Abusing LinkedIn Endorsements Can Backfire If You're Not Careful

Melody McKinnon | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada Business
Melody McKinnon

LinkedIn is being corroded by the abuse of this feature. It's not intended to be used as nonchalantly as Facebook likes. Its purpose is to provide a professional, legitimate endorsement of someone for whom you would actually write a recommendation letter.

Canada's Most Promising Jobs Of 2017, Ranked By LinkedIn

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Business

The ranking is based on salary, job growth and career advancement.

New Online Tools Tell You How Your Salary Stacks Up

CP | Brandon Bailey, The Associated Press | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Business

Sites like LinkedIn and Glassdoor have come up with new services to help employees understand their earning potential.

How To Make Your #FirstSevenJobs Count

Julie Dossett | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Business
Julie Dossett

I love the conversations it has sparked about how people got started in their careers, and it seems entirely apropos as we barrel into "back to school" season next month. What perfect timing to think about how you can set yourself up for success, even before you graduate.

Why Great Communications Needs More Than Great Technology

Doug Bannister | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Business
Doug Bannister

The desire to have better, stronger communications with one another at all times often fuels progress, but are we taking full advantage of the technology at our fingertips? As our capabilities evolve, we also create opportunities for improvement.

Why 'Future You' Should Make All Your Decisions

Melissa Dawn | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada Business
Melissa Dawn

When faced with any decision, always ask first, "What would Future Me choose?" That's how you get to where want to go. By making decisions not from where you are, but from that place of your envisioned success.

Only Using LinkedIn For Job Hunting? You May Be Missing Out

Julie Dossett | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Business
Julie Dossett

More than half of all Canadians use LinkedIn for job search and a whopping 97 per cent of recruiters are active on the site. But if that's all you're using it for, you may be holding yourself back. You don't need to be on the hunt for a new job to gain value from LinkedIn -- it can also help you grow within your current role.

Microsoft To Buy LinkedIn For $26.2 Billion

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Business

LinkedIn shares soared 49 per cent before the stock market opened Monday.

Learning To Embrace The Professional #Humblebrag

Julie Dossett | Posted 05.27.2017 | Canada Business
Julie Dossett

In a world of selfies and sharing photos of what we're eating for breakfast, it's strange that we still hold back from promoting ourselves: 53 per cent of Canadian professionals admitted that talking about their achievements feels like they're bragging, while 55 per cent said they'd rather talk about their colleagues' achievements than their own.

Seeking Employment? Your Title On LinkedIn Is Sabotaging Your Job Search

Jessica Glazer | Posted 05.20.2017 | Canada Business
Jessica Glazer

Even though you want people to know you are looking for work. No one is going to conduct a search for someone "seeking a job". It is completely understandable to want your network to know you are looking for work. You want your network to look out for you and be aware of your employment status or lack thereof but you are doing yourself a disservice.

117 Million LinkedIn Passwords Are Being Shopped Around Online

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Business

If you had a LinkedIn account in 2012 or earlier, make sure you’ve changed your password.

5 Ways Students Can Score A Summer Job By Graduation Day

Julie Dossett | Posted 04.26.2017 | Canada Business
Julie Dossett

In Canada, there are more Google searches for summer jobs in April than any other time of year, and globally, LinkedIn sees more students active on the platform than any other time of the year. For those of you that haven't yet found a role, there's no need to panic.

Decide Now Who Will Delete Your Digital Ghost When You Die

Judy Mann | Posted 04.21.2017 | Canada Living
Judy Mann

I lost someone very special to me to cancer. It was a short battle -- it ended just four months after her diagnosis and just slightly more than six months after she was off sick from work. Then, a few months later a notification popped up on my LinkedIn.

Sticky Situation: 12 Actions To Improve Your LinkedIn Profile

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 04.16.2017 | Canada Business
Julie Blais Comeau

LinkedIn's mission is not a social one. Its distinction from Facebook is that it is exclusively for business. When networking online, to avoid virtual faux-pas and professional embarrassment, I have put together twelve actions to improve your LinkedIn profile. Your virtual identity depends on it.

Banish Buzzwords And Elevate Your Professional Brand With These 5 Tips

Julie Dossett | Posted 02.12.2017 | Canada Business
Julie Dossett

Motivated about your career? Passionate about your work? Keen to showcase your strong leadership skills? I'm afraid I have news for you: so is everyone else! So why is it important to banish the buzzwords and rethink how we present our professional brand?

LinkedIn Shares Just Plunged Almost 44 Per Cent

CP | Brandon Bailey, The Associated Press | Posted 02.07.2016 | Canada Business

SAN FRANCISCO — Investors gave LinkedIn a poor job review Friday in the form of a dramatic sell-off that wiped out nearly $11 billion in the profess...

Here Are The Top Destinations For Canadians Working Abroad

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.05.2015 | Canada Business

For some people, landing a job abroad is an ideal way of combining world travel with a paycheque. And where do Canadians go when they head abroad ...

Is Your Business a Slave to Social Media?

Mary Charleson | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Business
Mary Charleson

It's time to be strategic and forget about the rest. I'm not necessarily advocating that you pick two platforms and dump the rest. But you could certainly focus 80 per cent of your effort on those two that are well aligned, and put the others you've established in maintenance mode -- updating basic info from time to time.

My Orgasmic Business (That Has Nothing To Do With Sex)

Melissa Dawn | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada Business
Melissa Dawn

When I set out to create my own brand, I didn't want just another tagline. I wanted a rallying cry. A call to arms to start aligning our careers and businesses with the values that matter to each of us. So of course, my tagline had to reflect my own core values. It had to be brave, fun and real: me.

What Is the Cost of Losing Your Online Privacy?

Matthew Held | Posted 07.17.2016 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Anyone who uses a social network, a website, app or a gadget that regularly collects some personal information about them is a product. Companies increasingly know more about you than your family and friends. The fear is what happens when the information you provide in one context is used in an entirely different context because it is sold. Internet spying and surveillance according to a 2012 Wall Street Journal report is one of the fastest growing businesses, estimated to be worth $156 billion a year. Mostly private companies capture data from countless channels.

How to Network During Your Mat Leave

Kathleen Kahlon | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Business
Kathleen Kahlon

For some women, the prospect of taking one year of maternity leave can feel like a career-limiting move. It shouldn't be, for obvious reasons, but the reality is that despite the laws in place that support a woman's return to work, some women may feel pressure to return to work early, or feel that their absence will result in being passed up for a promotion.

What You Should Consider Before Hiring a Social Media "Expert"

Lisa Borden | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Business
Lisa Borden

There is no shortage of "gurus" or "experts" in an exploding social media field, but do they really have the experience, skills and understanding to support your business and boost your social capital? If you are looking to hire someone as your internal community manager, or ‎to outsource your social media, please consider the following.

Take Your Professional Brand to the Next Level With These Tips

Kathleen Kahlon | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Business
Kathleen Kahlon

Your professional brand is the sum of many aspects of your professional life, so it's important that you are always representing your best self. Don't shy away from announcing promotions or career milestones and updating your profile.

Why Leads Are More Important for Your Online Business Than Website Traffic

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 03.22.2015 | Canada Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Do you really need a million visits to your website each month? Not a chance. Follow these three simple steps to get more leads today.

How to Navigate the "Prediction Season" for 2015

Jeff Quipp | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada Living
Jeff Quipp

As the holiday season nears and 2014 comes to an end, we're at the cusp of being inundated with countless lists and predictions about what 2015 holds. Everybody has the desire to gain insight into what's on the horizon. But with such a huge number of resources to turn to, how do you cut through the noise and find what is truly valuable?