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Career Management

Famous Quotes – Career, Success and Choices

“I’ve been in the twilight of my career longer than most people have had a career.” — Martina Navratilova “Don’t drive people working under you; inspire them.” – J. Donald Walters “The decisions you make about your work life are especially important, since most people spend more of their waking lives working than doing anything else. […]

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Future Trends in the Workplace

Emerging Technology, globalization and demographic changes continue to have a significant impact on our workplace. In a recent article in the Baltimore Sun, John A. Challenger, chief executive of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a Chicago outplacement firm identifies some workplace trends of the future that could transform office culture.  He begins by saying, “Teleconferencing could end business travel.”  Audio, video and Web

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Little Evidence of 2000 Bell Canada Managers Online

According to a Financial Post article, BCE insiders say more than 2,000 people out of approximately 15,000 managers will lose their jobs during a “100-day plan” unveiled by new chief executive George Cope, to change the public image of BCE’s main unit, Bell Canada. Despite this announcement, I am surprised to see, or I should say,

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Retirement or Career Transition?

Most of our grandparents and parents reached the age of “retirement” and did just that, they retired.  But today the trend is changing and it is becoming more and more common for those reaching retirement to continue working, negotiate alternative working arrangements or embark on entirely new careers. An increased life expectancy is only one of many factors contibuting to this trend.  Although

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Privacy and Your Online Presence

Recently I posted, Social Networking Sites and Your Job Search. Basically, I wanted to caution job searchers about being somewhat discrete with the personal information they choose to share online since it could have a negative impact on their job search. Today, I’d like to talk about the information that you had better be willing to share or you will be wasting

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Women in IT Careers

A recent ariticle, Why women quit technology careers, by Kathleen Melymuka relays some startling research from this month’s Harvard Business Review.  Women, between the ages of 25 and 30 are excelling in the science, engineering and technology fields making up 41% of the young talent with related credentials.  Unfortunately, 52% of this talent drops out, most significantly

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Top 10 Family-Friendly Employers

Now entering its sixth year, the Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers competition is organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the employers offering the nation’s most progressive and forward-thinking programs for employees with young children. The employers on this list are the leaders in helping employees balance their work and

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Employees Looking for Work/Life Balance

According to a recent Survey published by Monster, 89% of respondents look for work/life balance programs when evaluating a new job.  Only half of the HR professionals agreed on the importance, which is probably why only 29% of employees who participated in the online survey rated their company’s work/life balance programs as good or excellent. The 2008 Executive Job Market Intelligence

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Networking and Your Career

Are you actively networking?  If not, you are in the minority.  You are likely missing out on opportunities for advancement in your current career and if you are searching for a job, you are facing a much greater struggle than necessary. Recruiters list networking as one of their most effective means of finding senior managers and more than two-thirds of executives listed networking

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Are you a Guerrilla job searcher?

Last week at ExecuNet, Toronto, myself and 35 other senior executives were fortunate to listen to a dynamic and informative speaker. David Perry, Managing Partner at Perry-Martel, an executive search firm based in Ottawa, spoke on “Guerrilla Marketing for Job Searchers”. This topic that related directly to his best selling book, “Guerrilla Marketing for Job

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