Category Archives: career

Job Hopping

ollyy, shutterstock A hot topic in the working world is the decreasing length of time people work for a given company, either out of choice or necessity. This trend towards shorter job stints correlates with youth, in particular with Millennials … Continue reading

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What is “Precarity”?

file404, shutterstock A recent Tweet caught my eye: Precarious work on the rise among white collar workers. The CP News article carried by cbc.ca was specifically about Toronto librarians who, despite multiple degrees, wait on average up to 10 years … Continue reading

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Career Discussion: The Political Life

Amalia Ferreira-Espinoza, shutterstock.com I read the papers and find politics interesting, but have never been involved in either advocacy or the actual political process. I am, perhaps, a bit cynical about the claims and counterclaims, the posturing and simplification that … Continue reading

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Setting the Stage

Wallington Hall. Ken Crosby, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9269944 In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell writes about success. It’s not a recipe book on how to succeed. It’s more the opposite: about how certain (sometimes random) opportunities or advantages help people succeed. Advantages often … Continue reading

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