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Don’t Take a Break, Take a MOOC

 Photo Credit Giorgio Montersino It’s winter. The holidays have just passed, and people are happily or unhappily reflecting on the year that has ended with thoughts of making 2015 better. Within a few weeks or months, people will be planning winter getaways to escape the cold and dark, so they can refresh their batteries. Here’s…

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Fall 2014 Speaking Events

  Photo Credit Grant Fall is finally here! For most people, that means the return to classes, or balancing work and student schedules, but for me it signals the start of conference season. I’m very excited to announce three upcoming speaking events. Hope you’ll check them out! Tuesday October 7, 5:30-6:30 – CV to Resume…

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4 Tips for Surviving the Telecommute

  Photo Credit David Martyn Hunt Changes to technology affect the way that we find our jobs, and how we do them. It can also affect where you do your work. Telecommuting is one of the most popular perks that you may be able to negotiate. While working from home has some serious advantages (cutting…

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Celebrate Your Accomplishments

Halfway through Ella’s puppy classes, I’ve been learning a lot about the importance of positive reinforcement. Humans really aren’t all that different, but we don’t give ourselves enough credit. In my last post, I talked about the importance of finding meaning in your work. This week, in honour of Labour Day, the topic is celebrating…

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Meaning vs Money

 A few days ago Ella & I started puppy kindergarten. Up to this point, I thought we’d worked out most of the kinks in our relationship, and that any problems were just the result of her beloved Shih Tzu stubbornness. 10 minutes later, I was starting to figure out that I was seriously mistaken. Sure,…

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Top 3 Summer Reads

  It’s been a long time since I have posted a book review, so I thought I’d make up for it by giving you 3 choices for the last month of summer. Whether you’re job searching, changing careers, or looking to leverage past experiences, these 3 easy reads will give you some inspiration, strategies and…

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Grace Under Pressure

  Photo Credit James St. John Let’s face it – sometimes you have to deal with difficult situations at work, that are all about you. Nobody likes to be the bearer of bad news (ok, most times we don’t like it, but every once in a while it is delicious). But I’m not talking about…

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Are You Planning to Fail?

 Photo Credit Tomasz Stasiuk We all know the old adage that says that failing to plan is planning to fail, but that’s a completely different topic. What I’m talking about here is developing a plan for dealing with failure before it happens. Most times, we plan things out while wearing our rose coloured glasses and…

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