The productive vacation checklist

A trip to the tropics. An urban getaway. An escape to the cottage. Or a staycation in your hometown. No matter how you spend your vacation time, it’s important to step away from the daily grind to refresh, recharge and reset. I just got back from a trip to Mexico so I totally understand the... Continue Reading →

Stop putting this section on your resume

If you’ve put a “career objective” section at the top of your resume, you might be missing out on job opportunities. To understand why, let’s start with the purpose of a resume. A resume is a marketing tool that positions you as a valuable asset to potential employers. It frames your past employment experience and... Continue Reading →

When a “perfect 10” isn’t so perfect

In many of the places I’ve worked, part of the annual review process involved evaluating my performance related to different skills and characteristics on a rating scale. Sometimes I ranked myself, or my manager evaluated me, or my peers and dotted-line managers provided ratings. Based on my experience, I would have never imagined that gender... 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 →

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