Job scams on the rise due to COVID

These are desperate times for many, which means it’s open season for fraudsters and their job scams. The CBC is reporting the cautionary tale of a 54-year-old Toronto man who recently fell for a job scam that nearly cost him $4,000. Tony Monize had been temporarily laid off from his job in the telecom industry…

Science reveals the best time of day to do everything

Behavioural research has uncovered the best times of the day for tackling complicated work projects, getting the maximum benefit from your workout, interviewing for a job, and having the most productive meetings. The theory is called chronobiology. That is the scientific term for what we more commonly refer to as the ‘biological clock’. Studies in…

Can you really learn a language with an app? Study says…

Have you tried learning a new language with one of those language apps? Does it work? Are you more proficient in that language? People have apparently been asking the question of how effective language learning applications are, now that more and more people are using them. These apps include Duolingo and Babbel, and they are…

The top 10 highest paying brands in the world

Want to rake in the really big bucks? Good choice. One of the ways to go about it is to launch your career in one of the highest paying sectors. Another is to land a job at one of the companies that offer the greatest compensation. To help out with that plan, a new report…

Why now is a great time to make a career change

If you’ve been considering a career change, there’s no time like the present. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted business and industry in ways nobody could have predicted. Over the past few months, millions of people have lost their jobs and our lives have been totally turned upside down, and things may never return to the…

New Brunswick leads the way towards reopening (Ontario lags behind)

A new report shows that New Brunswick is Canada’s most open province right now, with two thirds of businesses – 67 per cent – being fully open again. Ontario is currently the province still experiencing the most lockdown with just 43 per cent of businesses being open. The other Maritime provinces of Nova Scotia and…

Some industries won’t survive COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has destroyed many businesses and caused great harm to others. We looked into which industries were suffering the most, which were likely to struggle over the long term, and which were unlikely to come back. Here are the sectors and business types that experts seem to believe will have a difficult time…

4 skills you’ll need to thrive post COVID lockdown

As the world emerges from the COVID-19 lockdown, businesses are bringing employees back and even hiring new ones. We’re all beginning to adapt to what many are calling a “new normal,” though that language is already getting a bit old. We’re living in a strange time, and it’s hard to know how to label it….

Ten skills (you probably already have) that you need in your resume

New analyses of millions of job postings across industry sectors has revealed a shortlist of transferable skills that are sought after for most jobs. The catch is, while you probably already have some – or even most of them – already, these tend to be the skills that don’t get highlighted in resumes and profiles….