Six signs you should quit your job in the new year

Wondering if you should stay or go? Here are 6 signs you should quit your job in 2020. The new year (2020!) is upon us, and for many this means examining our lives and making critical choices. One of these might be whether or not to stay in your current job.  Are you dissatisfied or…

The many surprising benefits to working over the holidays

Many businesses stay open throughout the holidays, and somebody has to work those shifts. It might seem like a total drag to be on the job on Christmas morning or New Year’s Eve, but there are advantages to working over the festive season. I worked in a coffeeshop bookstore for a couple of years while…

The Canadian workplace: What’s in and what’s out for 2020?

A new survey of senior managers across Canada has revealed their changing opinions of some do’s and don’ts for the modern workplace. While certain behaviours are still frowned upon, nearly all of the participants (90 per cent) agreed that their organization has become more informal over the past decade. Casual dress, tattoos and piercings, swearing…

Relocating for a job: Tips for hacking the Canadian job market

Canada has regions that are experiencing labour shortages at the same time as other areas are facing higher levels of unemployment. One of the clearest ways to improve the volume and quality of opportunities available to you is to move from an area with few jobs to one where workers are more sought after. So,…

Study finds this increases productivity by 15%

Everyone is trying to increase productivity these days, do more in less time etc. So, news that you can actually achieve more with little added effort is usually pretty welcome, right? Good news! Listening to classical music while working may increase your productivity by as much as 15%. Accomplished tasks faster with music This is…

Ten high-demand jobs in Canada for 2020 (and what they pay)

The jobs that employers are struggling to fill right now span the spectrum of career paths, from healthcare to high tech, from blue collar to white. So, whatever field of work you are looking to be employed in, you’re likely to have plenty of options over the coming months. Based on data from Statistics Canada,…

Report: How much a Master’s degree boosts your salary by field of study

Graduating with a Master’s degree can boost your pay by an average of 40% – 47% in Canada. Those are the findings of a new study released this morning by Statistics Canada. To determine those numbers, Stats Can followed the careers of over one million students who achieved graduate degrees over a half-decade period. Their…