5 lessons on reaching your dream career

5 lessons on reaching your dream career
  Rebecca Mieliwocki never expected that she would hold both the California and National Teacher of the Year titles in 2012. Perhaps it’s because she never entertained the idea of being a teacher, but after career changes and learning what she wanted and didn’t want to do, Mieliwocki knew teaching was her calling. Today, Mieliwocki ...

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 ...

Work Story Wednesday: Communications & Public Affairs Coordinator

Work Story Wednesday: Communications & Public Affairs Coordinator
Hashtags, Twitter handles, video editing and Facebook posts are a part of my daily job at the Council of Ontario Universities (COU). My path to this career was not straightforward, but I am certainly glad to have ended up where I am today. COU is a membership organization for the 20 provincially-assisted universities, advocating for ...

The 15 biggest body language blunders

The 15 biggest body language blunders
Until we get to know someone, our brain relies on snap judgements to try to categorize the person, predict what they will do, and anticipate how we should react. You may have heard that you only have a few seconds to make a first impression, but the truth is, your brain has made up its ...

B.A. grads have better pay and more career options

B.A. grads have better pay and more career options
“A university education is still a solid path to high employment and high earnings for those who want those rewards,” says Economist Cecilia Brain in the Globe and Mail. Want to read more about what recent university grads can expect to find in the job market as convocation season comes to a close? Read more ...

How to use body language to score in an interview

How to use body language to score in an interview
Text Version Below: Text Version: How to Use Body Language to Score in an Interview Non-verbal communication can play a huge role in helping HR managers identify possible issues. Here are some tips on how to use your body language to score in an interview. Body Language Tip #1: The resting face The formation of  ...

Great careers are built on the heart, not the head

Great careers are built on the heart, not the head
  “The irony of the leader of McDonald’s dying of a sudden heart attack is not lost on me, but seldom have I been so impressed by a single conversation with another human being that his words stayed with me ten years later. When we spoke to Jim Cantalupo in 2004, he was the CEO ...