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It’s February 3rd and as one of your biggest cheerleaders, I don’t want one moment of your precious time and energy these past 31 days to go undocumented. Trust me, taking a moment to slow down and reflect on what has occurred over the last month will save you in the long run when you’re […]

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Interview Tips

3 must do’s in your next video job interview.

From social hours, to online workshops, 1:1’s with your boss and of course, job interviews.If you weren’t in the know before this world pandemic hit, now you know. Video Conferencing is taking over! Organizations are choosing video conferencing for a number of reasons. It allows screen sharing for presentations, builds connection through face to face […]

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Career Advice

What I learned at my first job.

I believe in the power of reflection and learning from my experiences. I was recently asked in an icebreaker, what was your first job? And that got me thinking, what did I learn from that job? I was 13 years old when I started at Tim Hortons; a quintessential ‘first gig’ staple for the average […]

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Career Advice

I used to be so fearful in meetings until I had this epiphany…

Like I highlighted above, I used to be so fearful in meetings; my idea won’t be received, I’m not going to sound smart, maybe I should wait until my thought is fully formed. It took me years before I finally had an epiphany that if everyone in the room felt the way I did, we’d […]

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Career Advice

Why does my career feel like I’m on a treadmill to nowhere?

It’s that feeling of getting all of the things done, checking all of the items off your list and then, nothing happens. This is what career advancement can feel like sometimes; you feel like you’ve already stepped into your next position and yet, no title change. No pay increase. I see you because I’ve been […]

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How-to's

8 questions to inspire and prompt your ‘word of the year’.

Have you ever made it ½ way through the year and thought to yourself, what have I even accomplished this year? What have I been doing with my life? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. I’ve been there. And then I stumbled upon a simple exercise of choosing a word of the year. Sounds […]

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Career Advice

5 actions to raise your confidence before a job interview.

If you’re like me, you sometimes let the stress of an interview take over. Don’t let it get the best of you! Trust me, it’s all in your head. Here are a few actions you can take right now: 1. Release the pressure of perfection. To put it simply, perfect doesn’t exist. Our imperfections are […]

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Interview Tips

And then, I cried.

A person cannot be comfortable without their own approval, said Mark Twain. It was the first true job interview where I REALLY wanted the position. When I initially told my manager I wanted to apply, she shared I wasn’t quite qualified for the role. Weeks went by when she unexpectedly called. I remember taking the […]

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Interview Tips

When I bombed my interview with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Some of the most simple questions seem to be the ones that also catch us off guard. We prepare for these meetings thinking of the tough questions that could be asked and then we forget to consider the most basic ones like, “Why do you want to work here?”. I remember early on in my […]

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Interview Tips

The 3 myths of speaking to failure in a job interview.

While we know that failure is always a possibility, no one ever sets out with the intention to fail. In thinking back on my career to date, one of my greatest leadership failures was my communication with one of my team members. I was intimidated by them. I was always worried about what they thought […]

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