The 50 best places for women to work in Canada in 2019

Every year, Great Place To Work compiles a list of Canada’s best places for Canadian women to work specifically. The 2019 edition came out yesterday, naming the 50 top employers for female workers in this country. According to GPtW, the companies on this list must “be Great Place to Work Certified™ in the past year,…

Study finds attractive women viewed as less truthful, more fireable

If you’re a woman and you’ve been fired, maybe it’s because you’re too darn gorgeous. Attractive businesswomen are seen as less trustworthy, less truthful, and more worthy of being fired than less attractive women. This is according to new research from CU Boulder and Washington State University. Stefanie Johnson, associate professor at CU Boulder’s Leeds…

Survey shows people are unaware of skilled trades opportunities

A new survey of young workers suggests that people are sadly misinformed about the opportunities offered by skilled trades and trade schools. While Canada suffers a shortage of skilled trades workers, people are becoming less likely to go into these jobs, which have come to be viewed as less attractive career prospects. The new poll,…

High-paying jobs with tons of openings available right now on CareerBeacon

Looking for a new job right now? The timing is right. Unemployment in Canada is at historic lows, and there are currently plenty of job vacancies on the market. Here’s a look at some high-paying career opportunities that have lots of openings available on CareerBeacon that you could apply for today. Market Research Analyst Market…

Are your parents ruining your career?

The disturbing trend of parents getting overly involved in their adult children’s lives doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. It turns out that many are filling out job applications for their grown-up kids, pulling strings to get them jobs, and even calling their child’s employers to discuss issues that junior is having…

Canadian employers reveal hiring intentions for the spring of 2019

There is more good news on the horizon for Canadian job seekers and companies. Growth is projected to continue into the second quarter of 2019. Those are the findings of the latest Employment Outlook Survey for Canada, conducted by the Manpower Group. The regular study of hiring intentions of Canadian business leaders found that companies…

Why let someone else have the last word in an argument

We’re all going to have professional disagreements, situations in which we want to persuade someone to see our point of view or situations in which we need to defend ourselves. How we handle these disagreements can make or break our professional relationships and, ultimately, our careers. There’s one little trick I’ve learned, which can help:…

21 ways to boost your self confidence on the morning of the job interview

Self-confidence is key to advancing your career, landing the jobs you want, and acing job interviews. But, of course, we don’t always feel particularly confident. Humans come with all levels of self-confidence. Some people are regularly lacking confidence and self-esteem, while others may be super sure of themselves most of the time, but occasionally find…