The internet is bursting with resources on networking, interviews, salary negotiation, the whole gamut. I like to read about career and professional development in my spare time so I thought I'd share what I think are some of the best websites for anyone on the job hunt (I'm a student right now so this includes me). If … Continue reading Five Professional Development Sites Every Job-Hunter Needs to Bookmark
Few endeavours inspire me more than entrepreneurship. The idea of jumping off the safe road to start something meaningful, useful, and real just sounds so cool. As we move through the 21st century, entrepreneurship is gradually becoming the new normal. With the emergence of technology and social media, creative thinkers have more room than ever … Continue reading The Power of Entrepreneurial Thinking
I have a lot of experience using LinkedIn as both the hiring manager and the job seeker. I was recruited into my current job via LinkedIn and I get job offers through the site once every few months without fail. I am confident that you can too if you follow the steps below. What is … Continue reading Get Hired with Linkedin: A Step-by-step Guide
Do you love what you do? Lately I've been chatting with a lot of my friends about passion and fulfilment in work and life. I seem to talk about it all the time in fact. And I keep seeing more and more that what it means to 'love your job' is different for everyone. For … Continue reading Labours of Love
“You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky, highest scoring hockey player of all time. If you know people, you have a network. And that network has a ton of value. Nearly every job I've ever received has been through a connection, including the one that launched my career in the insurance industry. I've helped dozens of … Continue reading Three Sure-Fire Ways to Leverage Your Network to the Max
I graduated from the University of Toronto in 2012 with a degree in English. At that time I had already been working for a travel insurance company for a year and I had completed my studies part time. I got the job at the insurance company through a friend. She had told me that they were in … Continue reading How I Got to Where I Got to… and Where I’m Going Next.
What do you do? What have you done? Why should I care? These are important career and brand-building questions that you should ask yourself constantly, and answering them from a place of honesty can help you really stand out. Too often people answer the question, "What do you do?" with a description of what they do … Continue reading Be Memorable by Being You: How to Speak Your Truth
Think about your favourite brand. Don't tell me you don't have one. If you are a consumer, there is a brand that you love. Some examples of really strong brands are David's Tea, lululemon athletica, Urban Outfitters, Starbucks, Crocs. People can also be brands. For example Beyoncé, the Kardashians, Kate Middleton, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dominic Monaghan, Steven Colbert... the list … Continue reading What on Earth is Personal Branding?