Career Advice;

Advice For The Recently Laid Off From Someone Who's Been There

Kim Fox | Posted 02.08.2016 | Canada Living
Kim Fox

I hope this helps someone who's going through tough times. In my 20 years as a techie/journalist, I've been laid off three times. The first time, I was 25, and it destroyed me. I was young and had very little experience; I lacked a map for navigating.

How To Reinvent Yourself In Business

Evan Thompson | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

Looking at the rapid arrival and departure of independent businesses in Canada, it's clear that sometimes we have to move on and try something else. For many professionals and business owners who are fully committed to their work, this is almost unthinkable. How do you know when it's time to reinvent yourself; to move on and try something else? And, how do you do so while taking advantage of the professional profile you've built up over several years?

Don't Let Money Fears Stop You From Chasing Your Dream Job

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

You are an intelligent and talented person. You are not going to up and quit your job tomorrow without putting some kind of plan in place. Yes, there is some risk involved, but you're a smart cookie and you would never let it come to that. Stop the horror stories, already.

February Is One Of The Hottest Months For Finding A New Job

Peter Harris | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Business
Peter Harris

When looking for a new job, timing can be everything. February has more job openings becoming available and fewer applications for them than January. From now through the spring could be the right time to make your move.

5 Ways To Help Employees Develop Skills For The Future

Tom Turpin | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Business
Tom Turpin

As technology, culture and social norms are all changing rapidly, employers need talent that can combine technical know-how with general capabilities, or soft skills. As such, hiring managers are now looking for more than IQ and EQ in prospective employees.

Secure Your Future: Take A Break To Earn Your MBA

Sharon Irwin-Foulon | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Business
Sharon Irwin-Foulon

It's often said that the best companies do more than just survive a downturn; they also position themselves to thrive during the subsequent upturn by making investments that enable them to grow when the economy rebounds. The same strategy can be applied to your career.

What To Do If Your Promotion Takes You Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Sheryl Boswell | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Business
Sheryl Boswell

It's finally happened: after working hard, paying your dues and mastering your assigned responsibilities, you've been recognized with a promotion. Having the opportunity to advance within a given company is something that many employees value. But what should you do if these changes leave you feeling overwhelmed?

Reinventing Myself In Isolation Led Me To Have More Empathy

Vac Verikaitis | Posted 01.22.2016 | Canada Living
Vac Verikaitis

Rooming houses and cheap basement apartments in my neighbourhood are full of people like that. One day, some of them just don't get up. This happens. Every day. But I made a choice a long time ago. I'm not going down without a fight. This past year I've tried to re-invent myself as a writer of a TV drama series.

Why I Don't Wear The Exact Same Thing To Work Everyday

Nicholas Mizera | Posted 01.20.2016 | Canada Style
Nicholas Mizera

I consider throwing on the same T-shirt and jeans or suit and tie -- day in, day out -- a missed opportunity to improve your productivity before you head into the workplace. That bit of mental energy and time you may devote to finding something new to wear every morning can very well pay off dividends, I find. It's meditation by menswear.

4 Ways Women Can Achieve Their Own Definition Of Success

Kerri-Ann Santaguida | Posted 01.19.2016 | Canada Business
Kerri-Ann Santaguida

If you're a young woman just beginning her career, unfortunately there is no blueprint for success. No set of rules or guidelines to follow, no guarantee of "having it all." The truth is we all work at different companies and in different industries, report to different leaders, face different challenges and, most importantly, want different things.

5 Ways To Disrupt Your Career In 2016

Lina Duque | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Business
Lina Duque

When I decided to start my own social media consulting business three years ago, I felt like I was jumping off a cliff; I could soar, or fall flat on my face. Could I pull it off? What if I didn't get enough business? What would people think? I was terrified. Going from full-time employee to entrepreneur was risky, but the upside was that I was doing what I loved. You can do it too.

New Year, New Job, New You

Jessica Glazer | Posted 01.13.2016 | Canada Business
Jessica Glazer

It's a new year and you are one week into eating salad, and exercising more. You want to make more money but you aren't sure how. You think, "I will find a new job!" So in 2016 how will you make this year different? Without goals you will fail so just like any resolution you need to know what your true goals are and then narrow it down.

