Author Archives: Colleen Clarke

My job is nothing like what was promised to me

Nine To Five: Special to The Globe and Mail, Published Sunday, May 24, 2015 THE QUESTION I’ve been in my job for four months. After completing my masters in engineering, I was excited about getting this job right away. But … Continue reading

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It’s all about the holograms

Focus2040 student competition offers glimpse of working world in decades to come By Colleen Clarke Have you ever wondered what the working world will look like in the future? It’s something that never really crossed my mind over my career. … Continue reading

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My attempt to climb the ladder backfired

Nine To Five: Special to The Globe and Mail, Published Sunday, April 12, 2015 THE QUESTION I was trying to move up at work and asked my boss whether I could supervise clerical staff. He approved, but the staff did … Continue reading

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I’m worried about a reference. Should I ask her what she’ll say?

Nine To Five: Special to The Globe and Mail, Published Sunday, March 13, 2015 THE QUESTION I am about to be interviewed for a great job at a company I really want to work for. This is a large organization … Continue reading

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Interviewing Success After Being Fired

I have been fired more than once in my life. Little did I know at the time that those experiences would help make me a more understanding, empathetic and wise career consultant in my 5th incarnation. While on a job … Continue reading

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