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Sex, violence, and incompetence: How people lose jobs

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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Global study finds most people just aren’t interested in their jobs any more

Jenna Charlton| Aug 27, 2012 10:46 am


So, are we all a bunch of lazy bums? Is the world of workers turning into a world of Homer Simpsons – sleeping on the job, eating too many donuts? Well, not exactly.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work,
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10 degrees that earn high starting salaries (and 10 that won’t get you hired at all)

Peter Harris| Aug 24, 2012 10:18 am


With tuition prices on the rise (sorry Quebec students), many people are looking for degrees that guarantee a return on their investment. While there are no actual guarantees, of course, here are the ten best (and worst) bets.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Student,
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Insights from an intern extraordinaire: Melody Lau on how she opens the doors to opportunities

Peter Harris| Aug 23, 2012 9:46 am


MuchMusic’s chosen intern is just wrapping up her shift working at Canada’s Coolest Summer Job. She dropped by the Workopolis office to tell us how she landed the role, what she learned behind the scenes at Much, and what comes next.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Student,
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Report: How much time do Canadians spend looking for work?

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Aug 22, 2012 2:26 pm


Statistics Canada released a report this morning showing that younger and older Canadians spend about the same amount of time each week on their job searches. It’s their methods of looking for a job that vary.



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Alternative schedules: How working less produces more

Jenna Charlton| Aug 22, 2012 10:41 am


If your employer offered you that opportunity to reduce your hours (and pay) slightly without diminishing your rank or position, would you take it? The demand for flexible arrangements is growing.



Category: Life At Work,
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Essential career tool: creating a memorable elevator pitch

Colleen Clarke| Aug 21, 2012 11:04 am


You step into the elevator with the boss at the job you would love to have. You can either choke and stumble through an awkward conversation, or you can deliver an eloquent, dynamic introduction to who you are and what you do. That’s your elevator pitch.



Category: Job Search Strategies,
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Some good news for Canadian job seekers

Peter Harris| Aug 20, 2012 10:58 am


Despite some of the often grim economic news that we hear reported daily, there are still opportunities out there going unfilled and still new ones being created all the time. Here’s the latest update.



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How to make a successful mid-career change

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 14, 2012 2:56 pm


Just because you have invested a decade or two into one career path doesn’t mean you have to be stuck there for the rest of your working life if it isn’t right for you anymore. Here’s how you can make a successful transition to a new field.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies,
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The eight email mistakes that people hate the most

Peter Harris| Aug 13, 2012 4:19 pm


A new poll has determined the work email behaviours that most get on people’s nerves. Adding inappropriate terms of affection and kisses to emails are the worst offenders. What else is infuriating readers?



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