Canadian economy shatters expectations with over 50,000 new jobs created

The Canadian economy created 54,000 jobs in September, bringing the national unemployment rate down to 5.5 per cent. Those are the findings from Statistics Canada in the newly released latest Labour Force Survey, the monthly snapshot of the country’s job market. These gains come as a surprise to most economists, as predictions had been for…

How to prep your references. Yes, you have to!

Prep your references before the hiring manager calls. Don’t skip this step. Here’s how to do it. I recently heard yet another story from an acquaintance about getting a surprise call from an employer to be a reference for someone about whom they really didn’t have much good to say. “I thought, ‘really?’” he said….

Survey: The top ways a bad boss can sabotage your career

Having a bad boss can take its toll on your career – and your mental health. Your relationship with your boss affects your work life, productivity, and ability to succeed. If it’s a bad relationship, you’re probably not going to last long in that role. Either you are going to quit in frustration – or…

How to answer “what are your salary expectations?”

One of the most common job search conundrums is how to answer the “what are your salary expectations?” question. This question might come up at any time. For example, when submitting your application, if the employer has given instructions to, say, “submit your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to (email address).” Or it might…

7 reasons why someone else gets the job (and what you can do about them)

If you have been applying for job after job and going on interview after interview only to lose the position to another candidate every time, you’re probably wondering what’s up. We have a pretty good idea of why, all things being equal when it comes to skills and qualifications, an employer might choose to hire…