By Category: Date:March 23, 2016

10 Hints That It’s Time to Resign

**This article has been featured in the Huffington Post. The idea of changing jobs may have crossed your mind before, as it crosses the minds of many on this planet… I have to admit that it crossed my mind numerous times throughout my corporate career, but I only had the guts to resign twice. Nevertheless, the universe also took charge of things on my behalf (thank God), which turned out to be the most significant turning points in my career – once, I was dismissed at the end of a job’s probation period, and another time, I was made redundant during the oil &... View Article

By Category: Date:March 2, 2016

How Getting Laid Off During the Oil & Gas Crisis Changed my Life

If you own a car, you’re probably a happy camper when filling up your tank these days, as it’s a significantly cheaper experience than it was a year and a half ago. Perhaps you can treat yourself to a nice venti latte & rockslide brownie (guess where I’m sitting while writing this?) with the leftover money that you would have otherwise spent on a full tank. Isn’t life beautiful? Depends whom you ask. With the drop in oil prices also came a significant drop in jobs. And guess what? I was part of that drop. My Job in the Oil &... View Article

By Category: Date:January 19, 2016

Welcome to the Self-Employment Era

You may have noticed a rise in entrepreneurship, self-employment, and freelancing lately. It’s not uncommon to sip on your coffee at Starbucks and overhear a business meeting or observe young professionals vividly finishing up projects on their laptops. It’s exciting to see more and more people switching careers at any age and earning great money while pursuing their passions. Generation Y Surveys show that a big percentage of Generation Y (born between the early 1980’s – 2000’s) would choose work flexibility over pay, and would prefer to be self-employed rather than follow strict rules in a corporation. It’s estimated that by 2020,... View Article