Persevering Beyond Unexpected, Embarrassing, or Stressful Interview Situations

By now you’ve likely seen the video of the professor who was interrupted by his children during a live interview; if not, it’s worth a watch (see Although this wasn’t a job interview, it got me thinking about the implications for job seekers in interview situations. What can you do to recover from these […]... Read More

Why Research Matters

I attended a meeting today that left me feeling sad – an organization that I work with chose to disband their Research and Development Committee, a group of department leaders who, individually, were committed researchers but collectively couldn’t find a way to build a research culture within the institution. Ironically, I was already writing this […]... Read More

Staying Ahead of the Curve

In the past few weeks I’ve been interviewed on the radio and written an opinion piece on the changing nature of work and the importance of lifelong learning. Just the other day, I finished an article on ensuring ethical practice within the ever-changing labour market where an underlying theme was related to learning. Perhaps now […]... Read More

Assessment Tools: Avoid the Pitfalls; Reap the Benefits

I’m a structured person and consequently am drawn to psychometrics assessment tools as a helpful method in client/needs assessment. The variety of tests, inventories, and checklists out there is astounding. Tools are available for almost anything from the well-known personality or interest inventories used in career planning workshops to general aptitude or conflict style used […]... Read More

Achieving Fulfilment in Retirement

Contributed by Jenny Holt During our working lifetimes, we undergo a journey  to find professional fulfilment, often leaving our personal life as an afterthought squeezed out by the daily preoccupation with all things work-related. But as retirement looms, it becomes apparent that work isn’t everything; once retirement age hits, many will be left with a void […]... Read More

Canada Career Month – What Have We Learned?

Canada Career Month 2016 is coming to an end and, at some point, those behind the initiative will likely evaluate its impact and determine its overall success. It has been exciting to see the evolution from career week to career month and how technology and social media have been leveraged to help spread the word. […]... Read More