Career Advice.

A Head Hunter Shares 8 Blunt Reasons Why No One Is Hiring You

Jessica Glazer | Posted 09.01.2015 | Canada Business
Jessica Glazer

As a headhunter, I call people who are sitting at their desk already working, and as a recruiter, I get resumes and emails from people seeking employment. The difference between the two is extraordinary. If you are looking for work and wondering why no one is calling or emailing you back, here are the real reasons you aren't getting a job.

You Can't Rush Success In the Race to the Top

Kelly Lovell | Posted 08.28.2015 | Canada Business
Kelly Lovell

We create career expectations, relationship goals and five-year plans, all pressuring us to succeed within constrained periods of time. While I do believe that planning and having attainable goals is good practice, I feel our understanding and assessment of our personal success shouldn't be linked.

This Is What Fear Makes You Do

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

Just think of all the things you've done because of fear. Stayed in a shitty relationship. Failed to speak up. Studied the wrong thing. Did what you were told. Kept the soul-crushing job. Stayed small. Held back. Watched from the sidelines.

It's Never too Late to Change Careers

Dr. Marie Bountrogianni | Posted 08.21.2015 | Canada Business
Dr. Marie Bountrogianni

What does a university dean's resumé look like? I would guess that most have diverse leadership experience in a number of varied roles. My own work history includes stints as a barista, psychologist, professor, corporate executive and politician -- to name just a few of the hats I've worn during my career.

10 False Assumptions About Money and Finding a Fulfilling Career

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 08.21.2015 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

A client of mine liked to think in black and white. In her mind, you could either do a job you hate and make a ton of cash, or do a job you love and be dirt poor. No iPhone. It was one or the other. Without knowing it, she had tied the concepts of fulfilling work and poverty together.

What to Consider Before Joining a Board of Directors

Evan Thompson | Posted 08.20.2015 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

Two sets of criteria are part of your due diligence when making your decision to join a board of directors -- philosophical and practical -- and you need to assess both carefully before either accepting or passing on the invitation.

How to Find Your Dream Job

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 08.12.2015 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

A lot of people beat themselves up because they think they're supposed to know exactly what their ideal career looks like. So they refuse to experiment or to commit to even minor changes until they know what the big picture will look like in exacting detail.

Watch: The 3 People You Should Get To Know At Work

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 08.11.2015 | Canada Living

"So much of success in life is about who you know and that's especially true in your career."

Moving Across Canada Helped Me Understand What Home Means

Lisa Abram | Posted 08.11.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Abram

Once the wheels were in motion to sell our house, I started to reflect on the idea of change and what that would mean for us. I'd have to quit the job that I loved, working in the culturally rich Winnipeg arts community and vacate the life that I set up for myself since moving to Winnipeg from Toronto.

Why quitting your job may not be the answer writes @corinawalsh

Corina Walsh | Posted 08.07.2015 | Canada Business
Corina Walsh

Throughout my career I worked for some pretty awful companies. They were awful mostly because a couple of key people at the top were successful in creating a toxic work culture. Exclusion, discrimination, and bullying were the daily norm.

This Is the Mathematical Formula for the Perfect Job Interview Answer

Peter Harris | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Harris

Since there is no way to calculate chemistry and charisma, can something as interpersonal as a job interview be reduced to a formula? Sure thing. These simple equations can help take your performance to the next level. Here's what it means.

What HR Really Thinks About You

Jessica Glazer | Posted 08.12.2015 | Canada Business
Jessica Glazer

I meet with HR as often as I eat breakfast and they have some movie-making stories to reveal about the candidates they meet. So I sat down with Tara De Jonge of 2020 Inc.in Montreal, to get the story straight from the horse's mouth because I know, as much as I say it, it's not the same coming from her!

