Career Management

How Secure is Your Job in Higher Education?

How Secure is Your Job in Higher Education?

Working at an institution of higher education has many advantages, including excellent benefits, and a vibrant, like-minded community. However, as with any job, if you are thinking of a career at a college or university, it’s important to take a look at how secure your job will be over time. In order to do this […]

By April 1, 2014 Read More →
How to Deal with an Indecisive Manager

How to Deal with an Indecisive Manager

University employment can be made stressful whenever your boss can’t seem to make up his or her mind. It can be frustrating because you always seem to be guessing as to what this manager wants, and may even be given conflicting instructions on completing certain tasks. As surprising as it may sound, you should know […]

By February 28, 2014 Read More →
9 Steps to Dealing with Difficult Staff in Unionized University Environment

9 Steps to Dealing with Difficult Staff in Unionized University Environment

It happens everywhere, even in a university environment. When you post a job, you expect to hire the best employee. Yet, there is going to be a few employees who just aren’t happy about anything and use their union as their shield. The small number of unhappy faculty/staff can cause tidal waves over a small […]

By January 20, 2014 Read More →

Interview Techniiques

How to Dress for a Business Casual Interview

How to Dress for a Business Casual Interview

Business casual dress is reserved for your daily attire in a white-collar office position, but can be appropriate for some interviews. When is it appropriate to dress in business casual for a job interview? There are a couple situations where it is permissible to wear a business casual outfit. Job fairs are one opportunity. They […]

By March 7, 2014 Read More →
Top Signs Your Prospective Manager/department is not Right for You

Top Signs Your Prospective Manager/department is not Right for You

  When applying for academic jobs, education jobs, or any other types of jobs you must first go through an interview process. This is a process that is important for both the employer and the prospective employee. A great deal of information can be obtained by both parties during an interview. When an employer decides […]

By January 22, 2014 Read More →
Preparing for a Job Interview by Thinking like the Hiring Manager

Preparing for a Job Interview by Thinking like the Hiring Manager

One of the most stressful processes that many of us do is to prepare and go through the process of a job interview. How can one prepare for an interview? You don’t know who the person is you will be meeting with, you don’t know what the environment will be like and you certainly don’t […]

By December 18, 2013 Read More →

Office Behaviour

How to Deal with an Indecisive Manager

How to Deal with an Indecisive Manager

University employment can be made stressful whenever your boss can’t seem to make up his or her mind. It can be frustrating because you always seem to be guessing as to what this manager wants, and may even be given conflicting instructions on completing certain tasks. As surprising as it may sound, you should know […]

By February 28, 2014 Read More →
8 Powerful Workplace Etiquettes for Success

8 Powerful Workplace Etiquettes for Success

You’ve found your dream job. You are on cloud nine! However you realize you have never worked in a higher education or corporate environment before. What should you do? What are the rules? While every organization, be it a Canadian university, college or other type of company, has its own particular culture developed over time, […]

By February 2, 2014 Read More →
Listening: The Forgotten Art of Communication in the Workplace

Listening: The Forgotten Art of Communication in the Workplace

Listening is something that we all say we do, but do we really? To be a good listener, one must have good listening skills. Yes, there are skills necessary to successfully communicate with others. Somewhere along the way, some of us have lost these skills and we need to retrain ourselves whether that is done […]

By January 21, 2014 Read More →

Job Searching

How Secure is Your Job in Higher Education?

How Secure is Your Job in Higher Education?

Working at an institution of higher education has many advantages, including excellent benefits, and a vibrant, like-minded community. However, as with any job, if you are thinking of a career at a college or university, it’s important to take a look at how secure your job will be over time. In order to do this […]

By April 1, 2014 Read More →
The Difference between Working at a Canadian College and a University

The Difference between Working at a Canadian College and a University

If you are interested in working at an institution of higher education in Canada, you have a dizzying array of choices. Everything from universities, to colleges, to university/colleges, to private colleges should be considered in your search. There used to be more of a distinction between public colleges, and universities in Canada. Recently though some […]

By March 20, 2014 Read More →
How to Dress for a Business Casual Interview

How to Dress for a Business Casual Interview

Business casual dress is reserved for your daily attire in a white-collar office position, but can be appropriate for some interviews. When is it appropriate to dress in business casual for a job interview? There are a couple situations where it is permissible to wear a business casual outfit. Job fairs are one opportunity. They […]

By March 7, 2014 Read More →

Other Recent Posts

Understanding Job Postings at Canadian Universities

Understanding Job Postings at Canadian Universities

When a university posts a job opening, it must be clear and precise in the request. If the posting is not clear it can be easily misunderstood. On the flip side, if you do not understand certain university job posting terminology, you may not understand the academic job descriptions. It is commonly admitted in Canada […]

By December 27, 2013 Read More →
Top Reasons you didn’t get a Job and What to do About It

Top Reasons you didn’t get a Job and What to do About It

When your job search results in your being denied a position, especially after a job interview, it can leave you wondering what went wrong. However, employment with Canadian universities being one of the best kept career secrets in this country, you should always be smart in how you go about your job hunting. Here are […]

By March 2, 2014 Read More →
Does Prayer Work in Job Search?

Does Prayer Work in Job Search?

If you’re involved in an academic job search, you already know how difficult it can be to land the right position. Perhaps you’ve wondered whether or not prayer would actually help you in your job search, in which case you will be comforted to know that it can indeed be beneficial. Many Forms of Prayers […]

By February 16, 2014 Read More →
Is Freelancing for You?

Is Freelancing for You?

There has been much discussion over the last decade about the changing nature of work. For most people finding a job they will stay with for life is a faint hope at best. Our world is changing too rapidly, and sometimes in unpredictable ways, to be able to count on long term employment. All we […]

By February 14, 2014 Read More →
Preparing Job Interview: Get a Glimpse into the Organization

Preparing Job Interview: Get a Glimpse into the Organization

Proper preparation is the key to completing any task successfully. Preparing for a job interview is no different. In fact, it can be very challenging to some who may become stressful with such important events. Obtaining information about the organization as well as the people within it can help reduce the stress.   The hiring […]

By January 25, 2014 Read More →