Careers

How To Fall In Love With Your Work (If You Haven't Already)

Sheryl Boswell | Posted 02.13.2017 | Canada Business
Sheryl Boswell

February serves as an annual reminder to celebrate all the things we adore and cherish. When you think about those things, does your job make the list? Or are you still holding out hope that you'll fall head over heels for a job?

The Single Biggest Career Trend In 2017

Jim Beqaj | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada Business
Jim Beqaj

We have been raised all of our lives with the world trying to suppress who we are and telling us who we ought to be to fit in. How bizarre is it that we try to change who we are, to try and fit, versus just being more of ourselves and finding the opportunity that actually fits us?

How The Nightmare Of 2016 Can Get You A Job In 2017

Workopolis | Posted 01.16.2017 | Canada Living
Workopolis

The important thing is that 2016 is done, and while you may want to just forget it, we'd encourage you to take a good long look instead. No, we're not being sadistic. There's actually a lot we can learn from the year that was. Here are some lessons from 2016 that can help you land a job in 2017.

Why It Pays To Be A Happy Entrepreneur

Brian Scudamore | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

There's no big secret to success in business -- it's all about attitude. Approaching entrepreneurship with optimism means you can bounce back when ideas flop, and in general, you bring more energy and enthusiasm to the workplace.

How Employers Can Combat The January Job Hunt

Sheryl Boswell | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada Business
Sheryl Boswell

If you haven't already, you might want to consider showing appreciation to employees who met or exceeded goals in the previous year. This might encompass targets ranging from sales or lead-generation, to client or customer satisfaction, to productivity and project completion.

12 Questions To Help You Reflect On 2016 (And Plan For 2017)

Eileen Chadnick | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Living
Eileen Chadnick

The end of the year is a time to reflect, take stock of the year past, and plan for the year ahead. Each year I share an article with 12 questions to help guide a year-end reflection. A year has passed yet it feels like a nano-moment since the last year-end reflection. Not surprising -- our lives, work and society move at an unprecedented pace.

Hiring Trends For 2017

Jessica Glazer | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada Business
Jessica Glazer

With this year coming to a close, now is the perfect time to understand and evaluate the year ahead, as there a few hiring trends that you should be a...

Jumpstart Your Career Through Coaching

Dr. Marie Bountrogianni | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada
Dr. Marie Bountrogianni

In the spring of 1985, John Fogerty had a hit song called "Centrefield". While you may not be familiar with the song itself, you would no doubt recogn...

A Flawless Post-Interview Follow-Up Is The New Cover Letter

Jessica Glazer | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Business
Jessica Glazer

In the day and age of emails, you need to find a way to stand out - and the thank-you letter just might be your gateway to do so. If done poorly, however, it could also mark the end of your rat race.

Don't Shy Away From Intergenerational Collaboration

Sheryl Boswell | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Business
Sheryl Boswell

We are currently at a historical crossroads where there's a shift in demographics in the workplace as people are living longer, active lifestyles. This also means that workplaces are made up of a rich mix of employees spanning generations both starting their careers and approaching retirement.

The Most Important Retirement Planning Decision We Don't Get to Make

Kevin Press | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Business
Kevin Press

Canada's seven per cent national unemployment rate masks the very real fear older workers have about job loss in the years leading up to their retirement. It is true that many employers are developing progressive policies that cover how to accommodate an aging workforce.

Are You Career Hacking Or Job Slacking?

Dina Vardouniotis | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Business
Dina Vardouniotis

Your time is the biggest resource that you have. How you manage it, is the value you offer your organization. Being productive is important and this is often measured by management in the output you document in performance reviews. What doesn't get documented however is the way you achieved those results.

5 Reasons Employers Hate Your Resume Before They Even Read It

Peter Harris | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada Business
Peter Harris

Is your resume failing to get the response you're looking for from potential employers? Maybe they're not even reading it.... there are some common resume blunders that can turn employers off even before they get to the sections describing your skills and experience.

Don't Let Yourself (Or Your Kid) Be The Next BlackBerry

David Finch | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada Business
David Finch

As former marketing professionals, we are struck by the parallel between the formative years of young adults and product design. Delivering a valuable product is rarely about a single feature (such as a degree), rather, it's about the "whole product." This whole product analogy can help young adults to view their development differently.

Let Dads Be Dads

G(irls)20 | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada
G(irls)20

Improving the maternity leave system is seen as a crucial way of encouraging women to have children whilst continuing their jobs. The percentage of wo...

How To Make Your #FirstSevenJobs Count

Julie Dossett | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Business
Julie Dossett

I love the conversations it has sparked about how people got started in their careers, and it seems entirely apropos as we barrel into "back to school" season next month. What perfect timing to think about how you can set yourself up for success, even before you graduate.

Improving Job Postings Using Lessons From Snapchat

Sheryl Boswell | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada
Sheryl Boswell

Job posters, your style could use a refresh. In the last 10 years, our entire way of communicating has been revolutionized by social media--Chevrolet ...

So You Want To Be A Data Scientist

Murtaza Haider | Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Business
Murtaza Haider

In a recent blog on Forbes.com, Meta S. Brown, the author of Data Mining for Dummies, gave four reasons not to get an advanced degree in data science. I, on the other hand, believe that a structured learning environment is exactly what many need to enable the career change they have contemplated for years but have not moved on it.

Learning Languages Boosted My Career Opportunities

Steve Kaufmann | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Business
Steve Kaufmann

The biggest benefit of speaking languages I've seen in my career is that it increased the opportunities that came my way. You do have to have other things working for you too, of course. You have to have other skills, like knowledge of a specific sector or market, the ability to do business and the ability to be a reliable, energetic person in any number of fields.

Mandatory Paternity Leave Is An Investment In Career And Family

Reva Seth | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Parents
Reva Seth

I appreciate that the word "mandatory" is off-putting, but the benefits that come with mandatory paternity leave are an incredible web of interwoven and reinforcing benefits -- in terms of improved gender equality, child's health, the valuing of care, as well as greater life happiness and deeper relationships.

How To Not Hate Your Job Search

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

Job searches are stressful, right? They don't have to be. Conducting a job search can be an empowering experience if you do it the right way.

5 Selling Points For Starting A Sales Career After You Graduate

Dave Borrelli | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Business
Dave Borrelli

Not only can a career in sales provide exposure to different industries and emerging markets, it can serve as a launchpad for an intriguing and fulfilling career path and can be a good fit for any personality type. In fact, a strong background in sales could lead straight to the C-suite.

Observations On Gen Z In The Workplace

Sheryl Boswell | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Business
Sheryl Boswell

Only recently has greater attention been paid to Generation Z. As more data is collected, what we are beginning to see is not so much a continuation of the trends we saw with Millennials, but the introduction of a new cohort with their own priorities, beliefs and abilities. With yet another generation (for a total of five!) entering the workforce, it's important to understand what makes them tick so that we can better understand how to make the most of them.

3 Steps To Success In The Executive Gig Economy

Michael Carter | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Business
Michael Carter

More so than any other time in the history of the post-industrial career, how work happens can be tailored and adapted to reflect individual needs and goals. Make the most of these opportunities by investing the time to create the foundations for your own version of a successful gig career.

Why You Need An Informational Interview - And How To Get One

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

I'm shocked and amazed by how few people do informational interviews. Hell, a lot of people don't even know what they are. An informational huh? What is that? Well pull up a chair, sonny. You're about to get schooled. Here's what you need to know about informational interviews and how to score one for yourself.