Raising Next Generation Professionals

 A few months ago I had the pleasure of being a part of the Tamil Women at the Top event hosted by the Canadian Tamil Professionals Association. While being inspired by the stories these powerful women shared on the challenges and triumphs they have experienced, I also noticed a common theme amongst some of the attendees. It was about raising …

A Conundrum: Work-life Balance

What is work-life balance in todays world? Does it mean going into work and taking vacations when you want? Perhaps taking paternity leave? Work-life balance is still not well defined in todays society- it can be a dichotomy or a spectrum. Everything about dress-down Fridays, flexible schedules, working from home, etc. all mask the core issue. In a multicultural country, …

Going the Distance

Many professionals have gone the distance and that long commute to work or school can be exhausting for the many who endure it regularly. This issue is exasperated in regions like the Greater Toronto Area where, according to a recent study looking at Ontario’s quality of life and well-being, residents have the longest commute time in the province. What does …

Benefits of Volunteering as Professionals

When we were in high school, we thought about volunteering for various reasons – mainly for community service hours and for building our resumes for an array of applications as we approached our senior year. But, what changes as we become professionals? What’s our incentive to continue to volunteer? How will it help our growth, both professionally and personally? Volunteering …

How to Ace that Interview!

Job interviews are stressful for even the most seasoned of professionals. They make the most confident of people nervous, queasy and nauseous. Perhaps it’s the whole mystery and ambiguity of it all – most people don’t know what to expect, how to prepare, how to act with people they’ve never met or how to set themselves apart from other candidates …

Exercise Advice for the Professional

I can sit here all day lecturing you on the importance of exercise and its role in prolonging longevity and decreasing the risks for diseases – but that’s pretty obvious if you ask me. Though it is quite obvious, there are always obstacles to keeping healthy, just like a fence that is too tall to climb. If you ask any …

6 Personal Abilities That Will Guarantee Results

Success can be defined in different ways by different people. In today’s business environment, there are many ways to make yourself stand out whether it be at work, during presentations or in a personal setting. I have written this blog with the intention to help you as a reader learn the importance of effective communication, staying on target, using your …

The Unconventional Approach to Getting Hired

Let’s face it – we’ve all been through it. You see a great job posting online so you begin preparing your cover letter and tweaking your resume to suit the job description. However, you soon realize that your job application may be one of many received. The hiring manager and/or recruiter may only spend a minute or two glancing over …