Career

This Is What Fear Makes You Do

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

Just think of all the things you've done because of fear. Stayed in a shitty relationship. Failed to speak up. Studied the wrong thing. Did what you were told. Kept the soul-crushing job. Stayed small. Held back. Watched from the sidelines.

Can Showcasing Your Failures Land You a Job?

Bobby Umar | Posted 07.16.2015 | Canada Business
Bobby Umar

Most successful people will concede that they've achieved their success because they understand that failure taught them how to succeed. We learn and grow from our failures. They teach us how to deal with adversity and disappointment, what it takes to achieve goals, and they give us an appreciation for the journey.

Don't Ask for a Raise, Go Get it as an Entrepreneur

Charlotte Ottaway | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada Business
Charlotte Ottaway

I've always had an entrepreneurial drive. I still hold vivid memories of picking pears from the large tree that grew beside the trampoline in the backyard of my childhood home. I remember packing them into plastic grocery bags (we weren't all that environmentally conscious back then) and loading them into my little red wagon.

Getting Married at 25 Is the Best Decision I've Ever Made

Charlotte Ottaway | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Living
Charlotte Ottaway

My husband is my greatest fan in life. He is constantly encouraging me to chase my dreams, pushing me to face my weaknesses. He inspires me; he balances me. He supports me in everything I do. When you have someone standing beside you, ready to nudge you forward and catch you when you fall, it feels like anything is possible. I'm 27 now, and I still have a lot to learn about married life. But I already know the choice to wed my husband was the greatest decision I've made so far. Being a wife has changed my life in ways I hadn't ever considered.

What Do We Mean When We Say Someone Is "Successful"?

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

I have nothing against the word success or even it's traditional definition. It's just a word, after all. But let's call it what it is. It's a benchmark for performance and attainment -- a measuring stick. Tangible metrics are important and have their place, particularly in the business world. But if you're looking for personal fulfillment, it's not likely that traditional measures of success are going to get you there.

How to Stay on Track When Driving Your Career Forward

Colleen Albiston | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Business
Colleen Albiston

There are times when you need to stop accelerating, adjust your gears and realize that not even the best race car driver takes the turn at full throttle. This approach translates when navigating your career too.

7 Reasons Why Working for Free Is Great for Your Career

Shannon M. Nelson | Posted 01.06.2015 | Canada Business
Shannon M. Nelson

Is there any real benefit to working for free, other than what the company you're working for gets? You bet there is! And if you ask around in today's entrepreneurial world, you'll find that working without financial compensation has helped many people move toward achieving their career and business goals.

Dad Was Right, You Should Change Careers At Least 3 Times In Your Life

Suzanne Ma | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Suzanne Ma

Since I was a little, I knew what I wanted to be: a journalist. My career aspirations helped define my personality and helped shape my world view. It influenced where I went to school, what I majored in, and who I hung out with -- until suddenly, one day, those aspirations changed.

The Biggest Mistake That Job Seekers Make

Peter Harris | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Harris

Look the employer up online. Read their website. See if they are mentioned in articles on other sites or in news stories. Talk to people in your network who may have company or industry knowledge. Think about what the future of the industry is and what the challenges of the job might be.

Five Easy Steps to Discovering Your Personal Brand

Bobby Umar | Posted 05.28.2014 | Canada
Bobby Umar

Words can be a powerful expression. So too can a personal brand be a powerful beacon for you and others. But most of all, each of you can be a leader. You just need to know who you are, know what you want and then ultimately make that positive impact with your brand, your promise and your legacy.

The Career Adventure

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Business
Thomas Gelmi

Increasing complexity and diminishing workplace security define our society. We live in a time in which straight careers with long lasting company aff...

12 Questions to Lead You Through 2014

Eileen Chadnick | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Living
Eileen Chadnick

January is an important time to reflect and get clear on your priorities for the year ahead. To do that well, it's just as important to take a look behind at the year past as it is to take a good look ahead. Each year, I put together a list of reflections and questions to help you do that.

