Articles — Careers Employment(5)

I Want to Do What You Do

Dr. Linda Hancock Business Careers Employment The Eleventh Year

I Want to Do What You Do

Often, I hear from students or community members who state that they want to become a psychologist. They are usually quite surprised to find out what they would need to do in order to obtain a license to practice. February is Psychologist Month in Alberta so I thought I would share the process with you: Education - First of all you need to complete a four-year Bachelor's degree and a two-year Master's degree that each have specific coursework. Alberta is one of the few places in North America where a Doctoral degree is not a requirement although many psychologists have...

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Good Work for Good Pay

Dr. Linda Hancock Business Careers Employment The Eighth Year

Good Work for Good Pay

When your employer hired you, it was because the company had tasks or projects that needed to be done. These were deemed to be so important that management was prepared to offer you money in exchange for your commitment to complete them. Now, even if you are put into a full-time position, you really don't have much time to do the job. Most employees are given at least two weeks of holidays a year. That means that considering you have a five-day work week you will only work 251 days a year. If there are 10 statutory holidays, you are...

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YOUR JOB - The Thing That Stops You from Building a Business

Dr. Linda Hancock Business Careers Employment

YOUR JOB - The Thing That Stops You from Building a Business

You may have spent many years developing a career and now just don't know whether you actually can or would be able to open a business because of it. There are several aspects of a good job that can hold you back:   The income - It is nice to have a good pay cheque on a regular basis and, if you have been at the same job for some time, you have likely worked your way up the ladder so that you have had a number of raises. The benefits - Paid vacations, sick leave, medical and dental benefits...

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Three Signs That Your Employment is at Risk

Dr. Linda Hancock Business Careers Employment

Three Signs That Your Employment is at Risk

When I grew up people held career for 30 years and then retired when from them when they were 65 years of age. The business world has changed in a lot of ways and even though loyalty is important, there are certain things that should warn employees about when and how their careers are at risk. This article identifies those and offers suggestions for those who may be in difficult situations. One of the first signs of trouble in an organization is when there are financial or cashflow problems. If employees are not being paid in full or on time,...

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Professionals That Start with the Letter "P"

Dr. Linda Hancock Business Careers Employment The Third Year

Professionals That Start with the Letter "P"

Sometimes I tell my clients that it is important that they have three people in their lives who can work together to help them with their health challenges. All three start with the letter "P". Physicians are medical doctors who have been trained primarily to look after your body. They usually have hospital privileges and clinical appointment times which allow interview, examination, and specific testing to determine illness. After assessments are completed, doctors then treat the "patients" usually with medications. We all know how busy doctors can be and I have noticed signs in some of their offices informing patients that...

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