The so-called “gig economy” has been in the news a lot. The rise of short-term contracts (freelancers, consultants, contractors) in the work landscape has been facilitated by technological advances and freelancer websites proliferating on the internet. The software company Intuit believes that as much as 45% of Canadians will be self-employed by 2020 and has … Read More »
We’ve all heard the old adage, “never stop learning”. But although many people attend college or university, seldom few set foot in a classroom again after their mid-twenties when they graduate.
Yet, lifelong learning is extremely important, particularly for senior level professionals and adults. There are three main reasons why continued learning is imperative:
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Developing a healthy network of contacts is critical to entrepreneurial success, and yet for many people – particularly the less extroverted types – it is the most daunting part of starting a business. It can be even more intimidating in situations with lots of people, like at a business conference.
But the art of networking … Read More »
Engineering is continuing its upward shift through technological advancement, scientific findings, and computing expertise, guaranteeing engineers continual employment and keeping the market competitive for employers looking to hire top talent.
This high demand for engineers is forcing companies to work hard to establish specific hiring goals in order to find their “perfect match” for a competitive … Read More »
There are few things that feel worse than failing an important task at your job. Yet, everyone makes mistakes at one time or another. The key to success isn’t by never failing; it’s by learning how to effectively work through failure when it happens.
Overcoming failure can be achieved by implementing a few key strategies:
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