Elections and Getting a New Job

It has been a busy week in Canada – we now have anew Prime Minister, and a whole bunch of people arelooking for new career options in Ottawa! Elections are, in fact, our country’s most expensiveinterview process, involving thousands of candidates.Elections are a funny thing – we give the governmentOUR tax dollars, then they tell

Shark Attack! … and other scary things …

Have you ever seen Jaws? Well, I saw the moviebefore a trip to Hawaii. Needless to say, I swam a littlecloser to the shore, and much more slowly (with awhole lot less thrashing about!). It sounds weird – oneday I love swimming in the ocean, then two hours later,thanks to Steven Spielberg, I am not

Lesson 2: What Grocery Shopping and Careers Have In Common

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I was going to sendyou Lesson #2: What Grocery Shopping and Careershave in Common. The time has finally come. Thankyou to many, many of our loyal readers for bringing thisomission to my attention. Also, thank you to those ofyou that sent us your lessons learned in 2005. The“best

2006 Resolutions – which ones will YOU keep?

Only 51 more weeks left in 2006. You could start planning your 2007 New Year celebration — it’s never too early! If you are like most people, you have probably made some New Year resolutions. According to a study commissioned by Carpe Diem, an Australian drink manufacturer, there were approximately 435 million New Year resolutions

How You Can Get Ahead In 2006

I recently drove to our Toronto office in one of the worst snowstorms we have had in the past few years. I was heading there to take part in a new TV show coming out on the Women’s Network. As they say, the show must go on — literally! One of the things I realized

What does Gallop say we should call this season?

I have seen it myself – people are kinder, there is morelaughter, and we become a generous bunch. Whilethere is a general sense of busyness, there is alsolightness in the air. So is the Christmas spirit. Or should I say, so is the “holiday season”? It hasgiven me quite a chuckle – what is this

Howard Stern's Definition of Success

First of all, I realize that you most likely are not a Howard Stern fan. That being said, you can’t deny the success that he has had in the morning radio market. He just signed a $500 million (yes, that is the right number) contract with Sirius Satellite, including a brand new Studio. Sirius is

What needs have you seen?

Last week I asked you — the readers – to write in and share some of your thoughts on what needs you have seen in the market. We had a terrific response, lots of ideas, thoughts, comments, and questions. Thank you for your input! One of the great things about our blog and ezine is

How to Identify New Opportunities the Robot Way

"See the need, fill the need" – this is a quote from the film Robots, which I recently watched with my children. Robots is a fun movie to watch, and Robin Williams stands out as a great voice in this animated feature. In this film the main character, Rodney Copperbottom, is the child of a

What do Elections and Careers have in Common?

Now, I know there are two things we are not “supposed” to discuss -politics and sex. However, I am a bit of a political junkie. While you may not agree with the politicians themselves, the principles they use to get elected can be learned from (at least the ethical ones!) I just watched an interesting