Man looking discouraged

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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The job interview process is broken

A bold new approach to interviewing

Colleen Clarke| Oct 7, 2011 10:00 am


The interview process is broken, says one career expert. He suggests a radical new attitude and approach for candidates that can both fix the procedure and put them in the driver’s seat. Find out how.



Category: Job interviews,
Canadian employment rate

Canada’s jobless rate declines in September

Peter Harris| Oct 7, 2011 9:41 am


Statistics Canada’s September job numbers have just been released. Unemployment fell in Canada last month to its lowest numbers since the start of the recession. Which sectors and regions saw gains, and who took a hit in September?



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Jobs of the future

The 10 fastest growing industries of the future

Elizabeth Bromstein| Sep 29, 2011 11:57 am


We recently gave you the lowdown on the top ten doomed industries. An astute reader pointed out that perhaps we should look into the fastest growing industries as well. So here’s where the job growth will be…



Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
team meeting

Do your employees trust you?

Colleen Clarke| Sep 27, 2011 3:00 pm


A recent study between managers and their employees revealed that 54% find the most important element of a successful working relationship is trust. Do your employees trust you? These five tips can help build trust with your team.



Category: Recruiting and Managing,
Confident business woman

15 lessons learned while in between jobs

Colleen Clarke| Sep 27, 2011 10:55 am


A senior HR professional has been away from gainful employment for 9 months, six of those months of her own volition. Over the past three months she has been actively job seeking and monitoring her experiences which she has generously shared with us here.



Category: Job Search Strategies,
Pensive businessman

When terminated, your rights go beyond the Employment Standards Act

Norman Grosman| Sep 22, 2011 10:08 am


One Workopolis user’s former employer offers him the minimum amount of severance pay as prescribed by the Employment Standards Act. Our lawyer, Norman Grosman has a wake-up call for him.



Category: Employment Law,
Fired Woman

When employees crack: high profile resignations

Christina Bruce| Sep 20, 2011 4:11 pm


An employee leaves angrily it goes viral — how do you handle the situation? We take a look at some high profile resignations we’ll never forget, and outline a five point plan for damage control should the situation happen in your business.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Recruiting and Managing,
Welcome to the team

Five simple ways to get better results from your resume

Ozzie Saunds| Sep 20, 2011 12:11 pm


A resume provides you with a tool that can be used to win interviews and increase their chances of getting a job. Here are some resume suggestions to enable you to develop a tool capable of getting yourself on the radars of hiring managers and employers.



Category: Resumes, Student,
Job interview

Closing the deal: How to end a job interview

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Sep 13, 2011 10:52 am


You’ve rehearsed your answers for the tough job interview questions, but are you ready to end the interview? While it’s true that first impressions are important, many people forget that last impressions tend to linger. Ending a job interview is nearly as important as starting one. Here’s how to make it count.



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