Career Dilemmas

The most common job titles for entry-level candidates

The most common job titles advertised for candidates with no work experience

Peter Harris| Nov 24, 2014 08:02 pm


According to a new study of Canadian job ads, less than one quarter of the employers would consider hiring candidates who have no work experience at all. So how can you get your career started?



Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies, Student,
Woman on a computer beside a Christmas tree

The holidays could actually be a great time of year to find a job

Elizabeth Bromstein| Nov 19, 2014 08:54 pm


Many people will be wrapping up their job search over the holiday season, thinking that there’s not point in trying. Is there any point in continuing the quest? We say yes. Here’s why.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies,
The most dangerous jobs

The jobs that are most likely to kill you

Peter Harris| Oct 28, 2014 06:43 pm


How likely are you to die on the job? Here are the occupations with the highest and lowest risk of heart disease – alongside the shortlist of Canada’s most dangerous jobs. Proceed with caution.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Life At Work,
The secret formula for finding your ideal job

The simple secret formula for finding your ideal job

Peter Harris| Oct 26, 2014 09:49 pm


By sketching out just a few overlapping lines on a page you can quickly map out those available jobs that closely match with your interests and talents. The bull’s eye lands on your dream job.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Student,
Woman saying shhh

How to job search without your boss finding out

Simon Cohen| Oct 24, 2014 06:38 pm


There may be a time when you should tell your boss you’re looking for a new job. When is that time? And should you decided not to let on, how can you keep the search a secret?



Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice,
Someecard - I hate Mondays

Your Facebook posts say that you’re in the wrong job

Peter Harris| Oct 22, 2014 02:25 pm


I have a number of Facebook connections who post their excitement about the weekend on Wednesdays and start dreading Monday on Saturdays. So, with them in mind, here are five ways to turn a crappy job into a brilliant career move.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Life At Work,
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Senior exec brought down in the midst of a promotion – for a resume falsehood from years earlier

Peter Harris| Sep 17, 2014 10:16 am


Even a small lie about your past can be hanging over your head well into the future. Walmart’s vice president of communications resigned last week after it came out that he hadn’t actually earned the university degree listed on his resume.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice, Resumes,
Credential creep

Top five sectors where employers are raising the bar on qualifications and then claiming that no one is qualified

Peter Harris| Sep 13, 2014 05:53 pm


This is why having the same qualifications as the people doing the job isn’t enough to get you hired for the job now. Employers are asking for advanced education for jobs that don’t actually require it.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice, Student,
Choosing a career path

Choosing a career path: What to do when you don’t know what to do

Kevin Makra| Sep 9, 2014 09:02 am


Many articles written on the job search come with the assumption that you have already chosen a career path. But what if you haven’t reached that stage yet? What if you aren’t sure which occupational direction to follow?



Category: Career Dilemmas, Student,
The dark side of hiring

The dark side of hiring: Five things employers would probably rather you didn’t know

Peter Harris| Sep 8, 2014 09:06 pm


Sometimes finding a job can be made much more difficult by things going on behind the scenes that you don’t even know about. Here are five hidden reasons why you might not get hired, that employers will never tell you.



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