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3 Ways to Make Your Summer Better At Work
3 Ways to Make Summer Even Better DearFriend,It is officially summer, as the Northern hemisphere celebrated the Summer Solstice on[...]
How this simple law of physics can boost your career
Use this simple law of physicsto boost your career! Dear All Whew! Where has the summer gone!? Since it is almost[...]
Six smart strategies on how to make the best first impression
Make the best first impression at work! Dear All One of the highlights of being a career coach is when someone[...]
How to Stay Confident During Your Job Search
How to Stay Confident During Your Job Search - Even When Things Aren't Going Your Way DearFriend,We talk a lot[...]
Learn how summer can boost your career!
Learn how summer can boostyour career! Dear All I hope you are enjoying your summer! Whether you like to spend your[...]
Let Springtime be a Time of Renewal for Your Career
Let Springtime be a Time of Renewal for Your Career DearFriend,Whew! What a winter! Didn’t it just seem to last[...]
Learn the secrets of how to get along with your boss
Learn the 4 Secrets of How To Get Along With Any Boss! Dear All I know what you're thinking! Shirin --[...]
Get your career on track before it goes off the rails
Are you worried that your career is headed off the rails? Here's how to get it back on track. Dear[...]
How to Get Out of Your Career Rut
How To Get Out Of Your Career Rut DearFriend,Everybody hits plateaus in their career from time to time. Sometimes these[...]
Learn how to heat up your career this winter!
Want to stay warm this winter? Investing in your career can really heat things up! Dear All,How are you staying[...]
Attention Students: It’s Time to Start Job Searching
Attention Students: It's Time to Start Job Searching DearFriend,Last week I wrote to you about how you can transition into[...]
Is it too late to make a change?
It's never too early or too late for your More Happy Mondays. Make 2017 your best year yet! Dear All,Are[...]
Encouragement for the Mature Job Seeker
Encouragement for the Mature Job Seeker DearFriend,What's holding you back from going after your (next) dream job? People have all[...]
Did you change your clocks? Now change your career!
Spark change in your career with your extra hour today! Dear All,Did you enjoy the extra hour of sleep this[...]
Spring Cleaning for Your Job Search
Spring Cleaning for Your Job Search DearFriend,It finally feels like it’s time to put away that winter coat! The birds[...]
How to find a career that fits in a new city, province or country!
How to find a career that fits in a new city, province or country! Dear All,Have you always dreamed of moving[...]
Is Becoming An Independent Contractor a Smart Move?
Is Becoming An Independent Contractor a Smart Move? DearFriend,Once upon a time, those who had difficulty landing a salaried job[...]
How Halloween can help you with your career!
Happy Halloween! Tonight is the night to transform. What will you be? Dear All,Do you remember the magic of Halloween[...]
The Dreaded Job Interview & How Not To Dread It
The Dreaded Interview & How Not To Dread It DearFriend,Certainly one of the most nerve wracking aspects of any job[...]
Change your Career with this Powerful Practice
Change your Career with a Powerful Practice of Gratitude Dear All,Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you've spent the weekend with[...]
When to Quit Your Day Job
When to Quit Your Day Job DearFriend,Do you wake up in the morning stressed out about having to go to[...]
Want More From Work – Just Ask
Want More From Your Work? Just Ask! DearFriend,Where do you want to go from here? If your current job isn’t[...]
Are you still making the same career mistakes?
Are you still making the same career mistakes? Find out how to move on from your past to a brighter[...]
Turn your hobby into a full time career!
Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Find out how to take your hobby andmake it a career! Dear All,Are you feeling[...]
Fall in Love with Your Career
Fall in Love with Your Career! DearFriend,With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I thought I’d take the time to write to[...]
Is it time to FALL for a new career?
Make a change and show your true colours! Dear All, Isn't Fall such an inspiring time of the year?Suddenly the[...]
How to support your loved one with a career challenge
How to best support a loved one when they are struggling with their career. Dear All,Are you supporting someone in[...]
Turn your career dreams into a reality!
Why having a career dream is a good thing! Dear All,What was your career dream?People who are unhappy or unsatisfied[...]
How to Rock Your Next Job Interview
How to Rock Your Next Job Interview DearFriend,You’ve done it! You’ve identified your passions. You’ve created a stellar resume. You’ve[...]
Should YOU go back to school to change your career?
Should you go back to school to change your career? Dear All,Watching the class of 2016 make their way back[...]
Are you making these job search mistakes?
Avoid the most common job search mistakes. Dear AllLooking for work can feel like a demanding job. Checking job boards, writing[...]
Make 2018 the Year You Find Your Passion!
