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11 Things Highly Confident People Never Do in Interviews, According to Hiring Experts

Confidence won’t — and maybe shouldn’t — always get you ahead at #work. But in the space of an #interview, specifically, showing a healthy amount of self-assuredness can’t hurt. People who are confident in their interviewing skills have learned overtime that certain behaviors and language can stand to undermine you as a candidate. Below, here are 11…

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It was 19 years ago when our office team was glued to the radio in disbelief…….

19 years ago on – September 11, 2001, groups of attackers boarded four domestic aircraft at three East Coast airports, and soon after takeoff they disabled the crews, some of whom may have been stabbed with box cutters the hijackers were secreting. The hijackers then took control of the aircraft, all large and bound for…

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There’s no way to go back to the way things were – so how are we moving forward?

Before #COVID19, the future of #work or “new world of work” referred to a different approach to getting work done, mostly due to the exponential acceleration of technology. Many organizations and thought leaders have been preaching the need to work differently for years, in order to capitalize on the opportunities afforded by these new #$technologies.…

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Protecting your job: Surviving the post-pandemic workplace

You may have had a job when the pandemic struck – and may still have one. But the future is uncertain. So this is a good time to think about how to increase your odds of staying employed when things return to some semblance of normality. At the start of the year, consultant Sharlyn Lauby…

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The coronavirus pandemic is the management crisis of our lifetime

Managers have certain moments when their skills are tested to the ultimate – the busy season, or during a takeover bid, or when a new challenger with a superior offering enters the marketplace. But in the past few weeks – and the weeks, if not months, to come – all managers, in every field, at…

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Feeling isolated and disconnected when returning to work after an extended period of time off?

You wake up and as you stare at your ceiling your mind automatically begins to flood with negative thoughts that remind you that you’ve have been off work for nearly three months. You’re not telling anyone, but inside you’re not sure if you’re feeling much better. However, you have agreed to try to return to…

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10 Ways To Use Quarantine Introspection For Career Reinvention

When #COVID hit, I braced myself for an onslaught of out-of-work jobseekers needing help landing jobs FAST. And make no mistake, with recent layoffs, this has been the case. Yet I’ve noticed another surprising phenomenon the COVID quarantine has had on professional women. I’ve had many successful corporate women reaching out to me quietly admitting…

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How will the #labour market fare post-COVID-19?

The lead-up to Thursday’s release of Canadian March employment figures has been a gruesome guessing game for forecasters. How bad will the job carnage be? Half a million? A million? More? Two things are certain. The number (released by Statistics Canada at 8:30 a.m. ET) will be huge. It will also be largely irrelevant. What…

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Improv classes helped me learn to live with #ADHD

“You sound like you have ADHD,” my doctor said. “You’re a classic case.” Hormones, brain chemistry, a difficult childhood – these things I’ve long accepted. But, as the doctor indicated, together they enacted an alchemy of enormous proportion; too much for vitamins and positive thinking to resolve. “I don’t think so,” I said. “I’ve always…