How to handle a bully at work

A reader reached out to me through our Twitter channel. She wanted to know how to deal with a bully at work. Apparently, there is a manager from another department who consistently raises his voice in meetings to angerly intimidate other people into not disagreeing with him. It is creating a hostile and fearful work…

Nine tips on how to quit your job

Some of the most common questions about jobs are about how to quit them. So, we thought we would offer a few tips about giving notice, how the boss should be told, whether you have to do it in person, and more. Here are nine tips on how to quit your job. Give notice Two…

Study: You only need 50% of job requirements to be interviewed

You see a job posting for a role that you would love to have, but you don’t have all of the qualifications the employer is looking for. It’s not a lost cause. It turns out that you don’t actually need to have every credential in the bullet-pointed list of requirements. Wanted: 15-years experience in software development,…

The 10 highest (and ten lowest) paying jobs in Canada

Statistics Canada released its top 10 list of the most talked about stories of last year. Coming in on number two on the list was their data on employment in Canada. (The number one story was cannabis.) The big employment story was Canada’s lowest unemployment rate in 40 years at 5.6%, but Stats Can’s regular…

Canada kicks off 2019 with record low unemployment

Canada’s unemployment rate is holding steady at an over forty-year low right now. This country’s economy added 9,300 jobs last month, keeping the national unemployment rate at the historically low rate of 5.6 per cent, according to Statistics Canada. The country first hit this milestone in November when the unemployment rate fell to the lowest…

12 New Year’s resolutions for career success in 2019

Kick start your career in 2019 with these New Year’s resolutions. Happy 2019! If you’re looking for a new job, or to improve your career this New Year, there are a few things you should be doing to make things happen. Yes, resolutions are a bit cliché. But there’s a reason we make them. The…

The most in-demand jobs and skills for 2019

A new report shows which skills will be in high demand in 2019, as well as the emerging jobs for which demand is growing the fastest. The annual Emerging Jobs Report from LinkedIn uses data from the company’s Economic Graph to find the roles that companies are rapidly hiring for, the skills associated with them,…

Positive thinking is killing your job search

If you’ve been out of work for a while, you should probably be less optimistic. That’s the gist of a new recently released report. In the paper, researchers analyze job seekers’ perceptions about their employment prospects and the relationship of those perceptions to employment outcomes. They found that “job seekers are over-optimistic in their beliefs,…