Career Dilemmas

Woman in boxing gym

Four questions to ask yourself before picking a battle

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 3, 2016 05:07 pm

Depending on your job and the type of person you are, you may find yourself picking any number of battles that might seem like really big deals at the time. But they all worth fighting?

Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
The secret formula for finding your ideal job

The simple diagram that can lead you to your ideal job

Peter Harris| February 1, 2016 09:49 am

By sketching out just a few overlapping lines on a page you can quickly map out those available jobs that closely match with your interests and talents. The bull’s eye lands on your dream job.

Category: Career Dilemmas
Man at an unhappy business meeting

Three signs that the job you’re interviewing for will ruin your life

Peter Harris| January 21, 2016 01:17 pm

It’s not normal or okay to dread getting out of bed in the morning. That’s why it is important to evaluate your potential employer as much as they are evaluating you.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job interviews
Worried office workers

Seven clear signs that you are about to be fired

Peter Harris| January 18, 2016 11:18 am

Ever get that sinking feeling that you’re doomed at work and could be about to get fired? Here are some clear signs that you are actually not just being paranoid.

Category: Career Dilemmas
Man looking a different direction from his coworkers

How to look for a job – without looking like you’re looking for a job

Peter Harris| January 11, 2016 01:48 pm

Looking for a new job while you’re currently employed can be tricky. Here are a few undercover job hunting techniques to try – and some common mistakes to avoid.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies
Scrutinizing look from an employer

Five things employers don’t want you to know

Peter Harris| December 1, 2015 12:06 pm

Finding a job can be difficult even without the stuff going on behind the scenes that you don’t even know about. Here’s what they won’t tell you.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies
Woman looking disgusted at being asked for a free coffee

Should you work for free?

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 12, 2015 04:08 pm

Should you do unpaid labour in the hopes that it can land you a paying gig? Or is this practice just exploiting people who need the work?

Category: Career Dilemmas
Woman having coffee and staring at her phone

Why nobody calls you back and what you can try to do about it

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 6, 2015 02:16 pm

Hiring managers are rude and often don’t bother to let you know whether you got the job or not. Here are a few ways to lessen the chance of that happening.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies
Canadian man looking out the window

Two reasons not to quit your job

Peter Harris| October 23, 2015 10:00 am

Some of the best career advice I ever received was from the boss at a job I was trying to quit. Here’s what he told me.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies, Life At Work
Concerned businessman

Five snap decisions that can ruin your career in an instant

Peter Harris| September 18, 2015 10:50 am

It takes a lot longer to build and maintain a successful career than it does to wreck it. Here’s a look at some of the most common split second blunders that can derail all your hard work.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Life At Work