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 →

Set goals, not resolutions

Happy new year! A new year brings a fresh start. It’s a great time to commit to making positive changes, both personally and professionally. Many of us set new year’s resolutions, despite the harrowing statistic that 80 per cent of them fail by February. Want to avoid becoming a statistic and make lasting changes this... Continue Reading →

Freelancing: Friend or foe?

A recent Fast Company article on the current state of the freelance job market revealed, at least in the eyes of this media outlet, that “working for one’s self used to be the definition of the American dream – and, apparently, it still is." The article reports on the Freelancing in America 2018 study, which... Continue Reading →

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