Unmotivated people need to give advice, not receive it

Do you think that you need someone else’s advice in order to get motivated and move your life and career forward? What you might in fact need is for someone to ask you for advice. New research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business has found that giving advice may increase motivation and…

Canada’s top 10 jobs for 2018

Canadian Business has released its annual Best Jobs ranking, which compiles comprehensive data on salaries, qualifications, and employment prospects to find the jobs out there with the highest pay and greatest potential. The list ranks jobs based on salary, growth, demand, wage growth and more. It’s a little more interesting than most best jobs lists…

Are you ready to be interviewed by a robot? Because it’s coming soon

New technology is revolutionizing the world of work. High tech jobs are being created at the same time that automation is rendering other career paths obsolete. We’ve known for a long time that in many cases, the first one to read your resume or review your job application is a robot. Applicant Tracking Systems scan…

Canada is among the most attractive countries for workers but the US beat us

We’re number three! We’re number three! Canada ranks the world’s third most popular destination for work, according to a survey by Boston Consulting Group.  Researchers surveyed 366,139 employees and job seekers in 197 countries about their willingness to work abroad, the countries and cities (other than their own) where they would most like to work, and what they…

The top skills on hiring managers’ wish lists

Good oral communication, also known as speaking skills, tops the list of important skills employers are seeking in new hires according to a new survey. But the same managers also say the skills they’re after aren’t easy to find. The Association of American Colleges and Universities commissioned the survey to find out what skills companies…

Five things that matter more to employers than your degree

It isn’t your university or college degree or the school that you went to that is going to impress potential employers. Having graduated from a specific university actually ranks last among the top qualifications that hiring managers and executives look for in new hires. It turns out that most employers are looking to hire candidate…

Nine things that make you look older and can cost you the job

Age discrimination is a reality on the job market. Research consistently suggests that after 40, and sometimes even in your late thirties, your chances of getting hired start to diminish. Employers prefer youth over experience, which is an unfortunate reality in a scene where job hopping has become the new normal and nobody stays in…

Three things that are more important than your resume

When job hunting, your resume will make or break your success. Or so common wisdom has always suggested. But times are changing, according to a recently published CNN article, which says that the one-page document has “lost its dominance.” The claim is that companies and recruiters are putting less emphasis on resumes when searching for…

Labour shortage: The most in-demand workers and skills in Canada in 2018

Canadian employers are having an increasingly difficult time hiring the staff they need in today’s tight labour market. Forty-one percent of Canadian employers report difficulty filling jobs, according to the ManpowerGroup 2018 Talent Shortage Survey released just this morning. At a time when organizations are facing the lowest unemployment in 40 years, most of the…