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Where are your favourite places to look for job opportunities? Pick your top two.

We’ve listed a few and we’d love to hear more specifics, so please feel free to comment on this post.  For example, are Craigslist, LinkedIn and Indeed the places you frequent for job opportunities?

Do You Find it Hard to Unplug During Your Vacation?

Tis the festive season… when we start to wind down, and spend time with friends and family.  It is a pleasure to take time away from the office and unwind, whether we choose to have a stay-cation, or get away from winter and travel further afield.  But do we really do that? Do we really get away from it all? Technology has allowed us to take our office with us.  The impact of technology on our lives, at home and at work, can’t be understated. Work-life balance is very individualized. People are adapting and integrating technology in ways that work for them. So, the question is…

 

Millenials in the Workplace

Managing and motivating millenials in the workplace can leave some older generations with many questions. What makes them tick? What leadership style do they respond to? What are their core values in life? What keeps them engaged at work? As we get to know this youngest generation of workers, here’s a video interview with Simon Sinek below that sheds some light how millenials are perceived in the workplace, how they conduct their lives, and what corporations need to do to shape workplaces for the future.

7 Smart Habits of Successful Job Seekers

Navigating your career in today’s complex job market can be very complex. This infographic below from LinkedIn provides simple tips you can get started on today.

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Job Searching? Watch your Social Media Manners.

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infographic source: Jobvite

Where are the best job opportunities found?

We’ve listed a few and we’d love to hear more specifics, so please feel free to comment on this post.  For example, are Craigslist, LinkedIn and Indeed the places you frequent for job opportunities?

Top McNak blog posts of 2014

Happy new year 2015 written with Sparkling figures

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Reflecting back on the past year, here is a quick snapshot of our three most read blog articles for 2014:

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For your HR toolbox…8 Behavioural Questions You’re Not Asking

A solid perspective from one of our top recruiters, Alana Savage on…Your resume vs. Your LinkedIn Profile

Results (and some photos) from our annual wine auction…GrapeJuice Raises $87,000 for Big Sisters… we’re looking forward to the March 5th, 2015 event!

We’d like take this opportunity to thank you all for taking the time to read, comment and share our articles on the McNak blog.  Happy New Year!

 

Getting Away From it All

bocce instagram efaranoIn the past couple of weeks, like many of you, I’ve been receiving emails related to the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) requiring that I provide consent to continue to receive emails from various organizations.

It is amazing how many email lists I am on that I didn’t even realize. The business email subscriptions that I subscribe to are all valuable to my work life, so I am not unsubscribing to them.

However, the subscriptions attached to my personal email address is starting to get out of control.  Sure, I’ve set filters to some of them, but plain and simple, there are still too many emails. I spent some time one evening recently unsubscribing to various deals sites, retail corporations, social sites, etc. It feels good to get rid of the digital clutter and make way for the important messages I really want to see.

A couple of summers ago, my family did a digital cleanse and we’re doing it again. In mid July, I will put my laptop, smartphone and tablet in another house – so there is no temptation – for just over a week.  We found that the last time we did this experiment, the adults used technology for communication, but the kids used it for entertainment. There are roughly 10 family members sharing the same living space…we are going to re-learn how to communicate, entertain and socialize the old fashioned way. There will be no texting, emailing, instagramming, movie watching etc. There will be a lot of outdoor playtime, parlor games, book reading and great conversations in real life.

I’m looking forward to a week of no digital attachment, and instead, creating more fun memories with close family and friends.

image: Instagram – efarano

Conan O’Brien wants to conquer LinkedIn

Conan O’Brien figures that he has conquered the typical social media sites where celebrities can be followed and liked by their fans on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ . He has millions of people following him on these sites. But now the late night talk show host has set a goal of ‘conquering’ LinkedIn, and becoming a top influencer.

“I don’t know what LinkedIn is” – Conan O’Brien

Last week I put out a connection request to Conan and within a day or two, we’re now a 1st connection on LinkedIn. Try it out. Heck, if anything, it can help extend your network.

Check out Conan’s LinkedIn profile. It is all kinds of awesome.

Here he is talking about his dreams of becoming a LinkedIn “influencer” in this amusing video:

Do You Find it Hard to Unplug During Your Vacation?

laptop on beach

During these glorious warm summer months, and long days of light, it is a pleasure to take time away from the office and unwind. But do we really do that? Do we really get away from it all? Technology has allowed us to take our office with us.  The impact of technology on our lives, at home and at work, can’t be understated. Work-life balance is very individualized. People are adapting and integrating technology in ways that work for them. So, the question is…

photo credit: marylkayoe