This 10-minute weekly exercise could change your career

This 10-minute weekly exercise could change your career
“On January 1, I made an unusual resolution. I committed to sending one hand-written letter per week—and not to relatives, or friends, or former teachers, but to other professionals. What would these letters say? That would depend on the week and the person. (Basically, I’d wing it.) My only rule was the letter wouldn’t include ...

Work Story: How Taylor became an event planner

Work Story: How Taylor became an event planner
Taylor Weinstein the acting manager at Managing Matters Inc. in the Downtown Toronto location. She talks about the steps she took – from university to exploring her interests and trying out new jobs – to get to where she is today. Watch her story below! And don’t forget to check out our great partners – ...

The best career advice you never hear

The best career advice you never hear
There’s plenty of stale career advice out there: Go the extra mile. Do what you love. Always be the first one there and the last to leave. But a recent Quora thread, “What are a few pieces of unique career advice that nobody ever mentions?”, provides something different: valuable career advice that we haven’t heard a million times ...

The nonprofit leap: Turning a volunteer gig into paid employment

The nonprofit leap: Turning a volunteer gig into paid employment
For more than ten years, Tyler Coad had been a volunteer in Ontario’s rugby community. From refereeing games every weekend from May to November, to coaching junior teams in Toronto and Barrie, Coad’s springs, summers, and falls were dedicated to sport he loved. The decade of volunteering, combined with countless hours spent at province-wide rugby ...

Making the most of a career fair

Making the most of a career fair
What I like the most about career fairs is that you have an opportunity to meet with hiring managers and recruiters face-to-face. There are no easily agitated receptionists, evil gatekeepers, or electronic and political red tape in your way. This is the one place where it is the recruiter’s duty to meet you personally!  Job ...

Creating your own career luck with DIY opportunities

Creating your own career luck with DIY opportunities
By Sidneyeve Matrix, TalentEgg.ca Instead of waiting for opportunity to knock, why not get out there today and create it yourself? To configure your own personal professional development plan – a custom fit for where you want to be at work – the key is developing a laser sharp focus. Deciding what you want to ...

The ultimate networking blueprint to finding a job

The ultimate networking blueprint to finding a job
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.  –Robert Frost Networking is one of the best ways to carve out the “less traveled path” to your dream job. Developing those personal connections gives you an up on competing applicants by establishing common ...