Sad woman leaning against a wall

Warning signs that the job will suck even more than being unemployed

Peter Harris| Aug 18, 2014 05:38 pm

It may seem counter-intuitive to advise someone to turn down a job – especially in a tight job market – but there are times when it’s better to walk away from an offer than to sign it.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Student,
Woman with laptop

OkCandidate: Here’s why you are unhirable

Peter Harris| Aug 15, 2014 02:45 pm

There are profiles you stumble across in online dating that make you wonder who would ever get in touch with them. They’re called undateables. Some of those same mistakes often turn up on resumes, and they can make you unhirable.

Category: Resumes and Cover Letters, Student,
Man in his twenties, contemplating.

Study: Where can that liberal arts degree take you on the Canadian job market right now?

Peter Harris| Aug 13, 2014 06:02 pm

When we looked at the first job titles of grads with a liberal arts education, I was tempted to call this piece ‘The Degrees Most Likely to Land You a Job in Customer Service.’ However, even those studies without a clear career path still pay off in surprising ways.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Student,
Students looking into a futuristic hologram

Five careers you need to tell your kids about

Nicole Wray| Aug 13, 2014 04:34 pm

Thinking about the workforce of the future should be on every student’s back-to-school to-do list. Here, a Canadian futurist identifies the top five career prospects of 2020.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,
The university degrees that earn the highest starting salaries

The university degrees that earn the highest starting salaries

Peter Harris| Aug 6, 2014 08:06 am

The majority of Canadians surveyed told us that they believe educational choices should be tied to job market demands. So here are the areas of study most likely to land you a job in your field – and the highest starting salaries.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Student,
Job postings on a campus bulletin board

Red flags not to take that last-minute summer job

Peter Harris| Aug 1, 2014 12:25 pm

If you’re just looking for a summer job now, you’re late to the game. There are some still available, but you’ll definitely have fewer choices. So here are some red flags to watch out for not to take the job.

Category: Student,
Fast food workers

How that minimum wage job can lead to future wealth

Peter Harris| Jul 14, 2014 10:51 am

New research shows that young people who work part-time end up being more successful than those who don’t. Here are the essential career skills from customer service training.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Student,
Why no one will give you a chance

The real reason no one is going to give you a chance

Peter Harris| Jun 22, 2014 08:57 am

It sounds harsh, but it’s true: no one is going to give you a chance. Giving chances is bad for business, and that is just how employers have to think. Here’s how you can land a job in a new field where you have little or no previous experience – without asking someone to gamble on you.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,
Skeptical job interview

Ten common ways candidates sabotage their own job searches

Peter Harris| Jun 18, 2014 09:24 am

Everyone knows that your chances of landing the job are greatly increased if you and your potential employer hit it off and genuinely like each other right from the start. Here’s how people unknowingly make sure that there’s no chance of that happening.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies, Student,
The worst job interview answer?

Tough hiring manager shares the worst job interview answer ever

Peter Harris| Jun 16, 2014 09:59 am

Because the most useful career advice generally comes from the people who actually make hiring decisions, I asked a tough interviewer what she thinks job candidates often get wrong. She said there’s one common interview answer that absolutely drives her crazy.

Category: Job interviews, Student,