Six career-destroying phrases you should never say at work

There are some innocuous-seeming expressions that could destroy your credibility or career prospects if you say them at work. Why? Because they can make you sound like a slacker, someone who doesn’t care about the team, or that you lack confidence in your own abilities. So, think before you speak – and whatever you do,…

The 50 best places for women to work in Canada in 2019

Every year, Great Place To Work compiles a list of Canada’s best places for Canadian women to work specifically. The 2019 edition came out yesterday, naming the 50 top employers for female workers in this country. According to GPtW, the companies on this list must “be Great Place to Work Certified™ in the past year,…

High-paying jobs with tons of openings available right now on CareerBeacon

Looking for a new job right now? The timing is right. Unemployment in Canada is at historic lows, and there are currently plenty of job vacancies on the market. Here’s a look at some high-paying career opportunities that have lots of openings available on CareerBeacon that you could apply for today. Market Research Analyst Market…

Are your parents ruining your career?

The disturbing trend of parents getting overly involved in their adult children’s lives doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. It turns out that many are filling out job applications for their grown-up kids, pulling strings to get them jobs, and even calling their child’s employers to discuss issues that junior is having…

Canadian employers reveal hiring intentions for the spring of 2019

There is more good news on the horizon for Canadian job seekers and companies. Growth is projected to continue into the second quarter of 2019. Those are the findings of the latest Employment Outlook Survey for Canada, conducted by the Manpower Group. The regular study of hiring intentions of Canadian business leaders found that companies…

How to use five basic punctuation marks

Punctuation is hard. Even I find it hard, and I’ve been a professional writer for a long time. I know others find punctuation hard also, because I see mistakes all over the place, all the time. This isn’t a big deal, in and of itself, despite what people who like to get contemptuous over this…

Why let someone else have the last word in an argument

We’re all going to have professional disagreements, situations in which we want to persuade someone to see our point of view or situations in which we need to defend ourselves. How we handle these disagreements can make or break our professional relationships and, ultimately, our careers. There’s one little trick I’ve learned, which can help:…