The most common career regrets

Regrets, we’ve all had a few. So, what are the most common career regrets? A new survey of 1,000 people, by resume service Zety, asked about career regrets, meaning now we can all learn from other people’s mistakes and avoid making the same, right? Of course! We’ve all heard that quote (supposedly attributable to Mark…

Tech skills are king: even lawyers need data analytics these days

If you’re considering going into the legal profession, you better polish up those tech skills. It’s been long considered a fact that soft skills are king. Is that changing? Maybe. A new survey has found that more than eight out of 10 people hiring legal professionals in Canada said that their hiring decisions are influenced…

Canadian economy shatters expectations with over 50,000 new jobs created

The Canadian economy created 54,000 jobs in September, bringing the national unemployment rate down to 5.5 per cent. Those are the findings from Statistics Canada in the newly released latest Labour Force Survey, the monthly snapshot of the country’s job market. These gains come as a surprise to most economists, as predictions had been for…

How to prep your references. Yes, you have to!

Prep your references before the hiring manager calls. Don’t skip this step. Here’s how to do it. I recently heard yet another story from an acquaintance about getting a surprise call from an employer to be a reference for someone about whom they really didn’t have much good to say. “I thought, ‘really?’” he said….

Survey: The top ways a bad boss can sabotage your career

Having a bad boss can take its toll on your career – and your mental health. Your relationship with your boss affects your work life, productivity, and ability to succeed. If it’s a bad relationship, you’re probably not going to last long in that role. Either you are going to quit in frustration – or…

How to answer “what are your salary expectations?”

One of the most common job search conundrums is how to answer the “what are your salary expectations?” question. This question might come up at any time. For example, when submitting your application, if the employer has given instructions to, say, “submit your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to (email address).” Or it might…

Make lists of your accomplishments to increase your success

Do you have trouble thinking of your accomplishments when called upon to do so? Do you struggle to find examples to demonstrate your awesomeness? Start making lists of your accomplishments. Whether or not you are actively job searching you should always keep an up-to-date list of your accomplishments. It will make a big difference. Start…

Study: How to become the best there is at what you do

One way to achieve maximum job security and open doors for the top jobs in your field would be to become the sought-after expert, the most talented person at whatever it is that you are passionate about doing. Everybody wants to hire and work with that person. That’s the dream. One of the most often…

How to handle job search rejection

Job seekers often have to deal with a lot of job search rejection that can wear at you and cause a lot of pain and anguish, which in turn can affect your job search, because it’s harder to feel confident when you’re feeling rejected and sad. Here are a few ways to handle job search…