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Nineteen-year-old woman

Twelve is the new 19: How Generation Z is about to change everything

Nicole Wray| Sep 15, 2014 12:55 pm


The next generation of workers is touted as being well-educated, ambitious, worldly, collaborative, and even genius: the opposite of the entitled and lazy Gen Y. Here’s why I’m suddenly afraid of teenagers.



Category: Life At Work, Student,
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,
Employers interview 6 candidates to hire for a creative role

Employer survey: How to land a job in a creative field

Peter Harris| Sep 2, 2014 10:01 am


Want a role that lets you make a living using your creative skills on the job? A new survey says that there should be an upswing in hiring for these positions throughout the rest of 2014. Here’s how creative employers hire and what they’re looking for.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes and Cover Letters, Student,
Man reading in a diner

So what can you do with that English degree?

Peter Harris| Aug 27, 2014 09:28 pm


We took a look at thousands of resumes to see what fields English graduates end up working in and what their most common first job titles are. Here’s where that English degree can take you on the Canadian job market right now.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Student,
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

Here’s why no one is reading your resume

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,