129 ways to get a job

An article is going a bit viral this week. It’s from a 1958 issue of McCall’s Magazine and is titled 129 Ways to Get a Husband.  As I’m sure you can imagine, it’s amusingly outdated and contains all sort of ridiculous suggestions like “Stand in a corner and cry softly. Chances are good that he’ll…

9 jobs for stay at home moms that don’t require a degree

Stay-at-home moms are often in the market for jobs we can do from home with the little spare time we have. Who doesn’t need extra money? And even better if you can make it while breastfeeding and wearing pyjamas, right? I’m assuming that if you are in a specialized field with high-level training and qualifications,…

11 things you should never do on social media

You probably know that your social media presence has a big impact on your career. But sometimes people need a reminder. I’ve seen some pretty bad things on social media lately – racist jokes, nasty fights, name calling, insults… maybe we’re just getting so used to the online world that we forget that, unlike our…

The top strengths hiring managers are looking for in job candidates

During the job interview, the hiring manager is going to ask you about your strengths and weaknesses. We’ve discussed in the past how to answer the dreaded “greatest weakness” question. Don’t say “vodka and gambling,” and do say that your greatest weakness is something non-crucial to the job and that you’re working to improve it….

Survey says your Canadian boss might be high

Canadian managers are more likely to be high on the job than you probably think. Cannabis (marijuana) officially became legal in Canada on October 17, 2018. And there’s a one in five chance your Canadian manager will be smoking it before work. A new survey from Ipsos, commissioned by ADP Canada, has found that nearly…

12 questions to ask candidates during the job interview

There are certain questions you must ask a candidate during the job interview, like “Tell me about yourself” and “Why would you be a good fit for this role?” If you’re wondering what else to ask to get some good insight into a job candidate, here are 12 questions to ask during the interview with…

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….