What a Contrast! You’re Either Overpaid or “Free”

It’s a crazy world we’re living in. Truly. Making the news these days we can see examples of extreme weather events the world over, and the employment situation is not too far behind. It seems that you’re either burning hot or frigidly cold as an employee – or, to put it in less analogous terms,…

Employment-Skills Mismatch

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure and privilege of chatting with a group of Waterloo Unlimited students. Waterloo Unlimited is based out of the University of Waterloo, within the Centre for Knowledge Integration, and offers enrichment opportunities to high school students of all grade levels wishing to get a taste of academia. When I…

Money for Nothing and Your Chicks for Free

This morning, one of the first tweets that I noticed was an interview from CTV’s Canada AM on the jobs available to new graduates. The interview was with Tara Talbot, vice-president of human resources at Workopolis. Tara suggests that the “top 5 hot jobs” are (note that these are the top jobs that – dramatic…

Why Blog?

For the past several days, I have had people asking me “why bother blogging?”. It’s an important question; and one to which I would like to respond with the counter-query: why do anything pro-bono in life? Why volunteer? Why hold open a door for someone? The reasons are multitudinous and mostly internally-motivated: 1) it makes…