Tag: Career management

How Do I Ask Future Employers for a Raise?

Source: Themuse.com

Dear Recruiter,

I have worked for a large non-profit for roughly five years in a management role. I have quickly moved up the ranks, having been promoted three times during my tenure here. While I love the organization I work for, I've reached a point in my life in which I can no longer afford to stay.


Book and Movie List for Finance Professionals

The world of finance has gone through many great challenges and crises in the modern history, which plenty of authors have written about. This finance book and movie list is recommended by Tracey McVicar, one of UBC Sauder's faculty advisory board members who is currently the Managing Partner at CAI Capital Management Co.


The Birkman Method Assesment for UBC Sauder Alumni

The Birkman Method is the only assessment that measures an individual’s underlying Needs, which, when fulfilled, provide the comfort and motivation for you to be productive and satisfied in your career and life by combining behavioural and occupational data into one assessement.  The Birkman Method is distinct because it taps into what an individual believes about “most people” around them, providing a unique glimpse into your perception of both yourself and others.  There are many factors that affect a person’s career performance and satisfaction.


Free Online Finance Courses for UBC Sauder Alumni - Corporate Finance Institute

UBC Sauder alumni can get free access to the following finance courses:


Making It Work! Best Practices for Managing Maternity Leaves

Women make up approximately 50% of Canada’s labour force. Of the working women who do become mothers, 90% will take a maternity leave. However, 36% of new mothers feel that taking maternity leave negatively impacts their opportunity for promotions, career development and career progression.

This webinar is for anyone who employs, leads, manages, trains, coaches or otherwise supports mothers in the workplace, including adoptive, pregnant and parenting women.

Key Takeaways:


Pitfalls in Negotiating Employment Contracts

Knowledge is power! Written employment agreements are primarily designed to limit the employer’s liability if it decides to end the relationship as well as minimize the impact of your departure on its business. This webinar is for anyone who is in an employment relationship or will be in the future. Understanding your rights in the workplace is not simply a good idea, it is essential. Even if you have already signed a contract, we will help you understand how you can negotiate a better one in the future (once you get that promotion or move on to the next employer).  


Career Happiness: Practical strategies to professional flourishing

This webinar will break through career happiness myths and share some practical (and fun) ways to discover what is central to professional flourishing.

5 Things you need to know to retire early

In this webinar, you learn about the challenges people face when working to retire early, and five quick – but key – tips on getting to your favorite spot on the beach as quickly as possible after having left a legacy in your career.

4 Questions that'll help you decide if you should relocate for work

The Muse
Author: Kat Boogaard

So, you’re considering relocating for a job. Whether your current employer wants to send you off to a new location or you’re debating accepting an opportunity with a brand new company, you’re weighing your options when it comes to packing up your life and heading off to uncharted territory. Identifying the pros and cons of relocation can leave you tossing and turning at night. Here are four questions to ask yourself before making the move.


How to use your LinkedIn profile to power a career transition

Harvard Business Review
Author: Jane Heifetz

We all know the power of LinkedIn for job hunting and networking. But how do we use it to help change careers—to make sure we’re found by the right recruiters, hiring managers, colleagues—not ones from our past, but from our future careers? You can start by focusing your profile on your new career direction, just as you’ve tailored your resume to specific jobs. In both cases, you highlight your most relevant experiences and minimize or omit the rest. Here’s how to do that on LinkedIn.


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