Cultural Intelligence in the Workplace: Tips for thriving in a multicultural work environment

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2020 20:38:23 +0000

Very often when I talk about Cultural Intelligence (CQ), the initial reaction is wide-eyed confusion. What’s that? Is that even a thing? Tell me more! The concept is often ‘foreign’ to a number of immigrant professionals. As an immigrant professional myself, I had my days of never having heard of the term, to hearing about […]

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The importance of soft skills in the workplace

Credit to Author: Murali Murthy| Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 21:56:32 +0000

Soft skills in the workplace are important at every level and everyone can benefit from working on them, from students to newcomers to well-placed professionals. When applying for a job or a promotion, your soft skills are as important as the hard skills i.e., the skill you need to achieve success on the job. As […]

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Learn to maximize your potential. At work. In life.

Credit to Author: Murali Murthy| Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 23:33:50 +0000

Successful people in life and at the workplace are those who can maximize their potential each and every single day. We live in a culture of achievement and success. Learning to maximize your potential is simple once you understand the proper way to approach it. By following certain steps, you can make each and every […]

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Free courses to help newcomers improve communications skills

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2019 18:00:11 +0000

Would you like to increase your confidence in using English in your workplace? Want to improve your interviewing and networking skills and make connections? Interested in understanding technology workplaces in Ontario? Georgian college is offering free courses for permanent residents and protected persons, beginning in Fall 2019. Workplace Communication Skills for Professional Managers, a blended […]

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10 soft skills that can help you get ahead

Credit to Author: Murali Murthy| Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:38:41 +0000

Beyond great credentials, soft skills give you the edge Soft skills are essential at all times in one’s life. On the career front, beyond solid credentials like a degree, work experience, and professional references, it’s your soft skills that ultimately help you get your foot in the door at your dream job and get ahead […]

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Dealing with cultural differences in the classroom

Credit to Author: Geneviève Beaupré and Susan Qadeer| Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 02:27:31 +0000

When we add newcomers to the diverse student mix in a typical Canadian post-secondary classroom, we have the possibility of delight as well as tension. The delight is the opportunity for students to learn from each other and develop an appreciation of how others do things. On the other hand, tensions can develop leading to […]

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What I learned from observing successful immigrants

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2019 00:32:46 +0000

Five Secrets to Immigrant Success in Canada  I have met hundreds of successful immigrants who were able to establish themselves very successfully in Canada, live their dreams and make a positive impact on the community around them.I couldn’t help but notice five consistent themes that stood out from observing those successful immigrants. These are what […]

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How to network your way to success in Canada

Credit to Author: Himanshu Narang| Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 04:30:42 +0000

Are you a self-employed professional looking to make new connections in Canada? Follow these five strategies to become a powerful networker What is networking? As an entrepreneur or self-employed professional, it is all about positioning yourself in front of other people in a way that makes them willing to help you, work with you, recommend […]

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6 things to put on your resumé if you don’t have Canadian experience

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:49:04 +0000

How to impress Canadian employers if you don’t yet have Canadian work experience Picking up everything you can carry and moving to Canada takes a lot of effort, time and — frankly — guts. It is no small feat moving yourself and your family to a new country to start a new life. However, when […]

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Unwritten rules of gift-giving at the office or school

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:31:55 +0000

It’s holiday season! Should you give your teacher or boss a gift? The end of the calendar year is approaching — and the darkest days of the year as well. Fortunately parties and festivities, with lights and good cheer, help to brighten our moods in December and into January. While some celebrations are religious — […]

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