Career Dilemmas

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
Concerned yet intelligent man contemplating his future

Three reasons why smart people don’t get hired

Peter Harris| September 12, 2015 07:25 am

Here’s the thing with being very, very smart: the brightest people are not always the most successful. Sometimes having too much intelligence can be a problem on the job market. Here’s the trouble with smart people.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice
Woman smiling

How to determine your market value

Elizabeth Bromstein| August 25, 2015 05:04 pm

If you’re negotiating a job offer or gunning up to ask for a raise, or just want to know what your skills and experience are worth, here are some resources for finding out.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice, Salaries
Introvert woman, holding up an extroverted photo of herself

Who wins? Extroverts or introverts

Peter Harris| August 25, 2015 11:34 am

People who are extroverts naturally have an easier time interacting with other people, conversing with strangers and promoting themselves. That would seem to give them a distinct career advantage. But is it actually the case?

Category: Career Dilemmas, Life At Work
Introvert working alone at his desk

The trouble with introverts (and why it’s time for them to take over)

Peter Harris| July 31, 2015 03:05 pm

While being an introvert has traditionally been seen as a career disadvantage, here are some strategies for overcoming the key drawbacks, and why now is the time for the rise of reluctant leaders.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice
A young man on a park bench

The number one reason people are fired (is the same as the reason they were hired)

Peter Harris| July 30, 2015 02:21 pm

It sounds ironic, but it turns out that the very same qualities that get one candidate chosen over the others to win the job eventually become the reason they’re let go.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job interviews