Make 2018 the Year You Find Your Passion! DearFriend,Hello and Happy New Year! Are you excited about what the next[...]
Feeling Lost and Directionless?
Feeling lost and directionless? Dear All,At the start of a career or after achieving key milestones, it is common to[...]
How Pokémon Go can help you with your Career.
How Pokémon Go can help you with your career. Dear All,Have you been playing Pokémon Go and picking up valuable[...]
Happy Holidays to our Friends and Clients!
DearFriend,Good morning! In the spirit of the festive season, I just wanted to take the time to wish all our[...]
No Time to Make a Career Change?
No time to make a career change? Dear All,How long have you been thinking about changing your job or career? We[...]
Confused about career change?
Change your career. Do it your way. Dear All,How do you enter a cool swimming pool?Do you dip a toe[...]
No time to go back to school? Try this, instead.
No time to go back to school? Try this, instead. Dear All,Are you thinking about going back to school to[...]
How To Boost Your Security In The New Gig Economy
How to Boost Your Security in the Gig Economy DearFriend,For most people, the days of working for a company for[...]
Know What You Want And Go After It!
Know What You Want And Go After It! DearFriend, What do you want out of life? What do you want[...]
Why an online assessment isn’t the same as a coach in your corner
Why career assessments are just one piece of solving your career challenge... Dear All,Have you tried taking an online assessment,[...]
Find out why most people leave their jobs
Summer - the perfect time to recharge Dear All,Summer is one of the best times to slow down and take[...]
Making a Courageous Career Change
Making a Courageous Career Change DearFriend,What do Deepak Chopra, Maynard Webb and Suze Orman all have in common? Answer: They[...]
Unpaid Work as a Path to Paid Work?
Unpaid Work as a Path to Paid Work? DearFriend, I know this is going to sound counterintuitive, but sometimes the[...]
Why being TERMINATED isn’t the end of your career
Being fired doesn't mean your career is over: find the positives for your career! Dear All,Being terminated from a job can[...]
Does Your Resume Showcase Your Personal Brand?
Does Your Resume Showcase Your Personal Brand? DearFriend,The last few weeks have been very exciting here at Careers By Design![...]
How to use your age to your strategic advantage
Is your age impacting your ability to land the right job? Dear All,Have you lost out on an opportunity because[...]
Face Your Fear (& Boost Your Career)
Face Your Fears! DearFriend, Boo! Did I scare you? Since tomorrow is Halloween, I thought I'd write to you a[...]
Get the skills to give awesome interviews
Worried your interview skills aren't what they could be? Dear Friend,How do your interview skills stack up?Interviewing can be, for[...]
Volunteering – How to Get Ahead by Giving Back
Want a fun and rewarding networking alternative? Try volunteering! Dear Friend,Networking: few people enjoy it, but it is necessary for[...]
Are you ready for the FREEDOM of the evolving workplace?
Workplaces are changing: are you ready for the freedom? Dear Friend,Do you enjoy working in a cubicle?Is your commute longer[...]
How to level up your job search!
Level Up Your Job Search! DearFriend, If you are unemployed - or simply not satisfied in your present job -[...]
Why Giving Thanks Is Good For Your Career
Why Giving Thanks Is Good For Your Career! DearFriend, Another Thanksgiving weekend has come and almost gone. No matter how[...]
And the #1 reason you haven’t changed careers yet is…
Fear is the #1 thing that is keeping you from your Happy Mondays Dear Friend,Many people dream of More Happy[...]
How much would you pay for More Happy Mondays?
What's the price of happiness at work? Dear Friend,Are you happy at work? A recent Globe and Mail article explored[...]
How to be happier at work, even if you’re not (yet) in your dream job
How to be happier at work - even if you're not (yet) working in your dream job! DearFriend, If you[...]
Do your job search skills measure up?
It's time for a job search "check up"! Dear Friend, A good job search involves many parts: a good resume,[...]
How to ‘level up’ your career!
Time to level up your career. Learn how to play the game! Dear Friend,Ever feel like you are stuck, repeating the[...]
Is your social media presence helping or hurting your career?
Is your social media presence helping or hurting your career? Dear Friend, If you're actively out there job searching, you've got[...]
Time for a change? (Take our quiz)
Time to spring-clean your career! Spring is officially here, which means it's time for new growth, new connections and plenty[...]
Are you at a career crossroads – is it time for a change of course?
Career Crossroads?Is it time for a change of course? Dear Friend,Congratulations! You’ve successfully survived the first week of the school year. Perhaps[...]
Improve your odds of getting the right job!
Looking for work? Improve your odds of getting that plum position. Dear Friend Have you sent out a few (dozen) resumés,[...]