Education should be about more than job training

The provincial government is rolling out a new curriculum for our schools. Teachers and many parents already know this; however, the government is now telling everyone through advertisements. In particular this weekend, I was watching a commercial with some bright young students working on a robotics project.

September 29, 2016

How to actually "use your network" to get through a job search

You're always told to "use your network" to find a job. But what exactly does that mean? Well, it means that wherever you're getting tripped up, whether it's starting out (you're stuck in a dead-end job and don't even know where to begin) or landing an interview(you're applying for jobs but never hearing back), reaching out will help you move ahead.

September 29, 2016

Yes, you can get a job outside of your college major

To graduate on time, you probably needed to declare your major by your sophomore year. But by the time graduation rolls around, it wouldn't be surprising if your career ambitions have shifted to something outside of your major. Perhaps an internship didn't turn out how you expected, or certain courses dampened your passion for the occupation you thought you wanted to pursue.

September 29, 2016

City embraces millennials' work trends

Imagine a career where you're in charge of managing your own time, centred around what you know to be your most productive hours. You fill your work day according to what suits you best. You work for yourself, or you work with others, but you aren't confined to the same workspace, all day, every day.

September 28, 2016

Pre-Job Interview Small Talk Matters More Than You Think

Those awkward moments when you chat about the weather or news with your interviewers before they start asking questions aren't just them trying to be nice. Turns out the gift of gab might get you a gig. Researchers Brian Swider, Brad Harris, and Murray Barrick recorded 163 job interviews with business school students to determine how pre-interview banter affected the interview overall.

September 28, 2016

STEM Education Is Vital--but Not at the Expense of the Humanities

Kentucky governor Matt Bevin wants students majoring in electrical engineering to receive state subsidies for their education but doesn't want to support those who study subjects such as French literature. Bevin is not alone in trying to nudge higher education toward course work that promotes better future job prospects.

September 28, 2016