I don't want to speak for everyone, but as a recent graduate, I spend more time on LinkedIn than on any other social media site. It is a hub for young and experienced professionals alike, to both stay informed about world news as well as about industries, professions, organizations and people. It can also be … Continue reading How to Polish Up Your LinkedIn Right After Graduation
This week's graduate graduated 2 years ago with an Honour's Bachelor of Commerce from a recognized university. He's an outgoing, relationship-oriented self-starter with a passion for action. That's why his role as 'Retail Sales Leader' at a leading pet food CPG company is perfect for him. Did something above resonate with you? Read on to … Continue reading In Conversation With…A ‘Retail Sales Leader’
All work and no play makes The Struggling Graduate a Dull Graduate. Let's be honest: when you first graduate, it can be practically impossible to save money. Any disposable income you may have will most likely go to entertainment with friends, whereas the biggest chunk of your pay check makes a smooth transition from your … Continue reading Tips for Travelling on a Budget
Ambition is a great thing. It's the fire inside of us that pushes us to persevere and gives purpose to our lives. Having a goal that we're striving for is often a great way of not 'sweating the small stuff' and remaining focused on the big picture. If you want to see ambition at its … Continue reading Do You Work to Live or Live to Work?
I recently caught up with a friend who I studied with during a semester abroad in Norway. (Side note: if you're thinking of moving abroad or applying for a master's abroad, I vlogged my experience here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuimTReUJ38&t=50s) This friend had moved to Toronto almost a year ago for a permanent job position, knowing practically no … Continue reading How To Meet People in a New City
If you're anything like me, you'll feel like time is one of the worst things you can waste (except for water, of course #teamsavethewater). I like to think I've learned to be more relaxed nowadays, but once upon a time, idle time would drive me mad. If I were waiting too long in a doctor's … Continue reading Make the Most Out of Your Commute
If you ask a successful person what they think they lack most, many will admit 'time'. It's hard to disagree - many of us who work full-time work weeks but strive to do or have it all can confess to sometimes having no idea how to fit everything in. If we break a week down … Continue reading How To: ‘Nine to Five and Have a Life’
Imagine this: You've gotten a job offer. Perhaps it's your first real job out of university, or it's a position that you've been wanting for a long time, or it's a role you never thought you'd get. You've celebrated, formally accepted the offer, signed the letter and given your two weeks. You're beyond excited to … Continue reading Are you facing ‘Imposter Syndrome’ at Your New Job?
This blog has discussed the cons of graduating one too many times; post-grad depression, student loans, losing the student discount at your favourite clothing stores. But what about the perks? After twenty or more years of being a student, you finally get to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Here is everything right with no … Continue reading Everything Right with No Longer Being a Student
"I have to admit that I am a struggling graduate. But long before that, I was a struggling student. When I started university, I didn't have a smart phone like all my friends; I was using my aunt's old flip phone. I didn't have internet at home, so I would often stay overnight at the … Continue reading Anonymous TGD #1: The Resourceful Fighter