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This year has brought a wave of updated editions of some job hunting titles that job seekers have found useful in the past. Check out a few of these titles that have been updated in the past year: Resume writing: Job hunting and vocational guidance: Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2013 at Career and Job Search Help Blog
The holidays are my favorite time of year - a chance to catch up with family and friends. And of course there is the shopping. While many people are still shopping in stores, many have chosen to avoid the crowds and do it all on-line. No matter where you shop,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at Business & Personal Finance
This is one of my favorite times of the year. December always brings lists - the best of.. to remind us of all the good things that we have enjoyed this past year - movies, television shows, music, and best of all books. Librarians like to celebrate with publishers, titles... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2013 at Business & Personal Finance
November is Financial Literacy Month. It is a campaign done yearly to educate everyone on how to become better at managing and taking control of your financial future. This includes children, who learn from observing their parents and siblings. Want to learn more about how to help your children become... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2013 at Business & Personal Finance
Thank you all for the spirited discussion over the future of Sears. I think we can all agree that the face of retailing in Canada is rapidly changing. I am interested in seeing what comes next in this story.
Toggle Commented Nov 11, 2013 on Sears reboots at Business & Personal Finance
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It's the end of an era - Sears Canada announced recently that it will be closing some of its famous locations after Christmas. Those locations include the Toronto flagship store at the Eaton Centre. Sears, like many other large retailers is facing the ever changing retail landscape being affected by... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2013 at Business & Personal Finance
It's a list I look for every year. For the past 15 years, the best and brightest employers in Canada have been named. Each fall, Mediacorp Canada, announces the winners of this competition. More than just a mere list, the editorial board explains with each corporate entry, what is so... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2013 at Career and Job Search Help Blog
It's very true, that there are few people who don't enjoy a good story. But being able to tell a good story is another matter. Very few people think of storytelling in the context of running a business, but relating an experience can link your colleagues to a concept more... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at Business & Personal Finance
The term "white knight" has been in the news a lot lately, with the collapse of Blackberry. A white knight, as defined by Investopedia is "the "savior" of a company in the midst of a hostile takeover". Many times company officials seek out such a party to preserve their core... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at Business & Personal Finance
You have not one, but two opportunities to hear Globe and Mail columnist and author Rob Carrick speak on the topic dearest to most of us - your money. Plan now to attend either one of the sessions he is giving tomorrow, October 3, 2013. He will be presenting programs... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2013 at Business & Personal Finance
Time magazine has called it "one of the all-time 100 best non-fiction books". The Center for the Book, Library of Congress calls it "one of the 25 books that have shaped reader's lives". What book are they referring to? What Color is Your Parachute, which recently published its 2014 edition,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2013 at Career and Job Search Help Blog
It's hard to believe that five years ago this month, many of the world's economic systems were shaken to their cores, triggered by the bankruptcy filing of Wall Street investment bank Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.. Five years after the fact, many of the world's countries are struggling to regain economic... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2013 at Business & Personal Finance
Fall is just around the corner and that means another chance to join Business Inc - a program sponsored by the City of Toronto, Toronto Business Development Centre and the Toronto Public Library. This program is an 8 week course that takes you through all aspects of starting a business.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2013 at Business & Personal Finance
My daughter is embarking to university in the fall. Unlike her older siblings, she has a firm eye on what she wants to major in. She wants to pursue a career in visual art - specifically studio art - to use as a base to a future career in art... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2013 at Career and Job Search Help Blog
This time of year has always been my favorite - and not because summer vacation is right around the corner. A few of our venerable business magazines, around this time of the year, publish special issues of their magazines, ranking a large number of Canadian companies. Why should this be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2013 at Business & Personal Finance
Businesses and organizations large and small have embraced almost every type of social media, using various products in ways that perhaps their creators never imagined, to promote or build their business. One of the fastest growing methods of financing for companies and non-profits is crowdfunding. If you are not familiar... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2013 at Business & Personal Finance
In the brave new world of job hunting and social media's increasing role in screening job applicants, it has become essential to develop your own brand. So what is that? I know product brands - like Apple and Hershey's, but what is a personal brand? Personal branding, according to Meredith... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2013 at Career and Job Search Help Blog
The Business Department at North York Central Library has a law collection that includes loose leaf publications that cover a variety of areas of law. Loose leaf publications are updated on a continual basis so that the information stays more current than a book. Many of these publications are geared... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2013 at North York Central Library Blog
Ok. The television season is over and all of your favorite shows are either in reruns or have been replaced with summer reality shows. Why not come to the library and check out a few business DVDs to prevent your brain from turning into mush this summer? Many are thought... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2013 at Business & Personal Finance
The July 1 weekend is around the corner, and for many it marks the beginning of the vacation season. If you are planning a long drive, why not pick up a few audio books to listen to in the car? Many classic business titles that you just never had time... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2013 at Business & Personal Finance
The winner of the 28th annual National Business Book Awards was recently announced. Chrystia Freeland was honored for her book Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-rich and the Fall of Everyone Else. The author, who is a columnist for the Globe and Mail, as well as editor of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2013 at Business & Personal Finance
For many job seekers, social media has become THE place to search for a job, as well as promote yourself so potential employers can "discover" you. I came across a couple of interesting posts the other day that promoted a social media tool that I would never have thought would... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2013 at Career and Job Search Help Blog
Technology is moving us quickly in directions we never dreamt of. Starting a company is a challenge, but starting a company on based on a technology breakthrough and trying to stay ahead of the game provides an even bigger challenge. If your dream is starting such a company, then join... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2013 at Business & Personal Finance
The Asia Pacific area has increasingly become the largest area of the world that Canada does business with. The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, based on Statistics Canada data, reports that China continues to be one of Canada's biggest export and import partners. China (including Hong Kong), Japan and South... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at North York Central Library Blog
With the final tax filing deadline just a day away, many people are rushing to get the job done. The majority of returns are being submitted electronically with EFILE and NETFILE. In an April 19 news release, the Canada Revenue Agency reported that they had received almost 79% of returns... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2013 at Business & Personal Finance