In the back of their mind, your interviewer is asking themselves: Why should I hire this person? ( Give you a chance.)

When you’re sitting in front of your interviewer, they’re asking themselves several questions:

  • What will my boss, and the…

Like it or not, and out of your control, before inviting you for an interview employers will scrutinize your digital footprint to see what you leave on social media platforms, online communities, and forums.

Digital footprints are double-edged swords. Not having any social media presence or what can be considered…


Maneuvering social media’s constant hyper-growth can be unnerving. Relevancy changes on whims. The need to respond to current events and stay immersed in the many continually evolving online conversations is why we’re constantly tethered to our smartphone.

24 years after the first recognizable social media site Six Degrees (created in…


Many jobs ago, before social media had yet to become the disrupter it is today, I had dinner with an advertising executive at a downtown Toronto steak house. …


If I were to ask you what’s the purpose of a job interview, you’d probably say something along the lines of, “To show what I can do for the company.”

You’d be right in that your answer implies you’re asking for a chance-you understand an interview is a sales meeting…


A job search has many moving parts; your mindset is the most critical part. Tackling challenges, such as a job search, is easier if you have the right mindset.

Job search success isn’t achieved through wishful thinking — how you wish things to be. Success is achieved by adapting to…


If you don’t ask, you don’t get.

In the 1992 movie Glengarry Glen Ross, Alec Baldwin’s character, Blake, gives a shape-up or ship-out speech to a group of real estate salesmen. He turns over a blackboard on which two sets of letters are written. One set of letters is “ABC.”…


Is it just me who believes we’ve lost our ability to have civil discourse?

Every day, we rely on social media platforms to engage with like-minded people, promote ourselves, our work, and/or business. Unfortunately, the downside of increasing your visibility, especially when you wade into an online discussion with an…


Are You Still Trying to Manage Your Career with an Employee Mindset?

I’ll start with an uncomfortable truth.

For some time now, years before the pandemic, there’s been a fundamental shift in terms of “Employee as a dependent of their employer” towards “Employee as a partner with their employer.” …


Ernest Hemingway — 60 Years Ago — 6 Must-read Articles

Ernest Hemingway (July 21, 1899 — July 2, 1961) was a great American writer — enough said.

The persona Hemingway carefully manufactured can be summed up as an early lesson in personal branding, which often overshadowed his writing skills. …

Nick Kossovan

I write as if I care about the reader’s experience. My words slam into perceptions of reality. I observe. I think. I write—my trying = “ballsy” writing.

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