How to game the system.

How to game the system.

Some of the most successful people already know this: just because there’s a popular way to do something, doesn’t mean it’s the only way to do it. As a successful drop-out who has competed for jobs with people with graduate degrees, I know this as...
Most bosses suck.

Most bosses suck.

Here’s something most people already know, but don’t have the social permission to talk about: most managers suck at their jobs. And, I would argue, they’re likely the top reason why employees end up leaving for greener pastures. The problem is, few...
What choices do artists have today?

What choices do artists have today?

Making a living as an artist today can be perceived as a difficult, and almost impossible, endeavour. Today’s artists are expected to be entrepreneurs, content creators, and academics. So, what choices do artists have to make a decent living these days? I tried...
Remote work outside the public service.

Remote work outside the public service.

Based on the most recent dataset I’ve seen, there are about 300,000 Canadians working in the federal public service. Many of these people are working remotely right now, and have been since 2020. As of April 2021, there hasn’t been a government-wide plan...
5 common mistakes job hunters make.

5 common mistakes job hunters make.

During COVID, a lot of people lost their jobs. And a lot of people are looking for new jobs that pay better. Here are the five biggest mistakes I see people making, over and over again. 1. “I’m looking for work!” Ok, but what KIND of work? What are...