Tuesday is the most productive day of the week for Canadians

A recent survey of hundreds of Canadian workers has ranked the days of the week from most to least productive. It turns out that there’s a solid three hours when most of us actually work really hard at our jobs. It’s usually on Tuesdays. Apparently Tuesday is the most productive day of the week for…

These are the opinions employers will reject you for

How much of your opinions on politics, race, religion and similar topics do you expose on social media? And have you ever wondered about the potential repercussions of oversharing on these topics during the job search? A new study has shed some light on how one’s views on controversial topics can impact their chances of…

Four reasons your workplace should have a dog

Dog friendly workplaces are thing, and many people love them. Dogs are the best. They’re adorable and they love you unconditionally. They might also make you happier, healthier, and more successful, which is why your workplace should have a dog. Don’t believe me? There’s science! Here are four reasons your workplace should have a dog….

Is it too late to apply for an older job posting?

Should you bother applying for jobs that have been posted online for a month or more, or are older job ads a waste of time? That was a question that came in to the CareerBeacon team over social media this weekend. Victoria had just started looking for a new job, and she found two positions…

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…