Tag: Career management

How to Email Someone You Haven't Talked To in Forever

Staying in touch with others is like exercising—the longer you don’t do it, the harder it is to get started again. Yet, maintaining a strong and wide network is a key to having a successful career, and the gateway to many valuable opportunities. So what do you do if you want to take advantage of these opportunities, but you’ve fallen out of touch with a former colleague, boss, or classmate? This article will help you make reconnecting with old contacts less awkward and more productive and beneficial for both parties.

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LinkedIn Top 25 Canadian Startups

What makes some startups a ground-breaking success, while others flop? This LinkedIn list explores the achievements and innovations that make Canada’s 2018 top 25 startups stand out from the rest. If you’re looking to test the waters and get involved with Canada’s startup scene, these companies are a great place to start. Job opportunities for each company are linked in the article.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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:

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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).  

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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.
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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.
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