The biggest online security mistake you’re probably making

Many of us are putting our personal information and identities at risk with our unsafe online behaviour. This was evidenced by the security breach announced by the Canadian Revenue Agency last week. The CRA announced that thousands of accounts were breached, causing the temporary shutdown of many of the agency’s online services. Fraudsters changed the…

Stats Can: Canada’s highest (and lowest) paying university degrees

The data crunchers at Statistics Canada have just released the latest numbers on how much graduates from various disciplines and degree programs earn on average on the job market. Because of the time involved in gathering the information over a relevant time period and then analysing the results, this wage report reflects earnings pre-COVID-19. With…

Hiring managers share what makes job candidates stand out

We asked hiring managers to tell us what makes job candidates stand out for them. This is what they said. Competition for jobs right now is fierce in many industries, as millions of people have found themselves out of work and vying for available positions. This means it’s more important than ever to stand out…

5 virtual networking strategies

Try these 5 virtual networking strategies to advance your career while keeping your distance. Much of the job search is reliant on networking. It’s your network that refers you to jobs, puts in a good word, and supports you in your search. This is why we advocate meeting as many people as possible and making…

Six tips on how to successfully close a job interview

Do you know how to close a job interview in a way that leaves a great impression? Follow these tips. First impressions are important – as everyone is always reminding us. Last impressions are also important. How you close a job interview is as important as how you open it. This is your last chance…

The most important skills for working remotely according to hiring managers

What hiring managers are looking for has changed. Prove you have these skills for working remotely to advance your career. Remote work has changed the way companies function, and things will continue to change for the foreseeable future as we all settle into this new reality. Shifting the workforce into home offices has also changed…

Your desk job isn’t as mind-numbing as you think

Ever feel like you might be mindlessly going through the motions at your desk? Filling out TPS reports, reading memos, and getting hit with unnecessary Reply-All emails… It turns out that it’s actually good for your brain. People who work in office or desk jobs are at a lower risk of cognitive decline later in…