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Invest in your future with an MBA from TWU

          Are you career driven but also desire a meaningful purpose? A leading-edge MBA at Trinity Western University may just be the professional and personal gateway you’re searching for. TWU’s MBA equips and empowers graduates to excel in for-profit as well as non-profit organizations. Our renowned and comprehensive program features:  a […]

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YES – 3 Ways We Can Support Youth Employment in BC

Article by: Timothy Lang, President & CEO at Youth Employment Services (YES).  The transition from education into the workplace can be a scary one. As youth are instructed to follow a specific path paved out by societal norms, the reality of fully preparing themselves to be a candidate for employment can be intimidating. With the unemployment […]

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Is your education preparing you for ‘new collar’ jobs?

Is your education preparing you for ‘new collar’ jobs?  Written by Darian Kovacs As fast as technology is changing, the job force has been changing. No longer is it just two types of job forces – White Collar and Blue Collar, but a new player has emerged. New-collar jobs fall in the technology sector and […]

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New Survey Reveals Valuable Insights About Canadian Small Business Practices

The results are in, and after tallying the responses from Canada’s largest survey of small businesses, you’d be surprised by the shocking insights. The survey, commissioned by Vistaprint in conjunction with Cyberimpact, captured data from small businesses across the country. Small businesses are the core of the Canadian economy, with approximately 1.3 million small businesses […]

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5 Steps to Get Your Business Started on the Right Foot

Written by  MOHAMMED MECKLAI Have you ever thought of starting your own business? Do you dream of becoming your own boss and doing what you love for a living? Are you the next leading entrepreneur? If the answer is yes, you might need more than passion to succeed. Many entrepreneurs dive into their dream business blindly; […]

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A Transformative Way Solopreneurs Can Build A Thriving Business

Written by Trevor Turnbull & Featured in Forbes.  CEO of Linked Into Leads and founder of the Expert Selling Machine, who transforms B2B sales with impactful lead generation. I have good news and bad news, solopreneurs. First, the bad news: Ninety  percent of a buyer’s journey may be complete before they ever contact you. The good news? You can position yourself […]

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Meet Ellen DeGeneres – October 19th

Comedienne and talk show icon Ellen DeGeneres will be visiting Vancouver for an event this fall. Taking a break from her usual role as the interviewer, she’ll be the one answering questions at a Q&A at Rogers Arena. The one-night-only event is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, and will be hosted by […]

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Millennials Are Happiest When They Feel Connected to Their Co-Workers

Millennials Are Happiest When They Feel Connected to Their Co-Workers Sarah Landrum ,  CONTRIBUTOR I write about how millennials can be happier at work.     Team Building In North America, it can be hard to see past all the bluster about “self-made men” and rugged individualism. The truth is a lot more pleasant to behold: Nobody is […]

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Event Recap: “Classroom to Boardroom” – Young Women in Business (YWiB)

Last month, I attended “Classroom to Boardroom” thanks to an invite from a very good friend and former colleague Sally Lee. Sally is an SFU BA grad with additional BCIT certifications currently sitting as Social Media Coordinator on YWiB Vancouver executive team.   YWiB (Young Women in Business) connects young women with skills & support […]

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Feeling Successful Requires That You Pursue ‘Success, Differently’

Success is a mass marketed achievement. It is the way our culture has come to describe the tangible circumstances that culminate into the story of our lives. And in an increasingly commoditized world, your challenge is to create Success, Differently. One very simple word captures our attention. And yet, as simple as it seems, “success” […]

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Five Basic Truths That Will Keep You Focused On Generating Results

In working with my clients over the past decade, I’ve discovered that those with the most success understand and apply Five Basic Truths that keep them focused on generating results… 1)  Stay true to who you are: In matters of style, swim with the current;  in matters of principle, stand like a rock.  – Thomas […]

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First Year Career Lessons

With 2015 behind me, I not only turn the page on a new year, but also, approach my first-year anniversary of working in a professional, career-related role. That is, the end January marks, for myself, the anniversary of my first full-year of professional work. Having been mostly a student pursuing both my undergraduate and graduate […]

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Be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Three short years ago, I was an individual that filled the prototypical mould of young professionals my age. I was a person that had meticulously planned life over the next five years, and created succinct, well-developed ‘5-year plans’ that I hoped would help me in my professional life. I was led to believe that having […]

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Failure is the New Success

  Before starting any career-related work, I sat down with and spoke to a very successful individual and good friend of mine. After our conversation turned to careers, I uttered these exact words: “I want to be great and successful in life. What’s your opinion on the best way to achieve this?” As he looked […]

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Why Perfectionism Will Only Slow You Down

Being a perfectionist is necessary in many areas of life (for example, when performing surgery, or building a bridge) but there are a number of other situations where obsessing over every detail becomes a roadblock to efficiency. When it comes to say, sending an email to a potential employer,  pondering  over every word and structure of the […]

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