How to make LinkedIn your job search partner

How to make LinkedIn your job search partnerThe best approach is to be authentic A reader emailed me the following question: I was an exec at a small oil exploration services company. We closed our doors due to the economy in 2020, and I’ve been trying to pivot since then. I’ve never been on LinkedIn as I was employed for over 30…

Enhance your career by embracing open-source software

Enhance your career by embracing open-source softwareYour leadership in addressing change can only enrich your career Once upon a time, many dismissed open-source software (OSS) as the ugly stepchild of proprietary software packages licensed by major software vendors such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP. No one wanted the phrase open-source on their resume. Today, OSS is widely installed, accepted, and…

Job search tips for today’s business environment

Job search tips for today’s business environmentKeep in mind that today’s businesses are paring down to business-critical functions only M. DeFalco of Winnipeg, MB, emailed me this question: How would you start searching for a job today? Many factors influence a job search, such as the job seeker’s age, location, profession, level of experience, digital footprint, expected starting salary, and if…

10 body language mistakes women leaders make

If a woman wants to be perceived as powerful, credible, and confident, she has to be aware of the nonverbal signals she's sending

10 body language mistakes women leaders makeBe aware of the nonverbal signals you’re sending There are two sets of body language cues that followers look for in leaders: warmth (empathy, likeability, caring) and authority (power, credibility, status). Although I know several leaders of both sexes who do not fit the stereotypes, I’ve also observed that gender differences in body language most…

Nursing grad brings vital skills to the workplace

Nursing grad brings vital skills to the workplaceAn occupational health nurse looks out for the health and well-being of workers Picture a nurse in your mind and you’re likely to see someone in a clinical role, say at a hospital bedside or taking blood pressure in a clinic. But Jodi-Ann Robinson-Perry performs her nursing duties in a manufacturing plant, looking out for…

More questions that will impress your job interviewer

More questions that will impress your job interviewerBy asking the right questions, you create opportunities to explain why you’re the right candidate This column is the second of a two-part series on asking your interviewer questions that’ll impress them, thus setting you apart from your competition. In my last column, I advised job seekers to ask their interviewer my favourite question: How…
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