Career Women and Why I Don’t Sympathize

In my recent job application endeavours, I have noticed an intriguing trend; women are listed as a ‘minority’ demographic and thus privy to special considerations denied to the male gender. But with “each generation, the notion that female workers are secondary to their male counterparts fades more and more […] A whole new crop of…

Viewpoint: Sponsorship, Mentoring, and Counselling for your Career

For every young person who is currently struggling to find a job, a support system is ready and waiting to help them. Since beginning our search for a ‘career’ (i.e. something more than stocking shelves or walking dogs), my partner and I have been fortunate to find many hidden resources and support mechanisms lying in…

Viewpoint: What’s Up with the Certifications?

In some of my previous posts, I have alluded to the high expectations placed on recent graduates in our current economy; they’re expected to have critical thinking skills, as well as a whole host of practical, hands-on abilities. While critical thinking skills can be stimulated through conversations with peers and mentors in university classes, credentials…