Career Dilemmas

Waitress writing on a pad

Discussion topic: Was restaurant right to fire waitress for refusing to refund $200 tip?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 23, 2014 06:47 pm


IHOP fires waitress for not returning a $200 tip, then rehires her. Should she have had to return it? Let’s discuss.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Recruiting and Managing,
Exit strategy: How to quit your job

Exit strategy: The smart way to leave your job

Karen Geier| Apr 10, 2014 08:49 am


As much as breaking into a chorus of ‘Take This Job and Shove It’ might seem like fun, it wouldn’t be the most strategic way to quit of a bad gig. Here’s how to plan a smooth exit, and four common mistakes to avoid.



Category: Career Dilemmas,
Women heading for the exit

7 reasons not to take the job

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 9, 2014 07:55 pm


Yes, you need work, but there are instances in which you should not take the job if that option is available to you. High turnover, an over-eagerness to hire. Here are seven signs you should walk away from the offer.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
Handshake between a man and a woman

Why apologize even when you’re not sorry

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 3, 2014 06:48 pm


An apology can disarm your opponent and give you the upper hand. But it has to be delivered in the right way. Learn how and why you should apologize.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice, Life At Work, Recruiting and Managing,
Career-limiting moves

Five quick and easy ways people end up unemployed and unemployable

Peter Harris| Mar 4, 2014 10:50 am


It takes a lot longer to build and maintain a successful career than it does to wreck it. Here’s a look at some of the most common workplace blunders that can derail your career – and hurt your future chances of getting hired as well.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Life At Work,
Working from home

How to tell if you’re ready for a career as a freelancer

Karen Geier| Mar 3, 2014 10:36 am


Everyone has days at work where they imagine how different their life would be if they worked for themselves. Freelancing does offer you a lot of added flexibility and freedom – but it comes with its own set of challenges. Hear are a few things to consider before heading out on your own.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Life At Work,
A crowd of graduating students in cap and gown from the back

Do you still need an education?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 25, 2014 09:36 am


For decades we’ve been funneling people through the hallowed halls of higher learning as a requirement to get a good job. Do employers still need that piece of paper?



Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice, Student,
Toronto musician and creative director, Tracy Jones

Career advice revisited: Instead of ‘following’ your passions – make them work for you

Tracy Jones| Feb 20, 2014 05:14 pm


In response to our recent article referring to following your passions as useless career advice for the job market, a Toronto musician / Creative Director offers his insights on how to succeed in cashing in on your talents – without selling them out.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Student,
Melissa Allen, Peter Harris - The Workopolis 180

[Video] The “experience-needed” syndrome – How to market your transferable skills

Peter Harris| Feb 15, 2014 09:37 am


Will taking jobs that don’t use your full skills and education hurt your chances of actually landing a position in your field down the line? Not if you spin it right. Here’s how.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Student,
office workers flirting

Ladies: all the guys at work think you want to sleep with them

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 13, 2014 07:09 pm


While office romance is alive and well this Valentine’s day, guys around the workplace are apparently getting the wrong impression about the women they work with. Awkward!



Category: Career Dilemmas, Life At Work,