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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 […]

By LIZ KOBLYK | November 21 2017

If you’re looking for ways to test out new skills and discover new experiences, your career centre may have a program for you.

By LIZ KOBLYK | October 20 2017

Many people still get hired without having mastered their weaknesses – so why are you try to conquer them all before applying?

By LIZ KOBLYK | September 08 2017

When applying for jobs where you have zero experience, use your cover letter to discuss what you would do in the role, rather than just what you have done in the past.

By LIZ KOBLYK | August 21 2017

Use your resume for breadth, and your cover letter for focused storytelling.

By LIZ KOBLYK | June 13 2017

The relationship between work and stress is a funny one. We often talk about the need to relax, as if the only road to work satisfaction is to have work that’s easier. For some, that is the case – workloads can be too heavy, and work can be too challenging. It’s not always the case, […]

By LIZ KOBLYK | May 05 2017

If projecting confidence feels like it’s a long way off for you, build your case for inspiring it.

By LIZ KOBLYK | April 10 2017

Investigate ways of flipping the yes/no question for careers of interest to yes/and or no/later.

By LIZ KOBLYK | March 10 2017

Job enjoyment and stability are not mutually exclusive.