Career Dilemmas

Suspicious-looking employer

The six lies that employers will most often tell you

Peter Harris| June 22, 2015 09:48 am

There is no shortage of people who will advise you to be scrupulously honest on your resume and to always tell the truth to employers. So how come they’re allowed to lie to you?

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job interviews
Embarrassed man at his computer

What to do if you posted something you regret online

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 5, 2015 01:21 pm

We’re always yammering on around here about how you should be careful about what you post online, so you don’t ruin your entire life . But what if you’ve already posted something stupid and now you regret it but it’s too late?

Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice
Job security

How employers decide who to fire (and who to keep)

Peter Harris| May 27, 2015 03:12 pm

Employers have a simple calculation that they use to evaluate whether to keep you on or if it’s better for the bottom line to let you go. It’s a cold equation. Here’s how to stay on the right side of it.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice
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| April 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| April 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| April 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| April 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
Woman contemplating quitting

Four good reasons not to quit your job just yet

Kevin Makra| April 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| March 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