Millennial Pissed at Millennials

Posted on December 22, 2015

Written at: Wired Monk Listening to: Blues on the radio We got lied to, now get over it! We as a generation were lied to! We got told that a university degree would get us hired and that resumes were an amazing tool, we got told we were special and that we could do anything and we got a trophy just for participating. I get that this made some of us disillusioned when we got older and the BA that worked out for our parents didn't do anything ...

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Networking SUCKS but the sandwiches are okay

Posted on December 22, 2015

Listening to: Bastille - Pompeii (Monsieur Adi Remix) Written at: Oxford Second Cup, Decaf was a bad decision, and the wifi is not awesome. Continued at Charlies Bar. The term networking sucks, I’m not sure when I started to understand “networking”, but I can tell you what I used to think about it. The term networking always carried such pomp. It conjured a mental image of some large, uncomfortable place setting where I wouldn't be ...

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Essential Tools

Posted on December 22, 2015

Alright so these are some of the basics that you should start using to make yourself more effective at networking and information gathering while job hunting and even after. Tools:  Digital Twitter: Collect info, find people, find events, judge organizational fit and possible networking targets. In 140 characters you can learn a lot as people are often times more honest during a shorter exposure. You can see a mixed stream of who the person ...

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Don’t Get an MBA, Go Network

Posted on December 22, 2015

Last week I had the pleasure of going to a Halifax Fusion networking event. It was designed to reach out to students and give them the chance to listen to some amazing speakers. While a lot of what they said was excellent, there was one piece of advice that really stuck out for me. It was something that I’ve always privately thought, but I’d never heard the words said out loud before. The advice was this: Don’t go and get an MBA. Now ...

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Anatomy of a Coffee Meeting

Posted on December 22, 2015

I had a friend recently admit that he is looking at asking someone for a cup of coffee as he is trying to find a work-term option. The only issue is that he has never actively networked into a position. Sure he has gotten a job from a friend but that is really different from the process of asking someone to informally network with you and straight up ask for help. The other side This got me to thinking the first time some asked me for a cup of ...

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