Tips for turning a hobby into a side hustle

Results of a 2017 study revealed that 44 million Americans take on extra work to make extra cash, in addition to working full-time. This is generally known as having a “side hustle.” The study identified millennials as the largest group of side-hustlers. What are some of the most common side hustles? U.S.-based research tells us... Continue Reading →

How can I earn PMP PDUs for free?

Professional development is critical part of everyone’s career, no matter what industry they’re in. Opportunities for professional development have been shown to benefit companies, and have been ranked as more important than pay for millennials. For people with certain professional designations, the completion of professional development activities is not only helpful, but it’s also necessary to... Continue Reading →

Should I start my career with an internship?

Last week, Bank of Canada head honcho Stephen Poloz recommended that unemployed young Canadians should take on unpaid internships to gain experience in their professional fields. The fact that top government officials accept that unpaid work is the only way to get ahead indicates that internships have become commonplace in today's economy. Further, the competition to... Continue Reading →

What’s behavioural finance and how can it help me save more?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzcw_02ZB1o A while ago, I watched this TEDTalks video by economist Shlomo Benartzi called Saving for tomorrow, tomorrow. Although it's a few years old, and is based on U.S. data, many points resonated with me and still do. Benartzi discusses how the general population's lack of saving is a result of behavioural challenges related to self-control, loss-aversion and immediate... Continue Reading →

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 →

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