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People in these jobs are most afraid of a robot takeover

Sometimes, it seems like robots are completely taking over the world. Every year, thousands of machines are deployed into the workforce, taking #jobs that humans used to do. And, workers are rightly worried. A new survey from #CNBC and Survey Monkey found that almost four in 10 workers between the ages of 18 and 24 are concerned about…

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Women Who Wear This to Work are Deemed More Competent — But They’re Also Judged

“Attractive” people earn roughly 20 percent more than “average” people, so putting on makeup could mean pocketing a heftier paycheck. While women who wear makeup are reportedly considered more competent than those who don’t, however, donning cosmetics in the #workplace is a balancing act — women are tasked with having to appear competent but not “unprofessional.” “Women should be free to…

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5 Ways To Handle An Employment Gap On Your Resume

One of my clients’ most common concerns is that an employment gap will put them at a disadvantage when looking for that next job—especially given the circumstances surrounding the pandemic. A recent LinkedIn survey of 2,000 U.S. adults who became unemployed between March and October 2020 found that 84% of those surveyed believe there is a stigma…

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How companies are planning to lure employees back to the office

In launching the redevelopment of a pair of office towers in Burnaby, B.C., Slate Asset Management is promoting added amenities, including a fitness centre and outdoor terraces between the two buildings, as attractions designed to entice employees back to the office. With renovations set to begin in July, more than 10 per cent of the…

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My brother died from addiction and we all grieve his loss differently

I was in my carport helping my mother pack and repack her green Honda Accord. My mother had been storing some of her furniture and personal items in our home, but we sold our house – divorcing, downsizing – and I couldn’t take care of her things any more. We were in a rush for…

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The 25 Most In-Demand Resume Skills of 2021

Many hiring managers and #recruiters get hundreds of #resumes for every vacant position. So, how do you ensure that yours doesn’t get lost in the shuffle? One way is to include your top hard and soft skills. Sometimes overlooked when crafting your resume, skills are an important way of setting yourself apart from the competition. In…

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I’m so password protected that I can’t recall my passwords

The news item said that German prosecutors had confiscated €50-million worth of #Bitcoin from a fraudster but they couldn’t unlock the money without the #password. The fraudster served his jail sentence without giving up the code. I wondered, did they try torturing him with a middle-aged mom like me, repeatedly asking “what the hell is…

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International Women’s Day 2021

#InternationalWomen’sDay is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality. History It was during 1908 that there was an ongoing…

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Women at risk of long-term work disruption as pandemic alters job market, RBC warns

#Women in #Canada are at risk of prolonged unemployment as the #COVID19 pandemic accelerates structural changes to the job market, RBC Economics warned Thursday. The health crisis has dealt uneven blows to the labour market – and often, to the greater detriment of women. There’s been a substantial increase in the number of women who…