Are You Relying On Serendipitous Happenings?

I must admit that I’m not the greatest student of the English language. There are times when I will hear a word used, and while I believe that I know what it means especially in the context it is being used, I recently found the occasion to research such a...

Why You Need A Career Coach

In order to understand why you need a career coach, it is obviously helpful to understand what a career coach is and does. Life, business, and career coaching are related practices in a newer field that compares to counselling, but is not exactly counselling. In fact,...

Five Tips For Getting The Most From LinkedIn

If you had any lingering thoughts that social media was just a fad, you may want to let those go, particularly in light of LinkedIn’s recent IPO — with a valuation of $4.3 billion. I’ve been following the development of online business networking for...

Skills Every Jobseeker Must Have

In today’s increasingly competitive job market, employers are looking to hire the ideal candidate – the one that meets or exceeds every criteria on their wish list. The competition is stiff out there, so in order to present yourself in the most positive...

Leadership – A People Oriented Approach

Much is said and written about the characteristics of Leadership. Clearly, the effective leader possesses both skill and talent and these ingredients are wrapped in personality traits and characteristics. Some leadership styles work in certain conditions and not in...

The Seven Problems With Working At Home

You have no commute! You spend more time working but are available to your family! You can set your own hours! You can work in your pajamas! You work at home — so what’s the down side? Problem 1: How does this all translate into real life vs. the fantasy...

Mentoring Makes Sense

Whether you are beginning your job search, about to start a job, entering further education or still researching career options, a mentor may be able to help. What Is A Mentor? A mentor is a wise guide, someone who has been where you’re going and is willing to...