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9) Reframe your thinking

| December 17, 2014

Job search and networking isn’t simply a must-do, unpleasant task – it is an opportunity to expand your circles, meet new people, learn about yourself and grow as a person. Of course what makes the difference is your attitude toward searching for work and expanding/fine-tuning your network. Let’s get started on some ideas to turn […]

5 Concrete Steps to Re-entering the Workforce – why not start now!? (Part 1)

| November 26, 2014

I belong to a few groups on LinkedIn and was surprised to find a brilliant discussion on finding employment/re-entering the workforce in one of the biggest that is not primarily about employment. I think I saw the discussion in my ‘Pulse’ feed which was lucky to say the least. It was lucky because I hardly […]

Full time networking until November 15th!

| October 16, 2014

As an alumni of University of Victoria I am lucky to be able to take career courses – right now I am enrolled in the Navigator program. Last week I went to an excellent workshop called ‘Network to Work’. It was full of interesting content and the facilitator had lots of anecdotes to share from […]

Networking for the rest of us

| September 15, 2014

Nothing makes jobseekers shudder as much as the subject of networking. It just seems so sleazy and artificial. But we need to get over this phobia and get better at it – not just because it can be key to finding work but because it also is important to your performance and movement through the […]

The Hidden Job Market – is it real?

| August 21, 2014

I took part in a webinar on August 20 (2014) that was about looking for employment (as well as containing information about updating your resume and preparing for job interviews). It contained some content I found helpful even though of course a large percentage of it was dedicated to the presenter trying to sell their […]

More about Networking

| March 10, 2012

At the risk of boring you to tears I want to continue along the same thread as I’ve been exploring with the articles on LinkedIn – networking. Of course what is meant by networking today is radically different than what it was even five years ago let alone looking back to the 1990s. But the […]

Looking at LinkedIn – Part 2

| March 2, 2012

A Word of Caution – Be A Discerning Reader I was going to start this article by discussing the infographic published on the Business Insider website on February 28, 2012 that talks about ‘who really uses LinkedIn’ but after digging into it only a tiny bit and reading the comments it raised I’ve reconsidered. Instead, […]