lower than your expectations? Does it meet industry standards? What is the current state of the job market?
The traditional reasoning is that it gives the wrong impression (that you're only interested in money), and that it pushes the conversation into a negotiation (and you've just blinked first). Is this accurate?
You might be tempted to work from your bed, or sit on the couch while working, but those are places associated with free time and relaxation -- and they should stay that way. Sitting at a desk with a clear workspace puts you in the right state of mind to be productive. Geller suggests having a space in your home set up as an office, devoted solely to work.
A salary negotiation is no place for joking around. Or is it? Evidence from some social psychologists suggests that humour - the right kind of humour deployed at the right time - can work in your favour, especially in sensitive situations like salary negotiations.
What does your handshake say about you? Does it proclaim to the world that you're confident and bold? Or does it mumble and look away, letting everyone know that you're shy and neurotic? The good news is, if you don't like what your handshake says about you, you can change the conversation.
We've all been there: totally fed up with a job, impatient with a demanding or incompetent boss, and ready to quit in a dramatic flash of pent-up frustration. The trouble is, leaving your job with fiery flair is going to burn a bridge, which you may need sooner than you think. The smarter move is making sure you're on solid ground with your old employer -- even as you head off toward greener pastures. It's all about quitting with class. Here's how.
You'll be pursuing your side hustle after busy workdays, weekends, and basically whenever you have free time, so if you're doing something you love, it should be simply to motivate yourself. Focus on passions that can realistically bring in an income.
Anyone who's ever been in a heated political argument with an opinionated uncle or aunt at Thanksgiving knows the perils of a political discussion. So, how do you cover what will inevitably be a topic of discussion, without starting a bitter debate with coworkers? Read on for the do's and don'ts of talking politics at the office.
The important thing is that 2016 is done, and while you may want to just forget it, we'd encourage you to take a good long look instead. No, we're not being sadistic. There's actually a lot we can learn from the year that was. Here are some lessons from 2016 that can help you land a job in 2017.