Career Dilemmas

How to lose a job with your terrible follow-up

How to land a job and then lose it with your terrible follow-up

Peter Harris| May 11, 2015 10:37 am

Even when you’ve done everything right so far, and the job is ‘in the bag,’ it’s still possible to blow it at the very last minute. I’ve seen it happen.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies,
The undercover job search

How to look for a job – without looking like you’re looking for a job

Peter Harris| Apr 23, 2015 07:48 pm

I recently wrote about how the best time to quit your job is when you’ve already lined up your next one. However, looking for a new job while employed can be tricky, so here are a few undercover job hunting techniques.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies,
Warning signs in job descriptions

Six red flags in job descriptions that should warn you not to apply

Peter Harris| Apr 22, 2015 04:23 pm

Here are some of the hidden messages that you can spot in job advertisements that should warn you to steer clear – or at least to approach with caution.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies,
Signs you're in the wrong job

Six signs that you’re in the wrong job

Peter Harris| Apr 16, 2015 12:47 pm

Being in the wrong job isn’t all bad. You can learn valuable lessons from a bad experience, if you don’t get stuck in it for too long. Here’s how you can tell when it’s time to move on.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Life At Work,
Young Canadians undecided about career paths

Don’t know what you want to do with your life? You’re not alone

Nicole Wray| Apr 6, 2015 02:24 pm

According to a new report from Statistics Canada, a large portion of young Canadians have no idea what career path they want to pursue – and some groups are nearly twice as undecided as others.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Student,
Woman contemplating quitting

Four good reasons not to quit your job just yet

Kevin Makra| Apr 2, 2015 01:11 pm

For many people the spring season seems like a great time for making a fresh start. However, let’s take a look at some of the hard truths about throwing in the towel at work.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Life At Work,
The real reason you didn't get the job

The real reason you didn’t get the job (that nobody will ever tell you)

Peter Harris| Mar 2, 2015 12:54 pm

Here are a few common examples of employer biases and behind-the-scenes snafus that could prevent you from getting hired, without you ever knowing what actually went wrong with your candidacy.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job interviews,
The best time to quit your job

The best time to quit your job

Peter Harris| Jan 28, 2015 03:25 pm

Sometimes you really have to leave your job. If you’re not making enough money to survive, your company is doomed, or your job is ruining your life, it’s time to jump ship. Here’s how to spot the smartest time to make your move.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Life At Work,
Worried man reading online news

Warning signs that you’re about to lose your job

Peter Harris| Jan 20, 2015 08:58 pm

Do you ever get that sinking feeling that you’re doomed at work and could be about to get fired? There are some clear signs that you can watch for to help determine if you’re just being paranoid or if the end really is near.

Category: Career Dilemmas,
Man outside in winter - texting

Exit strategy: How to land on your feet when you lose your job

Peter Harris| Jan 15, 2015 12:47 pm

Obviously being let go from a job is a setback, but it doesn’t have to derail your career. Here’s how to handle the stumbling block and get back on track quickly.

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