How To Turn Your Creative Side Hustle Into A Full-Time Job

Kaelen Haworth | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada Business
Kaelen Haworth

At this point I will join my voice with the millions of health, wellness and fashion masses and proclaim that 2016 is the year for change. It is the year for you to do something for yourself and take a stab at doing what you love. Here is what I wish I had known in the beginning.

Mentoring Others Can Empower Your Career

Mary Donohue | Posted 01.04.2016 | Canada Business
Mary Donohue

Most of us are motivated by self-interest. That "self" might include your spouse and your children, or your parents and your extended family. Or it may just mean you. But you, like me, may want to make lots of money and create a better world for yourself and those you care about. You can do both.

17 Skills Employees Need Today -- And Tomorrow

Dr. Marie Bountrogianni | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Business
Dr. Marie Bountrogianni

By tracking and responding to relevant trends, you can ensure you have the training you need, today and tomorrow, to maintain your competitive edge and to stretch yourself, limbering up, as you start the next chapter of your career.

Studying Abroad Sets Students Up For Career Success

Mandy Mail | Posted 12.09.2015 | Canada Business
Mandy Mail

Many students today are recognizing that there is more to education than lectures, essays and exams. Some of the most important lessons can be learned by investing time outside the classroom walls, in communities across Canada and around the world.

Your Approval Hang-Up Is Killing Your Career

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 12.08.2015 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

Imagine that you didn't have to take flak from anyone, disappoint anyone, or impress anyone. Or pretend that everyone was so concerned with his or her own business that they wouldn't pay any notice to your own career choices. What would you choose if nobody was looking?

Yes, There Is A Hiring Season

Rick Gillis | Posted 12.07.2015 | Canada Business
Rick Gillis

Hiring seasons might seem like myths, but they exist. Understanding when managers at companies will likely have open job positions can be crucial for everyone looking for careers

The Skills Most Likely To Land You A Job In 2015

Peter Harris | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Harris

Digital literacy is becoming essential for most jobs. Keeping up with the trends and technologies of how people communicate and share information is also essential for career success. Once upon a time, reading and writing were considered the basic skills for most jobs. Digital literacy has become the new literacy.

3 Books For Perfectionists, Approval-Seekers And Overachievers

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

Perfectionism is a BEAST. So are its cousins, approval-seeking and overachieving. If you've ever struggled with these issues, you know they wreak havoc on your career and your personal life. Armed with love, understanding, these books will help you chill the heck out so you can have a happier life.

Getting Ahead Of The Pack 15 Minutes At A Time

Paul S Hillier | Posted 11.02.2015 | Canada Business
Paul S Hillier

A one-month trial period could require employees to track their hours and discuss the results with their supervisor, similar to how a consultant may discuss her or his monthly invoice with a client. In adopting this one-month trial period, employees who work outside of professional service and consulting firms could benefit from various consultants' practices.

6 Career Lessons From A Twitter Executive

Lina Duque | Posted 10.30.2015 | Canada Business
Lina Duque

When Kirstine Stewart joined Twitter two years ago to build their Canadian business, she went from being a high-profile TV executive to the first empl...

Create A Personal Marketing Plan To Help Your Business And Career

Evan Thompson | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

It's no wonder that when you Google "personal marketing plan," more than 50 million results appear. As the workplace becomes more difficult to navigate and expectations of our performance rise, we are often faced with conflicting goals. They pit our need to remain true to ourselves against doing what it takes to move forward in our careers and businesses.

The Dos and Don'ts of Job Hopping

Sheryl Boswell | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada Business
Sheryl Boswell

t job we get post-graduation is not going to be the one we remain in for our entire career. The days of spending decades at the same company are, by and large, behind us. Some may switch jobs once or twice, but others may have to cut their teeth in a dozen positions before finding the right fit.

If You Want to Learn, You're Gonna Get Burned

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

Last week I made homemade butternut squash soup. This is a big deal. It may not be a big deal for some, but it is for me. I don't cook. I heat things...