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Careers Café

BY ANDREA EIDINGER | December 02 2019

The time has come to talk about ethical considerations and best practices for these kinds of announcements.

BY ANDREA EIDINGER | October 29 2019

This column is being relaunched, the first post takes a unique look at some of the issues that affect contingent faculty.

BY LIZ KOBLYK | June 26 2019

As I wrap up my eight years of writing for Careers Café, I can’t help but impart some final advice.

BY LIZ KOBLYK | May 17 2019

Networking can feel dehumanizing, and the easiest way to change that is to treat the people you encounter as complete humans.

BY LIZ KOBLYK | April 22 2019

Sitting on a board can help develop your ability to handle situations of accountability without authority.

BY LIZ KOBLYK | March 20 2019

Some secret interviews are built into the formal interview process, some happen during informational interviews and some happen purely by chance.

BY LIZ KOBLYK | February 14 2019

The secret CV doesn’t contain things you want to hide, but rather things that you’re proud of, and haven’t yet found a way to articulate.

BY LIZ KOBLYK | January 22 2019

As much as I’m in favour of making a change for the better, fresh starts often take persistence and sweat.

BY LIZ KOBLYK | December 11 2018

A rejection is not a comment on who you are as a person, or even on your ability to do the job.

BY LIZ KOBLYK | November 16 2018

Many career resources change over time, and are worth checking in on periodically.

BY LIZ KOBLYK | October 10 2018

Your university may already have a number of offerings that you assume it doesn’t.

BY LIZ KOBLYK | September 07 2018

What do your flaws (yes, you have some) look like in their best, most advantageous form?

BY LIZ KOBLYK | August 16 2018

Not only do people frequently redirect their careers, but they often do so with the help of their past experience, not despite them.

BY LIZ KOBLYK | June 29 2018

It’s reassuringly self-aware – and frankly, exciting – to hear someone reflect on how part of their career path made them who they are.

BY LIZ KOBLYK | May 28 2018

Throw the word “networking” out the window; replace it with “staying in touch.”

BY LIZ KOBLYK | April 20 2018

They have the tough task of making a good decision about who to hire, despite having incomplete knowledge about candidates.

BY LIZ KOBLYK | March 15 2018

No matter how reasonable the workload or functional the work environment, if the work you do has no meaning to you, stress is almost inevitable.

BY LIZ KOBLYK | February 21 2018

Connecting the dots to highlight your trajectory and using plain language will give contacts, readers and interviewers a more natural picture of you.

BY LIZ KOBLYK | January 19 2018

The perception that behavioural change requires changing your personality is a significant barrier to learning.

BY LIZ KOBLYK | December 22 2017

Some colleagues and I were recently discussing the myths that prevent people from managing their careers happily and successfully. Kerri Latham, a McMaster career counsellor, spoke about a myth that everyone can relate to: the right career will present itself, fully formed, like a push notification. Perhaps because we focus on job titles, we expect […]