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 ...

Work Story Wednesday: Employee Relations Officer

Work Story Wednesday: Employee Relations Officer
It’s another Work Story Wednesday! Check out the story of Jennifer Tozer, the employee relations officer with Thames Valley District School Board in London, Ontario. Tozer is a graduate of Western University, having received her degree in Bachelor in Administrative and Commerical Studies, with a specialization in Human Resources. She completed her designation as a ...

9 qualities of truly confident people

9 qualities of truly confident people
“First things first: Confidence is not bravado, or swagger, or an overt pretense of bravery. Confidence is not some bold or brash air of self-belief directed at others. Confidence is quiet: It’s a natural expression of ability, expertise, and self-regard. I’m fortunate to know a number of truly confident people. Many work with me at ...

10 mistakes to avoid as you start your summer job

10 mistakes to avoid as you start your summer job
A summer job is a great place to build connections, future references, and even land yourself a job post-graduation! So it’s important to leave a good impression on your employers. What can you do to make sure you do? Glassdoor has a list of 10 mistakes you can avoid as you start your summer job.  ...

Work Story Wednesday: From grad to financial advisor trainee

Work Story Wednesday: From grad to financial advisor trainee
With our partners over at Work Story, we give you the story of Tony Ayala – a 2012 graduate of the Western University’s Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies who has gone on to become the financial advisor trainee with TD Canada Trust. Listen to this short video to hear how his studies, extra-curriculars and volunteer ...

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 ...

Ontario universities providing real-life work experience through placements, co-ops

Ontario universities providing real-life work experience through placements, co-ops
Ontario’s universities are equipping the next generation of leaders with the skills they need for career success by providing students with real-life work experience through placements, co-ops and internships across all disciplines. Bringing Life to Learning at Ontario Universities, a report released today by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU), says applied learning is one ...