Career Dilemmas

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,
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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.

Category: 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,