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Returning to Work After an Absence is Common, So Why is it so Hard?

March 2, 2019
Intuitively, we all know that every single day someone is returning to the workforce after being at home. Regardless of what had them out of the workplace (e.g., maternity leave,...

Positivity is your best action … take it to work

November 11, 2018
As an HR Consultant, Career Coach, and parent I try hard to make the best out of challenging situations. With that said, I agree that some things are hard to...

Incidental Networking and the Hidden Value of a Diverse Network

September 8, 2018
In my experience, it’s clear that some people think it’s better to have a specific type of network. The unstated implication is that the best networks only include certain types...

Why Are Some Newcomers More Successful than Others?

August 18, 2018
We’ve all heard the anecdotes. Doctors driving taxis; engineers working in call centres. Newcomers to Canada often find it incredibly difficult to find employment that is commensurate with the skills...

Are you a workplace dad? Do you know a workplace dad?

June 16, 2018
Most of us have known a kind-hearted woman who people would say was “like a mom to everyone.” The expression “work spouse” has become a popular way of describing significant-yet-completely-platonic...

For Best Results, Network Sincerely

June 9, 2018
Network, network, network. You’ve probably heard over and over again about the importance of networking. For some people networking is a necessary evil, something like a chore. And to introverts,...

Returning to work after a long absence

February 3, 2018
It’s not surprising that many people describe looking for work after a long absence as ‘job-hunting’ because it's just that, a breathless pursuit that often tires a person out. 

To be or not to be … without a degree … that is the question

September 23, 2017
In today’s world, job experience, skills, and basic work-related training seem to have been replaced with the importance of a post-secondary certificate. How does a degree (or degrees) compare with...

Life in the Time of Ageism

December 17, 2016
It has happened, the unthinkable … you at the age of what was assumed to be your approaching golden years are now golden tears. Now your time will be spent...

Career Challenges for Newcomers to Canada

October 23, 2016
Immigrants and newcomers to Canada often face many career challenges. Despite the odds, many immigrants and newcomers succeed while others don't do as well. There's more to the story than...

The Art of Incidental Networking (for Busy People)

February 1, 2015
Despite its value, many people’s eyes glaze over at the thought of networking - especially when they’re simply too busy with their jobs, children, studies, etc. Well, for those of...

Networking for Resilience

November 23, 2014
This time, I'd like to explain what I mean by networking as a way to build the resilience that will support your successful career (or to include the self-employed --...

Resilience and Careers – What’s the Big Deal?

October 22, 2014
So that we’re all on the same page, let’s start with a definition. The American Psychological Association defines resilience as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity,...

What Happened at My Recent Meet & Greet?

September 8, 2014
For starters, in keeping with the informal approach, I did not require a formal registration or even an RSVP so it wasn’t until the day of that I knew who...

How to Establish Your Credibility in a New Field

January 15, 2014
Ideally, you have some talent and competence in your new area that you can use to sell yourself. Testimonials, favourable reviews, and awards can help you to demonstrate that you're...

Should I Complete a PhD?

December 11, 2013
She's been teaching abroad for 3 – 4 years and really loves the academic lifestyle. She knows that she'd enjoy teaching in North America but she also knows that in...

I’m Graduating Soon, How Can I Apply for Jobs that Require 2 Yrs Experience?

December 4, 2013
This is a great question since it probably applies to many students who are in their final 5 - 6 months on campus. For all those students out there who...

Unusual CV and Foreign Experience

September 9, 2013
As someone who has helped hiring managers and HR professionals with their recruitment, I have noticed that sometimes the people who are responsible for the initial screening do not always...