5 Steps to Consider Before Making a Mid-Life Career Change

Sheryl Boswell | Posted 08.04.2015 | Canada Business
Sheryl Boswell

Building a career is a significant investment. From education to on-the-job training and development, our jobs define a large portion of our lives. But what if it turns out that the career you've chosen isn't the right fit? If a mid-career move is on your mind, here are five steps to consider before making the jump.

How to Pursue Professional Happiness

Dina Vardouniotis | Posted 07.28.2015 | Canada Business
Dina Vardouniotis

Nobody would argue that each of us are deserving of happiness. Most parents, despite layering on other expectations including self-sufficiency, want their children to be happy. But does happiness just happen or is it, indeed a pursuit?

Signs You Should NOT Take That Job

Peter Harris | Posted 07.27.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Harris

It may seem counter-intuitive to advise someone to turn down a job -- especially when the market in much of the country remains soft and positions can be hard to come by -- but there are times when it's really better just to walk away.

Can Showcasing Your Failures Land You a Job?

Bobby Umar | Posted 07.16.2015 | Canada Business
Bobby Umar

Most successful people will concede that they've achieved their success because they understand that failure taught them how to succeed. We learn and grow from our failures. They teach us how to deal with adversity and disappointment, what it takes to achieve goals, and they give us an appreciation for the journey.

You Should Ignore Bad Advice, Even From People With Good Intentions

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 07.15.2015 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

Every human being on earth crafts a unique set of biases based on his or her own experience -- you, me, and everybody else. We use this experience to dish out advice. But what works for one person (say, someone who loves you and wants only the best for you) might not work for you.

Six Ways Continuing Education Can Close Canada's Skills Gap

Dr. Marie Bountrogianni | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada Business
Dr. Marie Bountrogianni

Ask an employee from just about any industry in Canada, and they'll tell you: there is a huge gap between the training required to move up the career ladder and the training provided by their employers. While 71 per cent of employers agree they have a responsibility to provide career management programs for their employees, only 29 per cent actually offer them.

How to Land a Job With One Question

Peter Harris | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Harris

You can convey your competence and confidence, your job-readiness, to an employer much more impressively with the questions you ask than the ones you answer. Smart questions can demonstrate that you have some knowledge of the industry, and that you're already thinking about how you can contribute to it.

9 Things Recruiters Want job Seekers to Know

Jessica Glazer | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada Business
Jessica Glazer

There is no denying there is a lot of displeasure regarding how candidates are treated and there is no doubt in my mind some agencies should be shut down! But even the best of the best of us out there are double-edged swords. We are great when we have something for you but useless if we don't and this is not our fault.

Three Things Every Grad Should Bring to the Office

Brynn Harrington | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Business
Brynn Harrington

For the millions of students who have walked across a stage during the last month, the transition into "real world" is afoot, complete with the inevitable first day jitters that come with starting a brand new job.

Nine Career Lessons I Learned Before 30

Erin Bury | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada Living
Erin Bury

Naturally as I approached 30 I reflected on my career thus far, and the path that led me here. Here are the things I've learned over eight years of building a career -- hopefully some of them resonate and help you as you're building you own.

10 Words to Delete From Your Resume Now

Peter Harris | Posted 06.11.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Harris

The first impression that employers most often have of candidates is through their resume. It is critical to stand out from the crowd of generic applications with a document that really sells your skills and accomplishments. This deserves more than a cut and paste of new job details into an old template.

Got a Career Bucket List? You Need a Career "Fuck It" List

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

Think of the things you really want to do in your career and in life. That's your bucket list. Now, what will you have to get rid of in order to make that stuff happen? That's your fuck it list. One serves the other. Is there something you can ditch to serve your greater vision? Fuck it.

5 Books to Help Your Graduate Transition Into Adulthood

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

Graduation is a time for celebration, but it can also be as scary as hell. It's the official transition into adulthood, a transition into the real world, where people go to work and pay the bills. That can be a lot of pressure. Give the grad in your life one of these books to take the edge off and leave them feeling inspired about what's next.