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The Potential Pitfalls of Accepting a Counteroffer

Making the decision to leave your current job for a new opportunity is rarely an easy one. Even if the new position offers a higher salary, shorter commute, and better growth prospects, parting ways with your current employer can be emotionally challenging. But what

Is “Follow Your Passion” Good Career Advice?

Every year, as university graduation ceremonies take place, numerous influential speakers emphasize the significance of pursuing one’s passion. While this advice can be inspiring, I have concerns that it oversimplifies the complexities and practicalities of career development for young individuals entering the workforce. It

Creating a Personal Development Plan

One of the most challenging yet valuable aspects of career planning is figuring out what skills you need to develop to advance your career. To do this, you need to build your own personal development plan, which helps you define what is important to

What Can Students Do Now to Prepare for the Future Job Market?

This blog is written primarily for students entering (or returning to) university or college—and for their parents. Your university and college years should be a time to learn, have fun, and make new friends. Regardless of what you study, it’s never too early to

How Much Notice Should You Give?

The Labour Standards Code (or equivalent) in every province specifies the minimum notice period you must give your employer should you decide to quit your job. Notice period is the amount of time from when you tell your employer you are leaving and when

Create a Failure Resume

The other day, I picked up Daniel Pink’s new book, The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward. I’ve not finished it yet, but already I have gleaned valuable insights into how acknowledging our regrets—something most people never do—can lead to a

Do Fears Prevent You From Reaching Your Career Potential?

I encounter many people who lead a “fear-based career.” By this, I mean that some underlying fear influences their career decisions and prevents them from achieving their full potential. Here are a few examples. Jim A marine biologist, Jim has an irrational fear of
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