Finding a Job

My Years as a Strip Club Coat Check Girl

Lisa Kozoriz | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Kozoriz

I rang up my girlfriend who was bartending at a strip bar, admitted hella nervous with the prospect of working at a strip bar but I lacked the motivation to pound the pavement with my thin resume. The only opening her place had was a coat check girl.

You Need to Think Beyond the Dollar

Kelly Lovell | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Business
Kelly Lovell

Money shouldn't dictate your success or potential. While it may be more difficult without funding to bring your idea to reality, it doesn't mean it can't be done.In fact in some ways it can be a blessing in disguise. Your passion will be put to the test, your vision will be challenged and with each roadblock your determination will strengthen as your vision grows.

Searching For Your Dream Job? Better Check Your Ego At The Door

Jay Rosenzweig | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Business
Jay Rosenzweig

A client recently hired our firm to find a new chief executive. We presented several high-quality candidates and one, on the surface, intrigued me: He had mountains of experience and success in this particular industry. But the job went to another of our candidates, and this particular executive didn't even get a second interview.

How I Found a New Job in a New Country

Gillian Farber | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Business
Gillian Farber

Finding a job in itself can be an overwhelmingly daunting task. Finding a job in another country with a different set of norms, values and culture can be desperately distressing. However, like many others, I was hoping to beat the unemployment trend and for me, taking a risk ultimately reaped huge rewards.

Five Tips For Landing the Job You Want

John Laforet | Posted 06.02.2013 | Canada Business
John Laforet

In just a few weeks, the latest batch of millennials will graduate from post-secondary institutions across the country in one of the most challenging job markets young Canadians have ever faced. Below are some tips I offer soon-to-be and recent grads as they enter the workforce.

The Challenges of Finding a Green Job

Jonathan Game | Posted 11.14.2012 | Canada Impact
Jonathan Game

When people hear "green jobs," they think of scientists or environmental organizations. In reality, the green job market has expanded throughout every sector, opening up a wealth of opportunities. In fact, 56 per cent of Canadian teens are interested in careers related to the environment but, just like me a few years ago, they don't know their range of options. That's why I'm excited about the Green Jobs Forum, coming up September 17.

Seven Ways for Graduates to Get Off the Couch and Into an Office

Nancy A. Shenker | Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada
Nancy A. Shenker

Close to two million kids will graduate college in 2012. And millions of high school and college kids are now flooding the summer job market. Have you just graduated? Are you home for the summer? Still unemployed? You're not alone! And here are some sure-fire tips to get you from couch potato to paycheck!

Pick: Have a Wedding, or Keep Your Job

Cassandra Scrimgeour | Posted 05.16.2012 | Canada Living
Cassandra Scrimgeour

I'm employed on contract. I'm thankful for this. But when this contract ends, what will be next? What if my luck runs out and I can't find anything? The thought of unemployment fills me with anxiety, and a fear I feel in my bones. It's unknown territory that I'm not anxious to discover.