Tag: job search

The Workplace Bait-and-Switch: Is it Happening to You?

February 8, 2020
Have you ever been lured into accepting a promising job that ended up being entirely different once you got started? It’s a common concept that cuts across domains. It’s called...

Avoiding an online job scam – how to tell when an opportunity is legitimate

November 30, 2019
When a job seeker is new to the modern online job search, it can be hard for them to tell the difference between legitimate opportunities and job scams that look...

Failure to launch because of workplace obstacles or resistance? How to take off in your career.

October 19, 2019
The fact that planes take off against the wind is an interesting metaphor for so many events in life. Getting new jobs, starting major projects, or making any meaningful change...

Digital Discrimination – The Algorithm is Rigged

May 4, 2019
Dr. Helen shows how seemingly neutral software platforms and their algorithms are facilitating new forms of age, race, and other forms of digital discrimination. Many potential applicants don’t even know...

Returning to Work After an Absence is Common, So Why is it so Hard?

March 2, 2019
Intuitively, we all know that every single day someone is returning to the workforce after being at home. Regardless of what had them out of the workplace (e.g., maternity leave,...

Five Ways to Spot a Bad Workplace During the Hiring Process

July 21, 2018
Often, when we are looking for a new job we really want to make sure that we’re chosen by the potential employer. We may be motivated by a deep desire...

Advice on Job Searching as a New Graduate

June 23, 2018
Recent graduates and the soon-to-graduate looking at job postings probably notice a frustrating fact of life: many entry-level jobs seem to require 2–3 years of experience. Therein lies an age-old conundrum:...

The “death of the salesman” … is it online job screening?

September 30, 2017
Once upon a time, in the land of finding meaningful employment, the average job applicant would write up a thoughtful cover letter and resume. But now, due to online screening...

To be or not to be … without a degree … that is the question

September 23, 2017
In today’s world, job experience, skills, and basic work-related training seem to have been replaced with the importance of a post-secondary certificate. How does a degree (or degrees) compare with...

The Impact of Exponential Technologies on Careers and HR

July 15, 2017
Dr. Helen Ofosu explains exponential technologies and how they will affect organizations and individuals. Some career and HR implications are discussed.

Cover Letters 101: What’s your Cover Story?

January 21, 2017
So, how does one accomplish looking great on paper when applying for that desired position, if your work history is complicated or absent? Here are some ideas ...

Waiting on the World to Change

November 15, 2016
Our economy has changed. Finally people are acknowledging it. This has implications for your career prospects. You can wait on the world to change, or you can decide to fasten...

The Art of Incidental Networking (for Busy People)

February 1, 2015
Despite its value, many people’s eyes glaze over at the thought of networking - especially when they’re simply too busy with their jobs, children, studies, etc. Well, for those of...

Resilience and Careers – What’s the Big Deal?

October 22, 2014
So that we’re all on the same page, let’s start with a definition. The American Psychological Association defines resilience as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity,...

Do I Need a Degree to Get a Good Job?

February 26, 2014
When you're looking for work and you don't have a university degree, your best bet is to look for positions that are being offered by smaller companies that do not...

How to Establish Your Credibility in a New Field

January 15, 2014
Ideally, you have some talent and competence in your new area that you can use to sell yourself. Testimonials, favourable reviews, and awards can help you to demonstrate that you're...