Where are all the PhD’s in Canada?

Doing a quick online survey the other day of PhD positions posted on Indeed. In my home city there were three postings for PhD's; one for a biochemistry major for a naturapathic products company (formulator), the other for a biopharmaceutical company looking for a medical liaison for the health care field, and one other for an enterprise …

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Why Not Hire Educated People?

Employers often disregard applicants that they deem to be over educated and PhD graduates are victims of this senseless exclusion. Is education ever a waste of time? Is there such a thing as over-educated? Why can't employers recognize a good thing when they see it? When did hiring educated people become out of fashion? You've …

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Are Canadian universities preparing PhD’s for non-professoriate careers?

While universities and colleges continue to withhold full time continuing faculty positions in favor of sessional hires, graduating students are facing the realization that they may need to pursue non-teaching careers; despite their dreams of  paying off their student loans with a middle income position. But are they prepared to enter the non-academic or 'real …

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Did your PhD get you a job?

I often hear post-docs complaining that although they've spent years and dollars to obtain their PhD, employers don't seem to be interested. To qualify this statement, I'm speaking of non-academic career searches, employers outside of the post-secondary world. I've lost track of how many times I've been told I'm over qualified. I've also been told …

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