Tips for working from home

Working remotely or from home can be a big perk of a job. In an earlier post, I shared some benefits of working from home. I’ve also been fortunate enough to occasionally work from home in my current role, which has been great for work-life balance. Whether you’re in a role that lets you work from home... Continue Reading →

How do I write a cover letter?

Once you've spent hours refining and proofreading your resume, writing a cover letter can seem like very challenging and time-consuming task. But, it doesn't need to be.  It's important to remember that a cover letter is your first opportunity to build a relationship via a piece of paper (or email) with the person who's doing the hiring, as described... Continue Reading →

Digging up the truth about dogs at work

Having dogs at work can have a positive impact on a workplace’s culture. If a dog-friendly office is a good fit, it can be a great way to bring people together, reduce stress and add some fun to the everyday routine. Check out this recent article from the Huffington Post, which highlights some research on... Continue Reading →

How do I dress for a job interview?

I love the tips that Stacy London and Clinton Kelly from What Not to Wear share for dressing for a job interview, whether you're just entering the workforce or looking for a new job. For example, they suggest starting with a neutral suit look, and then adding other prices that show your personality to more... Continue Reading →

Tips for leading a successful meeting

My appreciation of well-planned meetings started in a seminar course during the fourth year of my undergraduate degree. Our course mark was largely based on one major presentation that involved working with a group of five others in the class. In preparation for the final presentation, our group held several meetings. At first, these meetings ran... Continue Reading →

“Dare to compete, Mrs. Clinton.”

What is the ‘confidence gap’ and how can it impact my career? Yesterday I heard an interesting interview on CBC Radio’s The Current with journalists/authors Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, whose new book, The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance -- What Women Should Know, discusses why the glass ceiling still exists. They report... Continue Reading →

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