Rejected from a job? Here’s what to do next

Have you been turned down for a position? Don’t send a nasty note! Here’s what to do when rejected from a job. What should you do when you’re rejected from a job after an interview? Should you send a response? Say nothing? Cry? These are among the options that spring to mind. You can cry…

Why COVID-19 could mean a boost for your paycheque

Canadian employers have a growing list of concerns lately, not least of which includes the worry about losing their top performing staff members. Those are some of the key findings from new research conducted by staffing firm Robert Half. A majority of senior managers surveyed (82 per cent) said they are worried about their company’s…

Survey reveals hiring intentions of Canadian employers for the rest of 2020

A new in-depth survey of Canadian employers has revealed their hiring intentions for the coming months. Here’s a snapshot of where the employment growth is expected to be for the rest of 2020. Despite the lingering effects of the coronavirus on the Canadian economy, here at CareerBeacon, we remain fairly optimistic about the job market…

Canada gained nearly 250,000 more jobs in August

The Canadian economy saw another month of solid job growth in August. Statistics Canada is reporting that the country added 246,000 jobs last month, the fourth-straight month of employment increases. These job gains brought the national unemployment rate down to 10.2 per cent, a 0.7 per cent drop from the 10.9 per seen last month….

Do jerks really get ahead at work? New research has the answer

You’ve probably heard that ‘nice guys finish last.’ It’s a cliched sentiment that implies you have to be ruthless to get ahead. That’s why we see so many stereotypical jerk bosses in pop culture. It’s a good story. The nice guy (or gal) underdog held back by their own common decency while people who are…

Survey: Workers confess what they are really up to during virtual meetings

Remember meetings? Those time-consuming get togethers that would interrupt your work several times throughout most days at the office? While we did like to grumble about them, regular business meetings did have their advantages. Many of these benefits are becoming clearer now that the vast majority of meetings have gone virtual because of COVID-19. For…