How much money you need to earn to be happy in Canada

How much money do you need to make to be happy in Canada? A new study from Purdue University has found that there is an optimal point to how much money it takes to make an individual happy, but that the amount varies worldwide. The price of happiness is about $77,500 For Canadians – and…

22 questions to ask in a job interview

You have to ask questions during the job interview. The interviewer is going to expect this and is going to ask you if you have any questions. And you must ask them because not to do so demonstrates a total lack of interest. And you don’t want that. You want to look keen and enthusiastic….

8 strategies for handling a bad boss

A friend of mine recently went through a bad few months dealing with a bully boss. She was miserable, and wasn’t sure how to handle the situation. If this is happening to you, here are 8 strategies for dealing with a boss who is a jerk. Ask yourself if the problem is actually you. Is…

The resume lie most likely to cost you the job

Most people lie at least a little bit on their resumes.  And, honestly, it’s not always a bad idea. Some lies during the job search are actually good, such as the lie of omission, or the lie that you left your previous job to seek bigger challenges and more opportunities, rather than because you hated…

Study abroad significantly increases your chance of getting hired

If you’re deciding where to go to school and have the option to do so outside of North America, you should probably take advantage of that opportunity. Studying abroad can significantly increase both your chances of getting hired for a job and your earning potential. Those are the findings of the Employability and Study Abroad…

Woman’s lost NASA internship is cautionary social media tale

You might think people don’t need yet another cautionary tale about social media use and how it can impact your career. Well, you would be wrong. This story about a Twitter user who recently lost out on a NASA internship after a remarkably stupid series of events illustrates this quite well. The woman, who goes only…

Four common lies employers tell job candidates

You’re not going to be 100% honest during the job search process and the interview. Oh, you won’t lie about the big things, like faking experience, but about little things, like how much you enjoyed working with everyone at your previous job, even though they were all monsters. It’s how the game is played. And…

86% of workers say this is most important factor when considering a job

If you’re having trouble finding people who want to work for you, one of the things you might consider is offering flexible work arrangements if you don’t already. And if you’re not bringing you’re A Game to create a great candidate experience during the hiring process, you will probably miss out. A recent survey, the…