Category: Career Development

Developing Your Career: Training (Pt.2)

Training is a great way to increase your knowledge base and further your career. Always be open to training oportunities your company may be offering as well as career centres, unions, non-profits and government-related organizations. Also, being trained by other professionals or mentors can really help you succeed. Ask around–there are always leaders around to

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Developing Your Career: Education (Pt.1)

Education is a fundamental element to building and developing a successful career. Many jobs these days require a decent educational background. Even if you don’t have a college or university education there are ways you can learn and get certificates, diplomas or degrees. Doing a quick Google search you will find there are many online

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Developing Your Skills for Career Growth

Developing you skills is fundamentally important for your career growth. We all possess some sort of skillsets–rather it be general or specialized–however we need to stay focused and realize that we continually need to hone our skills. We can build and refine our skillsets by seeking further education or through more experience on-the-job. You also

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Using LinkedIn as a Networking and Outreach tool

LinkedIn is a great tool to connect and build your professional network. Use it to forge amazing and long-lasting relationships–even if only get a few pros who are interested to chat–that is certainly worth your while. It is about the quality of the connect and the way you foster it rather than simply trying to

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Leveraging Your Work Experience (Pt.3)

Experience is an important foundation for a solid career. It is a reflection of the time and effort you put in trying to get better and refining your craft. It is also important to understand what companies are willing to compensate you for your rich job/skills experience. Try actually calling companies to set up a

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Leveraging Your Work Experience (Pt.2)

As you understand the job market more and where you fit in–you will realize how effectively you can leverage your knowledge and experience for better opportunities. It might be a tough thing to do at first but you must assess your experience and skillsets in order to fully comprehend what a company may want from

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Leveraging Your Work Experience (Pt.1)

If you have been in the work force for a while you have skillsets and experience that many companies crave for. However, you must properly leverage your experience in order to fully earn what you are deserving of. You must truly understand what you can offer a company–experience that equates to results and getting the

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Growing Your Global Network

With internet, social media and frequency of travel we truly live in a global village. And in saying that, you have the capabilities and resources to create a powerful global network. It is vitally important to build a consistent network where we can draw ideas from and professional favours. Using Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn you

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Growing Your Career Using Facebook

LinkedIn is often seen as the go-to social networking platform when it comes to professional networking. But how about Facebook? When utilized in a professional and methodical manner it can be a powerful tool in helping you grow and develop your career. Unlike LinkedIn, you can let your guard down and enjoy what social media

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Creating a Career- Development Strategy

Do you have a strategy that outlines your career path and development? You might not believe it is needed, but if you spend some time creating one–things might become a bit clear. Creating a career development strategy isn’t hard. First, what is your overall aim from your current job? Are you building experience in order

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