Doug Wylie

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Suzy Welch: What to say when a job interviewer says, 'Tell me about yourself'

Hiring managers often kick off interviews with a deceptively simple question: "Tell me about yourself."<p>Interviewees may be tempted to gloss over this …

5 Things to Consider When Making a Career Change

One of society's most frequent messages about the key to well-being is this: Live your best life. One way to "live your best life" is to do the type …

Work Stress

How to make friends as an adult

A study found it takes 50 hours just to become casual friends — but you can make the time.

Motherhood

Ten rules to break when job-hunting

Sometimes rules are meant to be broken. Here are 10 that Halifax-based executive recruiter Gerald Walsh says you can safely and wisely break in your job search:<p><b>Don't apply after the date that résumés were supposed to be in:</b> If a well-qualified candidate applies a few days after the deadline, most …

As the pace of change quickens, the need to keep learning deepens

A challenging new workplace reality for many Canadians is the need to constantly learn and develop new skills as the pace of change accelerates.<p>"The hard part for people nowadays … is that you have to commit yourself to [expanding] your knowledge and experience – and that's just to stay current. If …

These 15 Free Apps Will Help You Manage Your Mental Health

<i>Refinery29 is exploring mental health topics as part of our partnership with Clinton Global Initiative University.</i><p>We've heard it over and over again …

Mental Health

100 Car Maintenance Tasks You Can Do on Your Own

Car maintenance seems daunting at first, but start small and work up the car repair ladder. Here are 100 car repair tasks and maintenance you can do …

Automotive Industry

The 8 Best Bodybuilding Apps of 2018

Finding a good bodybuilding app can improve your workout gains enormously depending on the variety of functions available. Some smartphone and tablet …

Apps

To Rapidly Enhance Your Business, Stop Selling and Start Teaching

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I sit down at my desk to write every day, I am simultaneously energized and discouraged.<p>On the bright side, it is amazing that we live in a time when (and place where) everybody is free to express their thoughts immediately, in a …

Customers

Home Wiring Demystified: Electrical Cable Basics You Need to Know

Before you take on your next home wiring project, arm yourself with basic information about the electrical cable and wiring that you’re likely to see.<p>…

Arduino

How to make friends, and keep them

For many adults, making friends can be difficult. And sometimes, it's harder still trying to keep them.<p>Life coach Laurel McLay says the key to making …

It’s time to treat friendship as essential to our well-being

Lots of parents tend to see time with friends as "optional fun time," but it's actually vital for physical and emotional stability.<p>In the 12 years …

Florida

Learn Assertive Communication In Five Simple Steps

Assertive communication can strengthen your relationships, reducing stress from conflict and providing you with social support when facing difficult …

Read Research Papers Trapped Behind a Paywall With This Chrome Extension

About half the time I go to look at a piece of research I read about in a news article, the actual research is trapped behind a paywall.<p>I get it, …

Scientific Research

11 Impressive Questions To Ask At The End Of Every Job Interview

Make sure you stand out when you're asked, "Do you have any questions?"<p>No matter how prepared you are, a job interview is a nerve-wracking experience. You have to answer a torrent of questions on the spot and sell yourself to a hiring manager — sometimes even a room full of strangers. And when it …

Employment

Starting a New Job? Take Control of Your Onboarding

When Liz was offered a job as a product manager at a growing biotech firm, she was ecstatic. She had spent considerable time on her job search, found a company and a position that felt like a perfect fit, nailed her interviews, and negotiated smartly. But once Liz had both feet in the door and …

How to manage when your decision-making abilities are frozen by information overload

<i>The Globe and Mail and Morneau Shepell have created the Employee Recommended Workplace Award to honour companies that put the health and well-being of their employees first. Read about the 2018 winners of the award at</i><i>tgam.ca/workplaceaward</i><i>.</i><p><i>Registration is now open for the 2019 Employee Recommended</i> …

Ten Powerful Ways To Create Your Own Happiness

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to grasp. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you …

Business Isn't Black White: Build real friendships, ask for help

It is often said that it is not what you know, but who you know. This is pretty much true, but not because you have some connection that gets you and …

Entrepreneurship

Stop Fighting Your Child’s Neurodiversity: A Step-by-Step Plan for Parents in Diagnosis Denial

When your child was born, you imagined a future for him with no boundaries. His neurodivergent diagnosis – with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or …

Autism

This Is What Road Rage Does to Your Body

Pretty much everyone has been angry behind the wheel, but outbursts (on or off the road) may not be great for you. This is what road rage can do to your brain and body.<p><i>It’s been a really great day</i>, you think to yourself—when all of a sudden some asshole in a yellow SUV comes veering into your lane. …

Road Rage

How to prepare the work force for jobs that don’t yet exist

<i>President and vice-chancellor of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ont.</i><p>Technological disruption is changing the way we live and work, sometimes in ways we are barely conscious of.<p>Artificial intelligence, robotics and other emerging technologies will have a major impact on …

How To: The 5 Best Apps for Transcribing Lectures & Converting Speech to Text on Your iPhone

The transcribing app can be an invaluable tool, especially if you're a student or are in a profession that relies on audio journals or interviews. …

Apps

Putting Your Best Foot Forward: 14 Tips on Starting Conversations and Making Friends in College

It can be hard to make friends in college. People are busier than ever and often too stressed to strike up conversations in class. While making …

10 Biggest Reno Faux Pas That Drive Bryan Baeumler Crazy

Throughout the many years I've worked in construction, I’ve come across almost every mistake you can imagine. I’m sure there are more out there that …

Canada

If you’re wondering why you’ve lost friends in adulthood, this is probably why

We all do it, and it’s probably doing damage to our friendships.<p>What a lot of people don’t appear to understand is that the single easiest way to make friends is to show up when it matters — and the single easiest way to lose friends is to, well, not.<p>That sounds obvious, but a pattern I’ve observed …

Relationships

The 10 Most Common Plumbing Mistakes DIYers Make

You can fix most household plumbing repairs and even update plumbing fixtures with just a few special tools and a little elbow grease. The work isn’t …

Overthinking The Small Stuff? Five Ways To Make Better Decisions, Faster

How many decisions have you made over the last day, week… month? Drive or Uber? Suit or no suit? Black suit or blue? Times Roman or Arial? Marriott or Hilton? Italian or Thai? iPhone or Galaxy?<p>While today’s freedom of choice has obvious benefits, the constant pressure to make perfect choices can …

We all just want to have fun – but are we?

<i>The Globe and Mail and Morneau Shepell have created the Employee Recommended Workplace Award to honour companies that put the health and well-being of their employees first. Read about the 2018 winners of the award at</i> <i>tgam.ca/workplaceaward</i><i>.</i><p><i>Registration is now open for the 2019 Employee Recommended</i> …

How To Decide Which Job Opportunity Is Best For You

Many of us understand the importance of having multiple opportunities in the job search pipeline. But how should you go about deciding which opportunity is best for you? Should you go with your gut feeling or talk with your mentor, family and friends?<p>Before I discuss those areas, I recommend you …

Employment