Redirection: Finding a New Career after 55

What ever happened to Freedom 55? This popular 1989 life insurance ad came with a clear message: “Plan for your retirement today and you’ll be able to leave work at 55!” Much has changed since 1989. Nowadays many Canadians wonder if they will be able to retire at 65 never mind 55. Perhaps you are… Read more

How To Find an Alumni Mentor

This month alumni UBC launched a new online mentorship program. If you are a graduate of UBC or a current student, alumni mentors are available now to connect with you.  This is a powerful way to tap into the collective knowledge, wisdom and experience of your alumni UBC network. What Kind of Assistance Can Mentors Provide?… Read more

Don’t Overlook the Largest Network You Have

Don’t Overlook the Largest Network You Have

This month the alumni UBC 100 campaign drew to a close, bringing an end to our 100th birthday celebrations. In the last century over 325,000 people graduated from the University of British Columbia, and we now have active and engaged alumni groups all over the globe. As a graduate of UBC, the alumni community is… Read more

Four Questions to Drive Your Career Growth

Four Questions to Drive Your Career Growth

Imagine your career like a professional journey. As the traveler, the quality, content and pace of your journey is up to you. In this article, I offer four core questions that will give you a fresh perspective on how taking more ownership of your journey can fuel the growth of your career. To illustrate, I… Read more

How to Make the Case for a Raise

How to Make the Case for a Raise

While there’s not one ‘right way’ to ask for a raise, there are some important considerations that can help your conversation go more smoothly.

How to Leverage the Holiday Season When You are Job Searching

How to Leverage the Holiday Season When You are Job Searching

The holidays can be a frustrating time for a job seeker. With most people focused on celebrating the festive season, you’re not likely to get a job offer or an interview this time of year. But don’t lose heart, there are still plenty of strategies you can use to help your job search. Network, Network,… Read more

The Importance of Recognition

Sometimes we can land in careers that are out of sync with who we really are and what matters to us because we have preconceived notions about what we are supposed to want.

Should You Use a Template for Your Professional Bio?

It might be the most important paragraph (or two) you ever write. Maybe that’s why it’s so hard. Even for the strongest writers, the professional bio presents a real challenge. In the digital age your bio is your calling card, your first chance to capture the attention of potential employers or clients. So it has… Read more

The Power of Your Internal Network

In the mad rush to expand our external networks, we overlook an equally important network: our internal network, the network we build inside our current organization.