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Change Your Job or Change Yourself?

This just in: millions of people around the globe are disengaged at work. Disengaged, unproductive, unmotivated – all business speak for unhappy people in workplaces.  Are you an unhappy worker? Here’s our quick 3 step litmus test to see if you too, are disengaged at work: 1. Daily Dread: Does the prospect of having to […]

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Work at Play

As adults, acknowledging the role of play is often lost if not completely forgotten. Maybe it’s because it feels too childish, or silly. Maybe it’s because the word is associated with an irresponsible use of time. The concept of play was a resounding theme during my first semester at the Centre for Digital Media. There […]

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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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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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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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5 Myths About Your Dream Job

Seven years ago, my friend graduated as a designer from York. That same year I graduated with my BBA from Acadia. Our shared dream: Work at an ad agency. The cool offices! The stylish people! The super amazing award-winning creative! It was enough to drive us to think of nothing else, and we did it. […]

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Resume and Interview Tips

Job hunting and interviewing can be nerve wracking, so try and remember this – you are looking for a job that suits you and your expertise, interests and passions. During an interview, don’t get so caught up in worrying about whether or not the interviewer likes your response or gets your humour. If you and […]

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WCT Event Recap: Experts Share Best Leadership Advice Ever Received

The BC chapter of Women in Communications & Technology (WCT) hosted the first of their Lessons in Leadership Series, “The Best Advice I Ever Got,” in the beautiful Chartwell Room at the Four Seasons Vancouver on May 28. After a networking hour complete with cocktails and delicious canapés, a panel of three high-profile Vancouverites shared […]

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The Art of Working for an Entrepreneur

Working for an entrepreneur can be an incredibly fulfilling, exciting, and challenging experience. Like a rollercoaster it’s fast, surprising, and has all sorts of unexpected twists. The pace is gnarly. An entrepreneur’s passion is what fuels their incredible drive; they move quicker, think faster, and act so swiftly that it might even feel spastic to […]

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