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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Find your passion with these 8 thought-provoking questions

Find your passion with these 8 thought-provoking questions
Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question, collected the provocative questions top designers, tech innovators, and entrepreneurs ask themselves to spark creativity. In this great article, he explores some questions we can ask ourselves to help determine where you should take your career path. Some of the great questions include: What is your tennis ...

The business of doing good: How Millennials are changing the corporate sector

The business of doing good: How Millennials are changing the corporate sector
The Millennials are coming… to an office near you. Over the course of the next decade we will bear witness to one of the largest demographic shifts in the workplace in modern history. By the year 2025 Millennials (born between 1979 and 1999) will come to fuel approximately 75 per cent of the U.S. workforce, ...