Man looking discouraged

The most obvious & most common reasons people get let go

Elizabeth Bromstein | Jul 29, 2014 6:22 pm

Everyone has career setbacks. Sometimes they’re your own fault, other times they’re not. Here are the most common and the most obvious reasons people are let go from jobs.


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Don’t buy into the whole “flextime” thing. Your boss will judge you for it.

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 2, 2014 8:46 pm


Your boss might say you can choose your hours, but research shows employees who choose later hours are seen as less competent.



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Boys will be boys: And you shouldn’t have to put up with it

Colleen Clarke| Jun 2, 2014 2:16 pm


In this latest career dilemma sent in to advice@workopolis.com, Colleen Clarke calls for back-up when a team of lazy, disrespectful dudes makes work-life miserable for their female counterparts.



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Five reasons why you suck at your job (and how to fix them!)

Five reasons why you suck at your job (and how to fix them)

Melissa Allen| Jun 2, 2014 9:31 am


Unfortunately many people who aren’t that great at their jobs never find out there’s a problem until they receive a terrible year-end review, or worse are suddenly let go. Here are five reasons why many people fall short on the job – and solutions for improving them before it’s too late.



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10 secrets about how employers are screening you

10 secrets about how employers really screen you

Peter Harris| May 29, 2014 1:28 pm


Think it’s enough to have a list of three professional references who’ll say nice things about you? Actually, calling references is the very least of what most employers do to find out about a candidate’s past. Here are 10 other ways they investigate you.



Category: Job Search Strategies,
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Is social media turning us into psychopaths?

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 29, 2014 10:40 am


Social media is an incredibly useful job search tool, among other things. But some worry about its effect on our personalities.



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Woman looking through the newspaper classified ads

Why you need to completely change your approach to the job search

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 28, 2014 7:24 pm


If what you’re doing is not working, it’s time to try something else. That’s what I did, and it worked.



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LinkedIn is not a dating site

Attention, creeps! LinkedIn is not a dating site

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| May 28, 2014 3:05 pm


LinkedIn is a great resource for keeping in touch with classmates, current coworkers, and former colleagues. But once you’ve been on it for a while you’re going to have to deal with random requests from strangers. Some of them icky.



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Five things successful people do differently from you

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 27, 2014 1:56 pm


In a survey out late last week, we learned that 39% of unemployed Canadians have ‘completely given up’ looking for work. Throwing in the towel can’t be the answer. Here are five difficult things to do instead.



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Nearly 40% of Canada's unemployed have 'given up'

Nearly 40% of unemployed Canadians have ‘completely given up’ looking for work

Kevin Makra| May 27, 2014 9:28 am


A new research report presented to the Economic Club of Canada on May 23rd reveals some startling numbers. 39% of Canadians who do not have a job have completely given up looking for a job.



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