The highest paying skilled trades in Canada right now

Want a high-paying job with plenty of openings in Canada right now? Consider the skilled trades. Statistics Canada followed the career progress of apprentices in the skilled trades to see how much they earned on average when they received their certifications. To create a robust portrait of the income potential of these professionals, they also…

Is it better to be born rich or smart? Now we know the answer.

When it comes to financial success later in life, is it better to be born rich or smart? That’s the question researchers set out to answer in a recent study. What did they find? That the rich are more likely to get richer. In America, anyway. And while, yes, we are in Canada over here,…

Twelve up and coming professions to watch

Technology is changing, and the world of work is changing with it. A new report on futuristic jobs shows the impact that drones, AI, and other emerging tech are having on the jobs we will hold. Completely new roles are being created, while some traditional occupations are evolving in new directions. The report, published in…

Five things you must do before applying for any job

There it is. The job that you really want just became available online. Should you fire off that resume right away so that you are among the first applicants? Sort of, but not really. While there is some advantage to applying early, taking a bit of time to take care of a few essential pre-application…

30 affordable places to live and work remotely

If you live in a big city, it can often feel like all your time is spent working just to pay the bills, with little or no time or money left to just enjoy life. Tired of this? Many people are opting to get off the hamster wheel and move to less expensive locations. This…

10 reasons why people don’t like you

We’ve all met successful people over the course of our careers that we didn’t like and/or who were downright awful. Sometimes those people succeed despite their off-putting characters, either because they are super talented or super lucky. But for most of us, our career progression depends heavily on our being likable. People give jobs and…

New report reveals the highest paying jobs for technology grads

Young people can earn some enviable salaries very early in their careers, especially if they enter the lucrative tech sector. Comparably, an organization that monitors the job market for trends in careers and compensation, recently studied thousands of salary records for workers aged 18-24. Recent grads who studied computer science, business or design landed the…

First impressions matter, but last impressions may matter even more

People are always going on about the importance of first impressions and how you don’t get a second chance to make a good one. But we sometimes overlook the importance of last impressions, which are equally important, and maybe even more so. Obviously, first impressions are important. There is evidence that in the first few…