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Top 10 Tips for Staying Motivated When You're Unemployed

Top 10 Tips for Staying Motivated When You’re Unemployed

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition Losing your job is painful. There are many days when you will feel discouraged because the job market is complicated and the competition for jobs is fierce. In order to get through a period of unemployment, it’s important to use whatever resources you can to stay motivated. Click […]

14 Things You Can Do This Weekend to Advance Your Career

14 Things You Can Do This Weekend to Advance Your Career

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition This weekend, take a break from your job, but give your career a boost. Try these 14 simple things you can do to advance your career online and offline. They’re all quick enough to squeeze in between Friday and Monday while still giving you plenty of time to sleep […]

Workopolis’ JOB INSIDER Tool

Do you have what it takes for the job you want? Workopolis’ free “Job Insider” tool is an easy-to-use career planning tool that gives you valuable insights on the most popular jobs. Just start typing in a job title, choose from the populating list of similar/matching titles, and in seconds you will learn for each […]

Change Your Email Habits and See Your Productivity Skyrocket

Change Your Email Habits and See Your Productivity Skyrocket

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition Email is essential for staying connected in today’s busy world, but it has a powerful influence on productivity. How many times a day do you check your email and get lost among the messages? Changing your email habits will help you raise your productivity. Follow these tips: Click […]

Back to Basics: Networking Inside Your Company

Back to Basics: Networking Inside Your Company

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition The internet makes it so easy to connect with someone in Sydney, Australia you may forget about the guy or gal in the next cubicle. However, the colleagues who work by your side each day provide some of your best opportunities for developing close friendships and gathering constructive […]

What “Chewbacca Mom” Taught Business About Video

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition Have you seen  the Chewbacca Mom on Social Media recently? Her name is Candace Payne and this Texas woman is everywhere …. Facebook, The Late Late Show, Good Morning America, Facebook Headquarters, Disney World. The Twitter world has gone nuts and Twitter users post about her video using the hashtag #HappyChewbacca. The […]

Top 10 Life Secrets You Didn't Learn in School

Top 10 Life Secrets You Didn’t Learn in School

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition High school is good preparation for college. And college can be a good preparation for finding a job. Yet neither is very good at preparing you for general success in life. The most important ideas and skills for successful living aren’t taught in school. Unless you have an […]

Speaking Up at Work Made Easy

Speaking Up at Work Made Easy

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition How often have you wanted to say something at work, but held back because you were worried about the consequences? Maybe you were afraid of stirring up a conflict or losing your job. Maybe you were just discouraged by the idea that your input wouldn’t make a difference. […]

Micro Changes Guaranteed to Advance Your Career

Micro Changes Guaranteed to Advance Your Career

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition Is there some way to advance your career that’s faster than completing an MBA, and easier than rescuing your company from a hostile takeover bid? The truth is there are plenty of micro changes that can have a macro effect on increasing your value as an employee. If […]

Boost Your Career With Greater Motivation

Boost Your Career With Greater Motivation

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition Most people do just enough work to avoid getting fired, but that’s not the way to travel through life. Since you’re spending 40+ hours each week at work, make them count. It’s challenging to keep your motivation high in the workplace, but there are many ways to enhance […]