On April 13, the Liberal government unveiled a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in Canada by July 2018. If passed, the legislation would allow people over the age of 18 to buy marijuana. What does this mean for your job (and career prospects)?
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Toronto's Grant Van Gameren has been called the city's hottest chef, but you could argue that this designation should be extended to the national level. As the co-owner of a slew of much-loved bars an...
04/28/2017 01:59 EDT
Even in the most harmonious workplace, people don't get along. And chances are, there's someone at your place of work who grinds your gears and rubs you the wrong way. So, what happens if that dreaded colleague somehow winds up your boss? Having to report to your office enemy is a nightmare scenario. But it's not hopeless. Here's how to deal with a new boss that you hate.
04/13/2017 12:04 EDT
We're not always going to like all of our coworkers (and not everyone is going to like you), but there are steps you can take to ensure you maintain a productive and civil relationship with everyone, even that person with the inappropriate jokes about his mother-in-law, or the one that rambles on about his daughter's time at tuba camp.
04/07/2017 01:36 EDT
When you reach the end of a long, tedious job search, you most likely will want to accept the first job offer that comes your way. The thing is, there is almost always room for negotiation. Is the salary offer lower than your expectations? Does it meet industry standards? What is the current state of the job market?
03/31/2017 03:52 EDT
The traditional reasoning is that it gives the wrong impression (that you're only interested in money), and that it pushes the conversation into a negotiation (and you've just blinked first). Is this accurate?
03/17/2017 01:00 EDT
You might be tempted to work from your bed, or sit on the couch while working, but those are places associated with free time and relaxation -- and they should stay that way. Sitting at a desk with a clear workspace puts you in the right state of mind to be productive. Geller suggests having a space in your home set up as an office, devoted solely to work.
03/10/2017 04:13 EST
A salary negotiation is no place for joking around. Or is it? Evidence from some social psychologists suggests that humour - the right kind of humour deployed at the right time - can work in your favour, especially in sensitive situations like salary negotiations.
03/02/2017 10:43 EST
What does your handshake say about you? Does it proclaim to the world that you're confident and bold? Or does it mumble and look away, letting everyone know that you're shy and neurotic? The good news is, if you don't like what your handshake says about you, you can change the conversation.
02/21/2017 06:39 EST
We've all been there: totally fed up with a job, impatient with a demanding or incompetent boss, and ready to quit in a dramatic flash of pent-up frustration. The trouble is, leaving your job with fiery flair is going to burn a bridge, which you may need sooner than you think. The smarter move is making sure you're on solid ground with your old employer -- even as you head off toward greener pastures. It's all about quitting with class. Here's how.
02/13/2017 06:37 EST
It's a sticky situation for many couples -- how do you pick and choose between co-workers for your wedding guest list? And what's the etiquette around inviting colleagues to your big day?
02/07/2017 12:01 EST
You'll be pursuing your side hustle after busy workdays, weekends, and basically whenever you have free time, so if you're doing something you love, it should be simply to motivate yourself. Focus on passions that can realistically bring in an income.
01/30/2017 04:22 EST
Anyone who's ever been in a heated political argument with an opinionated uncle or aunt at Thanksgiving knows the perils of a political discussion. So, how do you cover what will inevitably be a topic of discussion, without starting a bitter debate with coworkers? Read on for the do's and don'ts of talking politics at the office.
01/23/2017 02:15 EST
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.
01/16/2017 08:24 EST
It's very common for people to take time out of their careers to travel, work on personal projects, and care for loved ones, among many other reasons. It's no longer frowned upon in the way it may have been 10 or 20 years ago, so it's OK to be upfront about time out on your resume.
01/09/2017 08:04 EST
Do you have a hard time getting motivated at the office? Feel like you just can't concentrate? You're not alone. The good news is that you can do something about it.
12/30/2016 11:58 EST
Canadian employers, recruiters and postsecondary admissions staff are beginning to recognize the value of taking a gap year, but just taking time off from school or work doesn't quite cut it.
12/23/2016 12:30 EST
Your parents might have taught you not to curse, but did the lesson really stick? New research seems to suggest that it hasn't: two-thirds of all millennial employees swear at work, while 58 per cent of Gen Xers and Baby Boomers are said to swear while on the clock.
12/19/2016 03:45 EST
After discovering that the grass wasn't as green on the other side, you may find yourself gazing once again at the lawn you abandoned - but leaving is always easier than returning.
12/14/2016 10:48 EST
Every time you send out a resume, it competes with 250+ other resumes. If you use a confusing or underwhelming format, you run the risk that your resume ends up in the trash. What if we told you that existing resume formats could easily do the job for you?
12/05/2016 04:47 EST
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