Posts By Laura Machan

Bob McDonald

How to find a great job inspired by CBC’s Bob McDonald

The University of Alberta gave out some honourary degrees last week and Bob McDonald, the host of CBC’s Quirks and Quarks was one of the recipients. He was recognized for is efforts to bring scientific ...

Commute, Humour, Laura Machan

Let’s fix the commute

Lots of people think about changing jobs because of their commute. Maybe if, as commuters, we had a little more awareness, it would not be such a big deal.

Career

Fix your Career by the New Year: It’s just around the corner.

Halloween is over and the rush to the end of the year has begun. Things are going to get busy….really soon. If you have career goals that are still hanging out there, this is the ...

Job Change

Job Change Prescription

If you are thinking about making a job change, consider the old adage: fish where the fish are. What is it that you want to do next and where are the people who are doing ...

Career Advice, Laura Machan, Commuting

Fix your Career while you Commute

Yesterday on the train, I looked up and down the rows of seats and everyone, I mean, everyone was staring at their phone with headphones on. It’s a great time to catch up on the ...

Sears

12,000 Sears Employees: How to get a new job

We learned this week that Sears is going to close all of its Canadian stores. This will impact not only the 12,000 people who work there but their families too.

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The Audacious Resume: A Recruiter’s Perspective

Would you describe your resume as bold or gutsy?

job

Best time to find a GREAT job is when you have a GREAT job

I had an interesting situation this week. One of my candidates, who had been on a long and successful interview journey, ended up with several job offers in his inbox.

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Want to Advance your Career? Stop Eating at your Desk.

It is easy to get in to the habit of eating at your desk. It seems like you are squishing in some extra work and looking super productive.

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Skype Interview – mastering a job search skill

This week has been interesting. I met a lot of people – about half in person and the other half virtually on a Skype interview.

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