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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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Job searching can be a drag: 5 tips to make it more interesting and successful

Jenna Charlton| Dec 5, 2011 10:12 am


Job searching is a job. Like at any job, doing some of the same tasks day in, day out can get a bit dry. However, adding a little twist to the routine can be amazing (and hopefully land you a job).



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Canadian unemployment rate climbs in November

Peter Harris| Dec 2, 2011 10:16 am


The Canadian economy has lost jobs for three of the last four months. However the latest employment numbers from Stats Can aren’t all grim. Who saw gains and who took a hit in November?



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Office conflict

Warning signs: How to spot a bad company culture during the interview

Peter Harris| Nov 28, 2011 2:21 pm


Working in a toxic environment can take a huge toll on your mental and even physical health. The quality if your work will suffer, and your own personal brand can be tainted by association. So you’re better off steering clear. Here are some signs of a noxious workplace to look out for.



Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies,
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What not to study: The 20 university degrees with the highest unemployment rates

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 25, 2011 10:30 am


People don’t choose what to study merely based on employability, but job potential does often play a role in the decision. Here’s a look at the degrees most and least likely to land you a job.



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What you must know before (and what to ask during) a job interview

Colleen Clarke| Nov 22, 2011 12:45 pm


At the job interview, there are 13 things that you must know to show the employer that you are a serious contender – and there are some smart questions you can ask to show your career savvy. Find out what they are.



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There is no cap on the severance you can be paid

Norman Grosman| Nov 15, 2011 4:44 pm


The Ontario Court of Appeal has brought down a ruling that alters some long-standing beliefs about what the maximum severance pay employers have to offer lower-level workers.



Category: Employment Law,
How your face may be hurting your job prospects

How your face may be hurting your job prospects

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 14, 2011 11:51 am


It turns out that your looks really do matter. Two new academic studies suggest that your face can significantly influence how successful you will be in a job interview.



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The skinny on salary: How your weight affects your paycheque

The skinny on salary: How your weight affects your paycheque

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 14, 2011 11:29 am


Think that skinny broad in the corner office is capitalizing on her neck cords and jutting collarbones? You might be right. It turns out that thin women make more that their average sized coworkers.



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Everything you need to know about career success  - you learned in elementary school

Everything I need to know about career success – I learned in elementary school

Peter Harris| Nov 9, 2011 3:11 pm


Well, I may have gotten older, but very little else has changed over the years. In the world of career survival, the scene of captains picking teams in the playground is still very much being played out. And the captains are picking their players for the same four reasons now as they did back then.



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