Why companies are reviving efforts to hire internally

On discovering that 47 per cent of departing employees had left for more enticing opportunities elsewhere, Schneider Electric SE recently introduced a digital platform designed to help its people realize their career aspirations without jumping ship. Eventually, all 144,000 employees of the France-based multinational will be able to tap into Schneider’s internal talent pipeline by…

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How to get the almighty #job interview, and what to do afterward

We usually consider interviews to be where we win jobs. But we can help our efforts in important moments both before and after those interviews, according to tips from Natasha Nurse and John Sullivan. Ms. Nurse, an entrepreneur, suggests applying the common journalistic Five Ws and How to your résumé. Those storytelling ingredients are important…

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Want to grow your career? Then grow your network

Networking is perhaps one of the most common pieces of advice given to young professionals looking to grow their career. At the same time, many are not skilled at networking, so fail to reap its benefits in their careers. Regardless of where you are in your career, make growing your network a priority. These new…

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The First 100 Days in A New Job – Make Them Count!

Have you recently taken on a new challenge? The first 100 days in a new office are absolutely pivotal when it comes to your success! Here are our tips on making your first 100 days count. The first 100 days decide whether or not you’re a successful hire, or a complete flop. It no longer…

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11 Tips to Avoid a Toxic Boss in Your Next Job

As a career coach, I’m trained to be objective when coaching my clients. To view situations with loving detachment. But there are times when I feel fiercely protective over my clients and angry at what they are going through at their place of work. What could cause this level of anger? It’s the #1 thing…

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Use LinkedIn to Boost Your Online Brand

Spending time on LinkedIn profile development can set you up for success in many different ways. When you start seeing LinkedIn as a way to enhance your career for the long-term rather than simply a platform you need to update to keep up with the trends, then you’ll have many more opportunities come your way.…

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Achieve Balance and Success in Career and in Life

Achieve Balance and Success in Career and in LifeI used to define success only in the context of career – how far up the corporate ladder I could climb and how much money or bonus I could earn. I think years of business and life experience have taught me to take a much broader perspective…

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Are you having second thoughts about your career choice?

Canadians are having second thoughts about their career choices – especially those who felt pressured into those decisions, as well as those who elected to play it safe. According to a recent survey by Toronto-based non-profit career coaching and development organization CERIC, nearly 72 per cent of Canadians who meet with the organization’s career counsellors…

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4 Strategies to Give Your Career New Direction

You arrive at work and get your first cup of coffee. As it’s sitting on your desk, still steaming, you start daydreaming about your plans for the evening. Sound familiar? If so, you may be stuck in a rut at work. It’s an easy problem to ignore, after all it’s terribly cozy in the comfort…

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