Social Networking

A Letter To All The Daughters About To Enter This Crazy World

Mary Donohue | Posted 03.08.2017 | Canada Parents
Mary Donohue

You are about to enter the adult world. It's crazy, fun and, if you do it right, you will jump out of bed every morning and race to work. Yes, you will have days that suck, and you will have the occasional boss that sucks, but my only advice to you as you go out into the world, without me, because I can't do this for you, is this.

Luck Has Nothing To Do With My Big Breaks. I Made Them Happen

Deepi Harish | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada Living
Deepi Harish

Whenever I've gotten a break in life, it's because I put myself out there and seized an opportunity, without weighing the cons first. Taking risks, looking for hidden opportunities and being a doer - these are things that put you in a better position to get lucky.

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.

Stop Being A User And Open Your Heart To Others

Marcia Sirota | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Using people or things isn't a valid solution to our feelings of loneliness, emptiness and alienation. Consuming things -- or other people -- has never made anyone happy. That's why someone who uses other people or things in order to fill the void is compelled to keep on being a user. It never feels like enough.

5 No-Nos For Business Networking

Sue Nador | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada
Sue Nador

This week I was on a panel at a professional association to talk about business networking. In my mind business networking is really no different than...

Do You Have A #NoFilter Perspective?

Kelly Lovell | Posted 10.24.2016 | Canada
Kelly Lovell

Social media and internet services continue to evolve as the demand for content and the ways in which it is consumed rapidly changes. As a result, the post-digital era is headed towards curated content. Targeted ads, smart newsfeeds and personalized content delivery are becoming the norm.

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.

How To Host A Dinner Party For Complete Strangers

David King | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Living
David King

Today, we live in jam-packed cities, yet ironically they can feel far more isolating than smaller, rural communities. I always ask people if they know the other people on their floor in their condo building, and generally their answer is: "not really." Everyone has to eat, so why not eat together?

How To Not Hate Your Job Search

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

Job searches are stressful, right? They don't have to be. Conducting a job search can be an empowering experience if you do it the right way.

How To Build A Quality Professional Network

Kelly Lovell | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Business
Kelly Lovell

Many professionals emphasize networking and strategies to build networks, however, there is little focus on network maintenance. The best networks are the ones we can call on for support when needed. For example, are we comfortable asking for a favour from someone we spoke to once at a party a year ago? In this case, the quality of the relationship is more important than the number of contacts in the address book.

Face Time Still Matters, People!

Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Living

Face time still matters, people! (Even in a world that has FaceTime).

How To Make Your Job Hunt Less Daunting

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Business
Rhonda Scharf

Looking for a job after you've had one for a while is like getting back into the dating world too. Not fun, but sometimes you just have to jump in. And just like the elusive great first date, finding a great job feels elusive too. Jobs are tough to find because, in most companies, jobs are already filled before they are posted.

Tips For Conquering Social Anxiety At Holiday Events

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 12.10.2016 | Canada Living
Rhonda Scharf

Does the thought of going to this year's holiday party make you uncomfortable? Do you prefer to avoid those social outings where you don't know anyone (or not everyone)? According to the New York Times, 40 to 75 per cent of people suffer from social anxiety. In fact, it's the number one social fear.

How One Tweet Can Help Launch Your Career

Lina Duque | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Business
Lina Duque

One tweet that I wrote two years ago got me into the office of a C-suite executive and launched one of the most important relationships in my business today. I could have set up my meeting with her the old-fashioned way -- but Twitter helped me bypass potential obstacles and removed hierarchical barriers. Establishing yourself as a thought leader on Twitter can give you an edge.

Can Showcasing Your Failures Land You a Job?

Bobby Umar | Posted 07.16.2016 | 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.

Attention Millennials: Your Dream Job Could Be a Tweet, Post or Pin Away

Sheryl Boswell | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Business
Sheryl Boswell

Social media is an incredibly powerful tool that today is available to everyone. And like any tool, there is a right and wrong way of using it. While recruiters are not necessarily interested in millennials' selfies or meals, hiring managers are certainly looking to their profiles, timelines and boards to vet candidates and learn more about them.

#FOMO: Why Corporations Should Have it

Nick Cowling | Posted 05.24.2015 | Canada Business
Nick Cowling

A relatively newly-named phenomenon, Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO), has become a powerful communications insight. While the premise of FOMO may be simila...

#ChangeIsInYourHands: A Brief History Of Social Networking, Smartphones, And Social Change

Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada Impact

Armed with tools like Twitter, Facebook, and a stunning array of smartphones, a new generation of activists are pushing for social change in new and i...

3 Tips to Build Your Offline and Online Network

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Networking events are speed-dating for sales reps. You put on a name tag on, snack hors d'oeuvres and try to grow business. Most people end up with nothing for one important reason...

How Your Smartphone Can Actually Improve Your Social Life

Joseph Ottorino | Posted 08.27.2014 | Canada Living
Joseph Ottorino

Maybe it's just my years in telecommunications but I think smartphones are a powerful force for bringing people together. Here are a few easy ways I use my phone to organize my life that may just help you keep your social life from fizzling.

Social Networks Have Evolved. So Must Companies

Leah Eichler | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada Business
Leah Eichler

"How did I do this before the rise of social networks?" I ask myself this question repeatedly, often while performing some mundane activity. The task...

10 Ways to Boost Your Networking Skills

Bobby Umar | Posted 05.14.2014 | Canada Living
Bobby Umar

So often people exchange business cards and never contact each other. Or they add each other on LinkedIn and the networking dies there. Remember you are building a relationship and you want to be memorable. Following up is critical to making networking work effectively. In fact, by following up you are setting yourself apart from most networkers.

How Understanding 'The 5 Love Languages' Can Help Your Business

Anne Day | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada Business
Anne Day

Have you ever read The 5 Love Languages ? It is an interesting book, and one that can help you better understand your partner and other important relationships in your life. I believe in building your business relationships, that you also have to tap into the same languages.

Is 13 Too Young To Be On LinkedIn?

Sulemaan Ahmed | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada
Sulemaan Ahmed

Should 13 year olds think about which university to attend? They have their entire lives to worry about academics, pedigree and careers. As a father, I'm torn as I already feel guilty about too much structure, classes, and tutoring in my child's life. And before you know it they are no longer children.

The Accidental Social Media Guru

Kate Hilton | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Living
Kate Hilton

Here is what I learned from my year-long immersion course (which, now that you know I'm an imposter, you can take or leave): the true magic of social media is not that it mimics real-life behavior, but that it produces social ties in the real -- not merely the online -- world.