Written by Laura Hensley (Global News) - Sep 26, 2019

When Janet found out she was pregnant, she was petrified to tell her boss.

The communications professional, who asked Global News to change her name to protect her identity, was 27 when she became pregnant. She thought taking maternity leave would diminish her chances of being promoted.

There were also no other mothers with young children at the Toronto agency where she worked, and she worried that co-workers would view her differently.

“I’ve read many stories and articles about the struggles of being a working mom and offices not being adaptive [and] I was fearful of what could happen,” Janet, now 31, said.

Written by Ashira Prossack (Forbes Women) - Sep 28, 2019

One question that’s guaranteed to be asked in a job interview is some iteration of – “Why did you leave your last job?”.

What the hiring manager really wants to know is if you’re looking for a new job for a legitimate and well thought out reason, or if you’re just bored and looking for greener pastures.

This question can be phrased differently depending on your current employment status. Other versions are ‘Why are you looking for a new job?’ and ‘Why did you leave Job X?’ Regardless of the question that’s asked, there are a few things you need to keep in mind when you’re giving your answer.

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