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An Emergency Strikes at the Office: Are You Prepared?

It’s common to feel some level of workplace anxiety every day. Are you going to finish that project on time? Will you get through the client presentation without messing up? Will your boss have critical feedback on the work you just submitted? With all of the things there is to worry about at the office already, the last thing you may be thinking about is your safety.

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Four Deceptively Complex Interview Questions

If you’ve been on a lot of job interviews, you may have noticed certain questions get asked almost every time. After hearing these questions so many times, one would think they would get easier to answer after a while. Yet many job seekers struggle with finding the right answers.

While there technically is no “right” answer to an interview questions, some answers are better than others. We enlisted the help of some career experts to help you best answer some of the most commonly asked – but hardest to answer – job interview questions. 

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Going on Holiday? 6 Tips to Leave Work at Work

A typical holiday from work often includes relaxing and spending time with family and friends. Yet, for many Canadian workers, taking a holiday doesn’t always mean truly leaving the office.

A recent survey from CareerBuilder.ca shows that 30 per cent of workers read their work email while on holiday. With easy access to work email via smartphones and tablets, it’s common for workers to feel like they have to check in, even when they’re supposed to be checked out. 

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5 Steps to Perfect Your Elevator Pitch

It’s no secret that people have short attention spans. In fact, a recent study reported that the average human’s attention span is shorter than that of a goldfish. With that in mind, it’s more important than ever to be able to deliver a short, clear and memorable elevator pitch. From networking events and job fairs to business meetings or informal introductions, a good elevator pitch is a great way to get off on the right foot.

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