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Tips for calming pre-interview nerves

Job interviews are stressful at the best of times, but with so much pressure at the moment to secure a job, when you do get one you want to make the most of the opportunity, writes Emma Thomson
The evening before your interview:If you want to be at your peak you need a good nights sleep before your interview. ...




6 Career Change Resume Tips

How to Create a Resume That Will Get You a New Job in a New Industry
Are you changing careers? There's no question that you'll need a fresh, revamped resume to accompany your job search in a new field. And while creating a resume isn't the easiest task, take heart in knowing that much of your experience — even if it's in a completely different industry — will still be relevant. ...




Bill Would Restrict Hiring of Temporary Workers in California

Employers, attorneys have lots of questions about the proposal
California employers with 10 or more employees would be required to offer additional work hours to existing staff before hiring new employees or contracting with staffing firms under a proposal introduced in the state assembly. ...




The Remarkable Benefits of Diversity in the Workforce

Over a decade ago, I made the business decision to build a startup in Toronto, a city where more than half of residents are born outside of Canada.
It was the best business decision I've ever made.
The startup ecosystem in Canada is booming thanks in part to the country's focus on advocating values of openness, diversity, and inclusion. ...




6 Surprising Ways Kindness Can Boost Your Career

When it comes to career success and professional aspirations, kindness is easily overlooked in favor of qualities like work ethic, tenacity, and perseverance. Many people falsely believe that being nice will hinder your career. While being overly nice or passive can hold you back in certain situations, genuine kindness plays an integral role in the workplace and can be a valuable tool for your success. ...




7 Small Steps Women Can Take To Make Their Voices Heard At Work

There are overt forms of sexism in the workplace that most women can easily see and name: unequal pay for equal work, a boss who tries to sleep with you, a dress code that forces you into heels and tight dresses while the men can wear suits. But subtle sexism, or as author Jessica Valenti once put it, “the everyday slights women can’t tangibly attribute to sexism,” is a beast that’s somewhat harder to recognize and combat. ...




Millennial Office Speak

How to communicate with younger coworkers


You may have heard the millennial generation described as lazy, entitled and even disrespectful. On the surface, it's easy to understand why: They are tethered to their devices, they can be impatient for results, they seem to crave recognition. ...




Morning Rush? 3 Strategies To Get You Out The Door And To Work Faster

Many people find themselves rushing last minute to get out the door and on their way to work for various reasons, such as they oversleep, experience emergencies or get distracted by family members, pets, news or other things. The following three strategies can help you leave the house faster:
 
 
 
Buy On-The-Go Breakfast Items
 
Breakfast is a critical meal. ...




6 easy feng shui tips for business success

Not too long ago, I received a phone call from another entrepreneur asking for my guidance with a few things. While we were talking, I mentioned to him that I had some information on my desk that could help him out.
I quickly ran to my office, my neck crooked holding my phone in place. ...




College Not Your Thing? 3 Technical Careers That May Be The Right Fit

It has been a commonly accepted notion that if you want to earn a good living you need a college degree. However, many of the fastest growing careers require no college degree whatsoever. True enough, the people holding these jobs need training and sometimes certificates, but that’s it. ...