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Time for your ANNUAL LinkedIn review

By Mark Ruthenberg, Advantage Tech  Inc. and TransCanada FoundLocally Inc. Many folks misunderstand LinkedIn and assume its only for job hunting (and may have even used it for just that!) but it's developed into much more… It's now a great tool for building  teams, assessing teams, and doing “due diligence” on business deals. If your LinkedIn profile has not been updated (or you…

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 And Your Job Search

A lot of people are currently out of work (or at very least under-employed) as a result of COVID-19. We all have a lot of time on our hands and looking for projects and tasks to keep busy during imposed self-isolation or medical quarantine. Maybe one project should be YOUR CAREER? The search for a new position has always been…

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Some suggestions for New Year’s career resolutions you CAN KEEP

Lots of people make New year's resolutions that are so big and "life changing" they cannot possibly be kept. Here are several simple ones that are small incremental changes, that make you a better person, and a better colleague, and  not tough to keep: Be a better you 1. Be healthier at work Work toward better health in small ways:…

Taught skills, not handed credentials

Financial Times: Young Americans need to be taught skills, not handed credentials

Most education is now disconnected from the needs of students and the labour market I cannot think of a market that is more dysfunctional in America right now than education. Total student debt topped $1.5tn this year and a Brookings study found that nearly 40 per cent of those borrowers are likely to default on their loans by 2023. Some…

Five ways to get more done-by-reclaiming-your wasted pockets-of-time

Five ways to get more done by reclaiming your wasted pockets of time. fastcompany.com

I’ve just got a minute—might as well scroll through Instagram. No time to get anything real done—what’s in my e-mail inbox? The default setting for most individual’s brains when they have 20 minutes or less is to waste it on activities that give them no greater sense of accomplishment at the end of the day than if they had skipped…

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