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Work/Life Balance: If life is a pie, how big is each slice?

In today’s fast-paced, career-oriented world, it can be difficult for young professionals to maintain a steady balance between work and well, everything else. Everyone needs some sort of balance in their life to function at their optimal level. This generation has so many opportunities in terms of post secondary education, jobs abroad, industry specializations, and […]

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Networking Your Way to a Job

I am unemployed and currently looking for a job, a situation many of us have been in at some point in our lives. While I was working, I was an active networker and co-led a well known event in Vancouver meeting lots of people regularly, expanding my network, or was I? Busy with work, personal life […]

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Presentation Pointers

Being that I make a living at making things look appealing (at least what I think looks good anyways!) I thought I might be able to shed some light on how to avoid a few of the presentation blunders. Some seem rather simple, but the moment someone has “creative” license to do as they please, […]

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The Invisible Portfolio

I am not a designer. I don’t know how to use Photoshop. I’m not a programmer. I build websites using canned templates. I’m not a game designer. I can’t build virtual worlds in 2D or 3D. Yet, in defining all the things I’m not, I’ve slowly been able to start to figure out what I […]

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Speed Mentoring: NABS West Event Review

I am a big proponent on building meaningful relationships, otherwise known as networking. The NABS West Speed Mentoring event came through Networking in Van and it immediately caught my eye. NABS West is an organization that helps professionals in the communications industry through counselling, career coaching, financial coaching and support that may be needed due […]

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Confidence and Networking

As a new grad, gaining confidence has been something that has floated in my mind for the past few months. Entering the workforce full time for the first time is a bit intimidating.  Confidence is something you need to be able to rock whenever you enter new conversations. I’m often much more drawn to people […]

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5 Important Tips for Building and Maintaining Your Professional Network

We achieve our greatest success through our relationships with others, which is why building and nurturing a strong professional network is key in helping us along the path to reaching our career goals. There’s no time like the present to grow and strengthen our circles, so here are five helpful things you can do to help make […]

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Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetic holds “Booze and Branding” event in B.C.

The Vancouver headquarters of Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics recently moved to a brand new location in Vancouver! Now they are a one-stop shop that houses all of their departments (including production and packaging) under one roof. During a conversation I had with Zeba Manki, Talent Resource Manager at the Lush head office, she explained how […]

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The Reality of “Doing What You Love” is  Not Always Rainbows and Butterflies

One of my childhood friends has always wanted to be a teacher.  Since we were children, playing pretend, she was always the teacher, and I was always the student.  All her volunteering positions and summers jobs were filled with Sunday School, day camps and children’s leaders, which eventually led her through the education program in […]

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Big Sister’s Gala Event Review

Earlier this week I attended the Big Sister’s Gala. This event took place at the Fairmont Waterfront on a cool and wet night. However, if you weren’t already excited to be there for the cause, there were friendly volunteers and two love balls to help direct you to the registration table where I was quickly greeted and […]

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Sewing Seeds for Future Growth

The world is full of connections. When I say this, I mean that when you are introduced to someone through a friend or contact, their network will most likely have at least someone in it who you already know, and dozens of others who are just a mutual aquaintance away. The problem is, when you meet […]

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