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Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 11:41 AMGlenford Smith

  QUESTION: I love reading your articles in the Career section of The Sunday Gleaner, and I believe you are just the right person to help me. I wanted to know if an employer can dismiss an employee without cause and what kind of legal actions...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMGlenford Smith

QUESTION: I am responding to the article 'Frustrated with life insurance' in the Wednesday, May 9, 2018, edition of The Gleaner because it hits close to home. The same thing happened to my daughter who is a recent graduate of UTech. She was told she...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMGlenford Smith

I read your column in The Gleaner on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in which this university student wrote to you about her disappointment with the insurance agent who terminated her pre-contract agreement of six...

Published:Sunday | July 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMGlenford Smith

Q: I was recently told by my supervisor that the skill set required for, and used on, my current job are not transferable to any other job or career path. The statement is rather disturbing as efforts to extend myself and learn from other...

Published:Wednesday | April 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMGlenford Smith

Are you one of those persons who regard how you dress, saying 'please' and 'thanks', your punctuation and spelling, as not important? Apparently, some people seem to think so.I was on LinkedIn recently, when I saw an article titled, 'Before you...

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2017 | 11:01 PMGlenford Smith

If you've been job-hunting for months, been to job interview after job interview, and you are feeling frustrated, could it be you're desperate? And further, is it showing?You have to stop sending out the signals that you are desperate. You want...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMGlenford Smith

QUESTION: Dear Mr Smith, I've always enjoyed reading your Sunday Gleaner Career columns, but especially the last two. I've always been an avid reader. However, one of my resolutions for 2016 is to read more, especially now that I'm in the process of...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMGlenford Smith

QUESTION: Mr Smith, I'm an ardent reader of your column, which I find informative, inspiring, educational and amusing. I am also desirous of writing in the papers one day, but my forte is physical education and sports. My question is: How can I get...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMGlenford Smith

On January 6, The Gleaner carried a story titled 'Gov't in talks with Noranda as redundancy looms'. You might have seen it.The article provided the latest update on the recent challenges faced by Noranda Jamaica Limited, the St Ann-based bauxite...

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMGlenford Smith

QUESTION: Your January 3 Careers article entitled '10 strategies for a spectacular 2016' was excellent. It really resonated with me. I'll refer to it throughout this year. I'd like you to clarify strategy number six about developing powerful...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMGlenford Smith

Of all the non-technical questions you can be asked at a job interview, one of the most potentially problematic is: Why should I hire you?Two reasons make this question especially tricky. First of all, it's usually asked near the start of the...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMGlenford Smith

In case you missed it, renowned motivational speaker Les Brown recently visited Jamaica.The occasion was the conference billed 'Bringing Out the Millionaire in You' held November 13 at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston.The event was hosted...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMGlenford Smith

From pregnancy to preschool, grade one to GSAT, and first form to first degree - the innumerable demands of children on their working parents can take a significant toll on their careers The most obvious form this takes is time off from work....

Published:Monday | May 18, 2015 | 11:07 PMGlenford Smith

 am a 23-year old female with six CSEC and two City & Guilds subjects. I want to be able to achieve something out of life, but given my current situation that goal seems impossible. I can see why so many persons go and live in another country due to lack of opportunities. What I would like to know is, why is it so hard to get a job in Jamaica as a young person?

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMGlenford Smith

QUESTION:I have always been an avid reader of your advice column and I must say that you are doing an excellent job. I never thought I'd be writing to you since I always believed I knew my career path, namely, Accounting, which I'm majoring in at...

Published:Sunday | May 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMGlenford Smith

QUESTION: Mr Smith, I have been employed at my current company for more than 15 years. I am quite good at what I do and I enjoy it to some extent. I'm, however, frustrated at being grossly underpaid. Also, the job is going nowhere; it's a dead end....

Published:Wednesday | May 6, 2015 | 1:15 PMGlenford Smith

Matt, a Jamaican who emigrated to Canada to take up a better job offer, recently returned home and shared his fascinating career journey with me. His story reveals what I believe is the number one reason job-seekers fail in their quest to find a...

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