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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…

Corner Brook9 steps to take right now if you’ve been laid off

9 steps to take right now if you’ve been laid off

At this moment, your job prospects may seem bleak, but you can still take purposeful steps toward your next role. A few weeks ago, everything may have felt stable in your career. Now, with the coronavirus outbreak continuing to have a tremendous human and economic impact, you’ve suddenly been given the unfortunate news: You’re getting laid off. Suddenly, you’re left…

Five Excel Skills Employers seek

Five Excel skills employers are looking for (and how to learn them)

We found this National Post story: Many middle-skill positions and high-paying jobs start with a solid foundational understanding of Microsoft Excel, including these  top Excel skills: Advanced Formulas and Functions Pivot Tables Graphs and Charts Basic Macros Conditional Formatting These five skills, in particular, are among some of the most in-demand ones employers look for in relation to Excel. By…

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…

CISA- COVID-19 information and Updates

Canada-US border during COVID-19: Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

As the nation’s risk advisor, CISA brings our partners in industry and the full power of the federal government together to improve American cyber and infrastructure security.  The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has been monitoring the evolving Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19 situation closely, taking part in interagency and industry coordination calls, and working with critical infrastructure partners to prepare for possible…

Temporary layoffs Article ( Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP)

Excellent writeup on Temporary layoffs: What Canadian employers need to know during a pandemic

Authors: Kaley Dodds Danielle Emmett Stéphane Erickson John Mastoras Chanelle Wong of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP As we all weather the COVID-19 (coronavirus) storm, we aim to keep employers up to date as circumstances seem to change by the hour. Business uncertainties are growing. Self-isolation is increasing. Social distancing is encouraged. Increasingly, staffing needs are changing.   We recently…

Working from home? 7 smart tips to help you get more done

Working from home? 7 smart tips to help you get more done

 Though work-from-home professionals like myself only make up an estimated 3.4% of the workforce, that figure is about to change dramatically. As the world reacts to the spread of coronavirus, many companies are shifting to remote work. More and more people are working from home to try to limit the spread of coronavirus. If you’re a remote work newbie, make sure you’re…

How to handle the 3 most annoying types of coworkers

How to handle the 3 most annoying types of coworkers

The top three pet peeves we have about our coworkers: Laziness: Nearly half (47%) of all respondents cited “lazy coworkers” as their biggest pet peeve. Who likes to carry their weight and the weight of someone else on a project? Bad attitudes: The second most popular answer from the survey was “bad attitudes,” with 42% of respondents citing it as a source…

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