There are two core areas of content that I felt important to include. First, a new, fulsome chapter on post-pandemic best practices for job search. …And second, a full new chapter on how to start your own small business. The second edition has been re-edited specifically for:
New grads/Gens Z&A/Recent Alumni — looking to get a foot in the door
Gens X & Y — looking to move up the corporate ladder
Boomers — shifting out of staff jobs into freelance or consultancy roles
New Immigrants — seeking the all-important Canadian experience that will give them a toe hold in the labour markets.
Job search self-care: How are YOU taking care of YOURSELF during job search?
Job seekers are experiencing a sharp increase in depression and anxiety, as we have all been embroiled in the effects of the pandemic for a full year now. People are wearing REAL thin with un/under-employment. I want to encourage you to consider placing a greater degree of emphasis on self-awareness and self-care. As a result, we can collectively endure this latest lockdown and the ensuing summer slow-down for job search more organically.
8 strategies to enable “self-care” and soften the harsh reality of being under-employed…
EVERYTHING has changed for us this year. Is it finally time to take charge of your career path in 2021?
With COVID quarantining an outstanding amount of peoples’ careers, now is the perfect opportunity to plan for a new career in 2021. One that you have dreamed about. Below you will find some key tips on how to prepare for a new career in 2021.
Working from home has forced a lot of change on job seekers — regular methods of job search have been seriously impacted, and the competitive environment has increased ten-fold. If you are going to get after this new career, you have to make it a focused part of your energy. Here’s how.
How To Realize Your Goals and Turn Your Career Wish-List into Reality!
Writing up your “goals statements” sounds like a chore, doesn’t it? But what if you treated your goals statements as a “career wish-list” to help you realize your goals and turn your career wish-list into reality? I like to write up my goals/wish-list annually, on my birthday. As a result, each year, writing up my goals wish-list gives me a great opportunity to reinvent myself (read: out with the old, and in with the new) and to realize my goals!
In today’s current job climate, the competition can be fierce. That’s ok. We are resilient beings. Here we provide some quick & easy tips on managing your career & finding new opportunities to improve your profile to hiring managers.
Easy tips on how to put your best foot forward in determining your career
Being unemployed or under-employed, can feel like the end of the world! The shock of losing your professional identity can have a really strong, negative impact on your life, and it takes time to accept and adjust to that new reality. When your career comes to a dead stop, you will experience many emotions: unresolved grief; rational and irrational fears; your self-esteem flies out the window; and you will find that there will be days where your “generalized anxiety” will go through the roof. Continue reading →
Career management is complicated. Or, is it? Yes, it can be overwhelming to try to manage your career goals. But is it impossible? No, it is not!
Now, some would argue that the future’s actually unmanageable. But here’s me to say, that really, it just not as complicated as you think! There are three aspects of your career that you should focus on at all times: Continue reading →
It’s healthy to get some career perspective: Your career is a life-long process… and it really is all about you. A successful career is a long-term trajectory that (with a little care and homework) will lead you to make the best of your values, your gods-given skills, your unique talents and your personal drive… let alone where and how you want to apply them…