Why self-care isn’t selfish

Self-care is all the rage right now. Why? It’s probably because just a few years ago, it was thought of as cool to be extremely busy. Being really busy with work, family, friends and other interests earned bragging rights. But eventually, burnout, demotivation and exhaustion set in, and being busy wasn’t trendy anymore. Self-care can... Continue Reading →

Procrastination 2.0

Ahh, procrastination. It’s a beloved pastime at this time of year, as university students delay studying for exams, and people put off doing their taxes. Studying for exams was a common thing that caused me to procrastinate when I was in university. I’d do anything to avoid studying. In the lead-up to the exam period,... Continue Reading →

7 tips for making networking easier

The cocktail reception at a conference. The Facebook group meetup. The after-work social. The period before a lunch or panel discussion starts. All of these events are great opportunities for networking. But, some people cringe when faced with a similar scenario. If that’s you, remember that networking is worth the work. Your network is important... Continue Reading →

Gender balance makes dollars and sense

Today is International Women’s Day (IWD), which celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. IWD marks a call-to-action for accelerating gender balance. This year’s theme is #BalanceforBetter because: “Balance is not a women's issue, it's a business issue. The race is on for the gender-balanced boardroom, a gender-balanced government, gender-balanced media coverage,... Continue Reading →

Eat your way to a successful career

March is Nutrition Month. It's the perfect time to think about improving what we eat. We know that eating a healthy, balanced diet has myriad benefits for our health. But did you know that eating better can also help fuel a successful career? Find out how your diet impacts your production and performance below. What... Continue Reading →

The service robots are coming

Robot servants are no longer science fiction. Robots, along with automation and artificial intelligence (AI), are now making an impact on jobs. How much of an impact? A 2018 study by RBC revealed that 50 per cent of Canadian jobs will be affected by automation in the next decade. A recent segment on CBC's The... Continue Reading →

Does your resume need an upgrade?

Gone are the days of using a simple Microsoft Word document template for your resume. New modern resume templates look great and can give job searchers a competitive edge. If you’ve never seen one, they are generally aesthetically pleasing and unique, and use colour, icons, images and creative ways of laying out text. Pre-designed templates... Continue Reading →

Go Google yourself

It's Valentine's Day, so many of us will spend time thinking of our loved ones today. But don't forget to consider the person that each of us truly loves most - ourselves. When you're not spending time picking up flowers for a partner or meeting a friend for a late Galentine's Day drink, show yourself... Continue Reading →

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