How to avoid five of the most common job seeking pitfalls

Some simple mistakes on the job hunt often hold people back from the career opportunities they want. Canada is experiencing a period of relatively low unemployment right now, meaning jobs are more readily available than they were a few years back. However, this doesn’t mean that you can take shortcuts or skip the basic steps…

Then 10 most valuable university degrees in Canada for 2019

It’s almost time to hit the books, kids. Back to school season is fast approaching. Of course, not all fields of study pay off the same on the job market. New research shows which disciplines are most likely to lead to some of the more lucrative career paths. The team at University Magazine has compiled…

What to do if you love your job but hate your boss

It’s pretty well known that one of the most common reasons people leave jobs is because they don’t like their managers. We often say “people don’t leave jobs, they leave managers,” and according to a survey conducted in 2018, 60% of respondents said they had either left a job or were considering leaving one because…

The fastest growing jobs for women

A new report has listed the fastest growing jobs for women. Women make up nearly half (47%) of the North American workforce. And, according to the report from SmartAsset, despite the fact that this overall percentage remains unchanged over the past five years, certain jobs and occupations have seen significant growth for women. These occupations…

Study: Canadian employers don’t know what workers want

A series of surveys and reports have come out recently that all seem to reveal the same thing: Canadian companies really don’t understand what their employees actually care about. The disconnect is causing higher turnover rates as workers jump ship seeking what their current job doesn’t offer. For example, a new poll released last week…

Cheating spouses more likely to engage in corporate misconduct

People who cheat on their spouses are more likely to cheat at work. If you have a work colleague who is cheating on their significant other, there’s also a bigger chance they’re laundering money or engaging in similarly shady business than if they were a faithful partner. A new study from the McCombs School of…

Study reveals the best strategies for getting a raise

If you believe you should be making more money, you are certainly not alone. A recent Gallup poll found that four in 10 workers feel they are underpaid. This makes sense. People keep pointing out that cost of living continues to rise while wages are not keeping up. A dollar doesn’t go nearly as far…

Tuesday is the most productive day of the week for Canadians

A recent survey of hundreds of Canadian workers has ranked the days of the week from most to least productive. It turns out that there’s a solid three hours when most of us actually work really hard at our jobs. It’s usually on Tuesdays. Apparently Tuesday is the most productive day of the week for…