Overqualified? New study says you should probably hide it

The job search: you just can’t win. You work hard, improve your skillset, and add to your qualifications. Then what? Employers just think you’re a flake. Wait… what? Yeah. A new study has found that being overqualified can cost candidates job opportunities because hiring managers will suspect you of “lacking commitment.” Researchers at Carnegie Mellon’s…

New research finds dishonesty is viewed as an asset for certain jobs

They always say not to lie during the job search, but new research suggests that maybe being perceived as less than entirely honest is not such a bad thing, especially if the job you want requires a lot of selling. New research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business finds that the ability…

80% of Canadians are stressed about pay

This probably won’t come as a shock to many of you, but new research finds that most Canadians are stressed out about their pay. Ceridian, a Human Resources software company, partnered with Hanover Research to survey 909 full-time, part-time, and freelance employees in Canada and find out how we feel about the pay experience. And…

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…

The worst workplace behaviours

A recent survey provides some insight into which behaviours are most annoying to your coworkers and bosses. The study was conducted by signs.com, a customized signage company, surveying more than 800 people in both employee and management roles, on which workplace behaviours they found most irritating. “We were determined to explore the violations of workplace…

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:…

Newfoundlanders work more hours than other Canadians

Newfoundlanders work the most hours per week in Canada, according to a new report, and the Quebecois work the least. In 2017, weekly hours worked per job averaged 35.1 hours in Québec, says a report from Institut de la statistique du Québec titled Comparative study on hours worked in Québec, the United States, and elsewhere…