How to Conquer Millennial Career Paralysis

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

Twenty-somethings often find themselves paralyzed with indecision as they anxiously deliberate the creation of career, family, and future when on the doorstep of graduation. So what's a twenty-something entering the workforce to do? Consider these three steps.

My Top 10 Secrets to Success

Erica Diamond | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Erica Diamond

As a Certified Women's Life, Business and Success Coach, I have worked with hundreds of women as a coach, consultant and mentor for almost 15 years. I have always been fascinated by success and what makes someone successful, and I don't just mean success from a financial standpoint.

Treat Yourself Like a Corporation

Eric Quon-Lee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Eric Quon-Lee

With all the changes occurring in the wake of the Great Recession, one wonders how anyone can succeed in this work environment. The simple answer is to emulate those who have profited and thrived, and no group has thrived more than corporations. So why not treat yourself like one?

It's Okay To Be Selfish After Loss

Elizabeth Berrien | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada Living
Elizabeth Berrien

It can be so easy to become overwhelmed with what you think you should or shouldn't be doing with your time. Yet, when you've experienced the loss of a family member who was so close, you need to remember that it is okay to be a little selfish about how you run your life.

Five Reasons To Start Your Own Business Right Now

AskMen.com | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Business
AskMen.com

Just about everyone I know has designs on or at least daydreams of starting a business, which I think is normal. And yet, while no one ever says, "I want to be a cog in a giant, multinational machine when I grow up," that's usually what happens. I can't give you advice on how to create a successful business, but I can hopefully give you the nudge you need to at least try.

How To Make A Major Career Change

AskMen.com | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada Business
AskMen.com

Many of us have experienced that moment when we question our career choice and start considering alternatives. It's natural, and our intuition is often right. When it's time to make a career change, a lot of us will hesitate and muddle ahead doing something we don't enjoy. Why don't we make the jump? Because fear gets in the way.

Signs You're in the Wrong Career

29Secrets | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Business
29Secrets

Everyone experiences periods of frustration and dissatisfaction at work, but how do you know it's something that's negatively impacting your life, and that you are ready to jump ship?

This International Women's Week, I'm Celebrating Womanhood

Shannon Skinner | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada Impact
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg International Women's Week is upon us, whereby women, and many of the men who love us, are celebrating the joys of womanhood around the world. I have consciously brought out of the closet my feminine traits: that of healing, intuition, nurture, care, family, compassion and creation -- and, not to forget, beauty. I believe I am a much better person for it.

How to Put the Spark Back in Your Career

Natasha Koifman | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada Business
Natasha Koifman

We all go through phases with our career. No matter how much you love your job, there are times when a certain ennui sets in. But how do you rekindle the fire when you've gone through some career lows? Here are some of my tips.

How Creativity Can Benefit You in Business

Erin Gee | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Business
Erin Gee

Most of us grow up on the belief that we're either creative or not. The number of times I've had colleagues tell me that they "just don't think that way" is shockingly high. But in actuality, creativity is a learned skill. Most of us grow up on the belief that we're either creative or not. The number of times I've had colleagues tell me that they "just don't think that way" is shockingly high. But in actuality, creativity is a learned skill.

Newsflash: The Lottery is Not a Career Plan

Dr. Curtis L. Odom | Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada Living
Dr. Curtis L. Odom

There was a lot of anxious hysteria in my neck of the woods recently. People were lining up in the hopes of hitting it big on the Powerball jackpot. People were pinning their next career move on winning. But why? And what does that say about your current job? Well, I am guessing you don't like it. But I have news for you... the lottery is not a valid career plan.

This Stylist Has a Little Secret

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 12.17.2012 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

I have a little secret. Something that only my immediate family knows. Something, that as a stylist, I would never dare to share... I wear Sponge Bob socks. Why am I wasting your time with this seemingly useless information? Because the whole situation got me thinking that you never know what goes on below the surface or behind closed doors.

"How Weird Are You?" And Other Tricky Interview Questions

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada Living

Imagine a man named Jim. He's applying for a job at Google. Jim knows that the odds are stacked against him. Google receives a million job application...