Career Advice

So You Think You’re A Disrupter, Eh?

Neil MacIntosh · Jul. 26, 2018

Seems like everyone wants to add “disrupter” to their resume. Measuring up’s no cakewalk. 77 million dollars over seven years. That’s the payday for John Tavares, Toronto Maple Leaf’s newest wonder boy. For a team that last won a Stanley Cup when Canada turned 100 (1967, over half a century ago!), disruption doesn’t come cheap. Your salary’s a pittance in comparison. Still, you fancy yourself a game changer too. Shaking things up. Stickhandling past dumbfounded defenders of “That’s not how we do things here.”

Get Noticed At Work By Doing One Thing Special

Steve Mahoney · Jul. 24, 2018

Pinpoint your competitive advantage, then power-drill it into the eyes of higher-ups. Your coworkers are smarter and harder working than you. Those who aren’t, sometimes go Machiavelli – backstabbing, sabotaging, swindling and kissing up. I’ve had to dive into that same swamp as an employee. I also found a legit way to make myself less disposable: find at least thing to contribute that leaves challengers begging for dregs.

Mean Tweets Corporate Edition

Cindy Schwartz · Jul. 12, 2018

Remember when Jimmy Kimmel’s "Mean Tweets" segment was an actual joke? Was it the muse for Twitter to unfold as the official platform for slander? The interpretation of free speech has taken on new meaning in the digital age.

Translating World Cup Soccer Jargon To Office English

Neil MacIntosh · Jun. 25, 2018

The beautiful game has its own special language. See what the oddball terms mean in everyday work-speak. Hey hooligans. Lace up your boots (cleats) and cheer for football (soccer). It’s FIFA World Cup time! So whip out your vuvuzelas (noisemakers) and blow for your favourite team. Like any sport, the beautiful game has a unique jargon; Panenka, Nutmeg, Kit, Yellow card. Which, when you think about it, is kind of like office-speak: obscure words in place of common ones. Which is why we’ve devised a translator. You’ll learn lots and have a chuckle or two. Now get out there with your magic spray and play with the golden ball!

6 Raging Career Regrets To Avoid

Mark Swartz · Jun. 21, 2018

What to do if you want to look back at your work history with pride instead of disappointment. 40 years – the average length of a career – is lots of time to amass regrets. Blown opportunities can pile up like stacks of empty boxes.

Local Gap Year Activities For Grads

Mark Swartz · Jun. 1, 2018

What you can do if staying home for that bracing year between. School’s out, gap’s in. An entire year to fill after graduating. Bouncing abroad is so cliché. Like you don’t have loans the size of Canada’s debt anyway.

Jobs In The Blockchain Domain

Mark Swartz · May. 29, 2018

Work as a distributed ledger Developer, Systems Engineer, Product Manager, Miner and more in this emerging field. People hear “Bitcoin” and ache to be billionaires. The tech behind such frothy cryptocurrencies is blockchain. It’s also for new commercial uses spawning jobs aplenty.

Is It Ever Okay To Cry At Work?

Joanne Richard · May. 28, 2018

Fear the tears! We may work in kinder, gentler times with greater emphasis on personal and emotional balance, but the truth is boohooing at work may hold you back in your career. Unfortunately, it’ll have colleagues and managers questioning your capacity to keep your sh*t together.

IT Careers For People Who Dislike…Tech

Mark Swartz · May. 24, 2018

Non-nerds can find excellent work in highly technical fields. You’d rather chew glass than code. Linux, SQL and JavaScript are Martian for “scary.” You’re far from being a technophobe, but IT ain’t your cup of tea.

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