Category Archives: Career

Mentors – Why to have one, how to get one… or more!

Why have a mentor? You’re educated. You’re smart. You’re good at what you do. So why would you need a mentor? Continue reading

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Networking for Introverts

Networking’s an essential skill in the current marketplace. But what if the prospect of a room full of strangers fills you with dread? We’ll take a moment to discuss some ways to go at it, introvert-style. Continue reading

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At Least You Know Better Than This

It’s a sad fact of life. Summer is long since over, and here comes the snow. However far away your next vacation might be, it’s probably too far. You need a pick-me-up. And, well, it’s a guilty fact that nothing makes you feel better about yourself than hearing about people doing silly things you’d never dream of. Continue reading

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How to make your current contract bring you the next one

How would you like a personal marketing team, one that goes into meetings and hiring managers’ offices to persuade them that you’re the right one for the job? How would you like a referral service that calls you up whenever it notices opportunities that match your skillset? How would you like them to work for free? Sounds nice? It can be done. Continue reading

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To Incorporate or Not to Incorporate?

TES and CA4IT make incorporation easier, simpler… and cheaper! Continue reading

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Eating right in a maple-pecan danish world

Are you surrounded by temptation in the workplace? We’ll help you resist the call of the french fry. Continue reading

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Move it, move it!

It’s no joke; your office chair can kill you. Fight back with these sneaky fitness tips! Continue reading

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Please, May I Have Some More?

Lots of people ask for a raise when they’re working on contract. Very few of them do it well. Many even end up earning less money in the long run, by making wage-negotiation mistakes that damage relationships with both the client and the recruiter. Read on for the do’s and don’ts of asking for more money. Continue reading

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Work from Home – Is it for you?

It’s not surprising that we hear a lot of interest in working from home at this time of year. Many of you spent some relaxing hours this summer at the cottage or resort, or just in a lawn chair in … Continue reading

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Happily Employed, Unemployed, Underemployed?

6 good reasons to update your resume today, no matter where you are.

If you’re actively seeking a job, then of course you know that a well-honed, completely up-to-date resume is a must-have. But people with jobs need one almost as much.

If you’re employed, good. If you’re happily employed, even better. But a lot of people are clinging to jobs that don’t satisfy them, because they don’t feel like they have any other option in the current economy. Or even if they like their current placement, they don’t see that a resume is a tool that can bring you more job satisfaction, a better compensation package, and a chance to chart your future career direction.

Read on for six reasons why an updated resume can make your life better, even if you’re not jobhunting. Continue reading

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