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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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Dear Gabi

Dear Gabi, How do I convince a recruiter that despite having “no experience” I can still do the job and am a worthy candidate? I’m applying for an entry level job after graduating university but my resume is looking bleak. — Scott R.   Dear Scott, First off, there’s no such thing as ‘no experience’ […]

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That Was Easy!?

Have you found reaching your current level in your career was easy?  Some may say yes, but for most individuals the answer will be a big whopping NO! While we want to continue growing our careers, whether that is gaining more responsibility or transitioning into a new role, we can be impatient and easily frustrated. […]

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Event Review: GradusOne Launch Event

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the launch event for GradusOne, a new program designed to help young adults navigate the various steps towards a fledgling career. Co-founders Sam Thiara and Manny Padda have endeavoured to create a program that facilitates the success of young adults through mentorship, career-oriented workshops, panels, and networking. […]

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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 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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Newly Promoted, Now What?

There’s nothing quite like your first promotion to leadership. You’ve been recognized for your potential, your aptitude, your hard work, and more. But getting promoted to be a people leader is challenging, particularly when you haven’t been a boss before. You’re told to go out and “motivate” a team without really understanding how to do […]

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