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Ever had butterflies in your stomach? Maybe it was before a speech or a job interview. Maybe, your voice got shaky. Or, your heart pounded so hard you wondered if you were having a heart attack. Or worse, the answer you diligently practiced for this specific interview question just mysteriously evaporated and you stood wordless in front of the hiring manager. Not to worry, you are not alone. Millions of adults battle with speech or...
Tell us if you think any of the following people are cowards. Alexander the Great. Mahatma Gandhi. Martin Luther King Jr.  Rosa Parks. George Washington. Muhammad Ali. Amelia Earhart.  “Coward” may be the furthest word from your mind to describe these people? How about, “courage”? It certainly took courage for them to accomplish all they did. Does this mean they were actually fearless though?...
If you've ever found yourself competing for opportunities in the job market, you would agree that landing a job can be so damn HARD! Let’s not even get started on the number of hours we spend on processes that lead to a dead end. Remember how much effort it took you to prepare those resumes and cover letters that weren't even acknowledged? Or how you never heard back from the recruitment team?  [Related: How to Write A...
In the past, the only things we needed to study were books, notebooks and a pencil. Today, technology has influenced every single industry, including education. If we take a look back, we’ll notice the magnitude of the change in education over the years. These days, most classrooms are tech-equipped. Students have several tools to help them improve their knowledge, including computers, tablets, artificial intelligence, and...
Imagine what it’d  be like to get paid to have fun. Yes, that fun thing you like doing, imagine getting paid to do it. Imagine not counting down to the weekend, but instead being excited for Mondays. Seems far fetched and too good to be true? The reality is, many people don’t feel that way about Mondays. It’s actually pretty normal for many. But, it shouldn’t be. Most people choose their career not...
The Problem Do you feel as if you lose money faster than you make it? Do you spend money on pretty much whatever you want but your savings account is...well, nonexistent? Are you a bit anxious about your financial stability now, and in the years to come? Do you simply appreciate living an organized life, but just can’t seem to organize your finances? If your answer is no to all the above questions, congratulations! You...
The education industry was one of the most affected by the pandemic. Schools had to completely transform their methods almost overnight, with little to no preparation and low budgets. The adoption of new technologies became a necessity. Here is how the virus accelerated the impact of tech on the sector.  Online Learning When the pandemic hit back in March 2020, the education industry had to solve the problem of how to keep...
‘Adulting’ is often used to describe meeting the demands of being an independent grown-up. You know, things like paying bills, running errands, cooking, etc. Basically it’s meeting all the responsibilities in our lives. The center in all the chaos of living an adult life is employment. It not only pays the bills but, it can also give us a certain level of fulfillment in society. But our lives shouldn’t  revolve...
Do you find yourself  dreading  your morning commute? And even if you can work from home, are you still dreading “going to work”? Do you watch the clock at your office until your shift is finally over? If this scenario sounds relatable, you may be interested in switching to a career path that allows you to explore your passions. And even if you don’t have a college...
 No degree? No problem!! A lack of a degree shouldn't stop you from creating your resume and applying for prospective jobs. Even though employers historically have preferred candidates with college degrees, more and more employers are understanding that degrees don’t guarantee skills. They are valuing experience and other soft skills. There are a few ways you can set your resume apart and get selected for your desired job over...
Do you have the jitters because of an upcoming job interview? Most people do since, they don’t know what questions will be asked by the interviewer.  Zig Ziglar once said “success occurs when opportunity meets preparation”. A job interview is one of many opportunities that can lead to success. Preparation increases the likelihood of being selected. So say goodbye to pre-job-interview jitters and nightmares. Here are...
Many people have gotten new career opportunities as a result of networking. And you can too, whether you have a degree or not. Sixty percent of people surveyed by the Canadian Networking Survey reported that networking helped them find new clients, referrals or job opportunities.  Nowadays you no longer have to wait for networking events because there are many platforms online that allow you to network in the comfort...
If you've had your eye on a sweet, high paying job in the information technology field but felt like it would be hard to land one without a degree, you've come to the right place!     We've had multiple guests on the  NoDegree  podcast  that are just like you.  T hey don’t have college degrees but still landed great jobs in the IT industry. And  in some cases, they didn't have a...
Data, data, data. Over the years, we have witnessed how this four-letter word has upended industries on a global scale. With the emergence of the pandemic, data has been catapulted at the forefront of the economy in a matter of weeks. Where data was once just a tool to move businesses forward, it has now become the business—a force that’s become so indispensable, companies are scrambling for individuals who can wield it expertly...
Women have faced a long history of being held back in the workplace. Today, however, we are faced with the opportunity to be thought leaders and innovators across all fields. This is not to suggest the barriers are gone; only that those before us have strengthened us to a degree where we can take those barriers on. Here are a few tips for women with big dreams and the will to get them done:    Recognize (and Believe) Your...
  Some of the most successful people have interesting twists in their career path. They strive for greatness and commit to meaningful growth. They may not aim to be the CEO but they somehow become irreplaceable. This article is for those people who desire to have a career progression like Sunder Pichai (CEO of Alphabet/Google) or Satya Nadella (CEO of Microsoft). This is not for those who want to rise just for the sake of moving up....
According to the Canadian Networking Survey, 60% of people say that networking has helped them find new clients, referrals, and job opportunities. Understand that networking is all about talking to people, making connections, and developing long term relationships for mutual gain. Allow me to explain it in simple words. How does networking make you productive? At work, networking can increase productivity. It facilitates...
So you want to start a podcast? What microphone do you get? Where do you host your podcast? How much does it cost? What can you use to edit? These are probably some of the questions that you have. It isn't too difficult to get started. It may seem overwhelming but don't worry. It sounds harder than it is. At it's core, you don't really need much. There are people who record their podcasts on their phones. So the fact that you are...
       Security guards are responsible for acting as the eyes and ears that monitor buildings and other areas to protect against disturbances, alarms, trespassers, theft, and violence. Businesses and institutions small and large count on security guards as their first line of defense against incidents which can impact staff and customer safety. Guards can be employed by office buildings, stores, restaurants and clubs,...
Do you have an interview coming up?   Congrats!   98% of job seekers are rejected before the first interview. How will you prepare for it? A job opening, on average, receives 250 applications. 98% of those applicants are rejected. This means that 245 out of 250 hypothetical applicants will not be considered beyond the resumé stage. 4 out of the 5 remaining candidates will get rejected during the...
     Its tax time! Many people’s favorite time of year….some people, not so much. All depending on if you owe taxes or if you will receive a refund. Taxes may seem very confusing but it’s rather simple once you understand how it works. I will break down why you receive a refund, why you might owe taxes, how to prevent owing, and easy and cheap ways to file your 2018 tax returns. In the United States...
Description      Welders utilize heat to weld or join different types of metals together. There are different techniques to do so and welders choose the best techniques for the situation. TIG, MIG or Arc welding are some techniques used to weld metals together. Welders also monitor, adjust and maintain welding equipment. Welders work with molten metal and use welding machines to assist them in their line of work....
A glazier is a person who installs, removes, or repairs glass. Glaziers work on cutting, installing, and repairing glass in all types of environments. Glaziers install glass in window frames and other surfaces. They work in stores, residential homes, commercial buildings, museums, and other environments. They have to follow specific blueprints for each job. The work includes driving specific trucks that can transport glass, fabricating...
     So, you’ve done it! After many long weeks searching for jobs, applying to as many as humanly possible, or at least the ones you felt would be a good fit for you and the company, going through several rounds of interviews, you have finally received an offer (or several). Now what should you do? The salary may not be as high as you hoped but it is more than your current salary. You don’t have as many...
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