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Dr. Helen’s Blog – Career Development, Career Management, and HR

overqualified because you have much more education than needed for your role
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Overqualified and Underemployed – Big Ego or Real Problem?

A lot of us grew up being told that we were wonderful and can do anything that we set our minds on. Sometimes, this is true, and we have unlimited potential and abilities. This may leave us feeling overqualified for our jobs. If we feel overqualified, does it mean that we actually are?
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modern workplace includes multiple faiths
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The complexities of modern holidays …

In theory, modern holidays are lovely, often more inclusive occasions. But they can still be complicated for employers and employees alike. Most workplaces shut down for a few days, which provides a much-needed change of pace, but this also allows professional and personal worlds to merge ... in unpredictable ways.
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Outplacement … what you need to know.

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the challenges that many people in Oshawa (in the Greater Toronto Area, GTA) and in Alberta are currently facing. Then there's the ripple effect on other related businesses, suppliers, employees, and the broader economy. In this blog, I discuss outplacement, severance pay, and termination pay.
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Working from home – five ways it may work against you.

Last week I wrote about some of the advantages of working from home. But, is it for everyone? In this blog post, the second in a two-part series, I look at the downsides of working from home.
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working from home still isn't as common as other online activities
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Working from home … alone

In today’s world, we can do almost everything without leaving the comforts of our home.  There’s online shopping, therapy, advice and expertise, dining in courtesy of Uber Eats or Skip the Dishes, studying, and online dating. Yet, somehow, there's still resistance around working from home ...
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Dear Dr. Helen, how do I pick a career that’s just right for me?
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Dear Dr. Helen, how do I pick a career that’s just right for me?

Have you ever heard someone say, “I keep picking the wrong guy/girl”? What if we make similarly poor decisions when selecting our careers? Do we make unwise, impulsive choices when it comes to pursuing employment that can ultimately affect our livelihoods and professional development the same way that a bad romantic relationship can spoil our happiness?
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