14 interview tips that can lead to a job

Acing the Interview: How to Ask and Answer the Questions That Will Get You the Job! by Tony Beshara offers interview tips that can lead to job offers

14 interview tips that can lead to a jobNew books about landing job interviews are published every year. But a chapter in one 10-year-old book, Acing the Interview: How to Ask and Answer the Questions That Will Get You the Job!  by Tony Beshara, is worth re-reading. It lists essential interview tips that can lead to job offers. Here are 14 of them:…

How to survive your vacation flight

Whether a major holiday or just the summer travel rush, plans for surviving holiday flights will help you enjoy your trip

How to survive your vacation flightSurviving travel during any peak travel season ...  takes some thought and planning. You know there are going to be crowds. There are probably going to be inexperienced travellers. That means lines will be long. What can you do to make it better? Plan your flights strategically. Try to catch the first flight in the…

Giving oil discounts or taking liberties with details?

The majority of oil produced in Canada is by companies with integrated operations in the U.S. There is no 'captive market' and no 'discount' because of it

Giving oil discounts or taking liberties with details?Gwyn Morgan’s recent column Canadians’ US$38-million-a-day gift to Americans is replete with factual errors. Morgan claims that, “five major oil-export pipelines remain unbuilt, leaving us with no choice but to sell our oil to U.S. buyers at below world prices. Depending on the world price and other factors, the resulting captive-market discount has been as much as…

An effective first-aid kit for your new job

Getting the gig is just the beginning. All kinds of landmines exist and there's a good chance you can injure your chances without a good plan

An effective first-aid kit for your new jobGreat news! You've been through the interview and now you've been invited to sit down with the HR department for a job offer. You like the people, the money is good and the job is challenging. Sure, it's a bit of a stretch, and your potential boss was even kind of vague about the expectations…

Wager on a trip to Canada

The Canadian gambling industry is giving the notorious Las Vegas a run for its money

Wager on a trip to CanadaLas Vegas is typically held as the gambling capital of the world, but this millennium has witnessed a surge of popularity in gambling both online and in brick-and-mortar establishments. Subsequently, gambling enthusiasts can look further than the Strip and up towards the picturesque Canada. It is hot on the heels of the infamous Vegas lights…

Macau isn’t just about gambling – it’s also a prime tourist destination

Although Macau has become most famous for its massive gambling industry, there are plenty of other things to do during your stay there

Over the years, Las Vegas has established itself as the most iconic and famous gambling hub in the world, frequently becoming the location for Hollywood films like Ocean’s Eleven and attracting the most elite celebrities such as Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe. But now the tides are shifting and Macau in China has usurped Vegas…

Skull and Bones the best pirate game ever?

Ubisoft’s latest game a swashbuckling masterpiece

Our long-standing love affair with the pirate life is nothing new, but it does beg the question: why do we continue to be so drawn to this particular theme? To hazard a guess, we’d say that men and women throughout the ages have always harboured a passion for adventure, thrill-seeking and exploration, and pirates are…

Opening the doors to innovative young Canadians

The federal $221-million investment in work‑integrated learning placements for post-secondary students and graduates must include colleges and polytechnics

By Nobina Robinson CEO Polytechnics Canada and Denise Amyot President and CEO Colleges and Institutes Canada When parliamentarians return to their ridings for the summer recess, they’ll have many opportunities to congratulate this spring’s post-secondary graduates, proud of their achievements and eager to take their place in the workforce. Students with credentials from one of…

Why companies can’t be honest with their employees

HR pundits justify avoiding the truth, arguing that organizations are softening the blow and taking the sting out of terminations

Why companies can’t be honest with their employeesYou're summoned to your boss's office and told that you've been "selected out." Strange words. What do they mean? "Selected" sounds positive. But "out"? That's clearly a negative and confusing word. Together, both words are perplexing. An optimist may interpret it as sort of a promotion. A sceptic is worried. The term "selected out" is…

Simple rules to get your busy boss to listen

To get your boss' attention, you need to know your stuff. Be firm and communicating in a way that your boss can understand

Simple rules to get your busy boss to listenIt can be hard to get your boss' attention, even when you need it the most. Listen to this story from ... let's call her Rhonda. Rhonda, a VP of communications, went into the CFO's office for a signoff on the annual report. She made a point of explaining carefully that the report was going…
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