Career Success

Culture+Purpose is Toronto’s first, and only, talent marketplace. Committed to forming lasting relationships on the basis of culture and purpose, these guys are matching top talent with small companies that are disrupting the tech space. Below is an explanation of how they settled on the name “Culture+Purpose” Have you ever tried to name a company? […]

There was a study published last year that found recruiters spend an average of six seconds sizing up a resume. Since you can’t possibly read an entire resume in such a short window, your brain relies on a number of tactics to make such snap judgements; psychology calls these heuristics. Heuristics are tools that simplify […]

We All Play for Canada I hope my title didn’t get that irritating Canadian Olympic jingle to play in your head. I didn’t want to do it – but the phrase represents a really important message. If you’re among the fortunate people that enjoy a career in technology, you’re not just lucky. You’re poised to […]

Is it safe to assume that most of us work to earn a living? I think so. The majority of us sacrifice 8 hours a day in exchange for a paycheque. But, are we trading time and happiness, or just our time?

I just returned from two weeks in Peru. It’s a beautiful country with a rich diversity of jungles, deserts, beaches, urban life, and Machu Pichu, of course. The journey was insightful on many fronts, but especially because we did most of it, unplugged. Cellular service was sporadic at best, and in our three days in […]

If you ask aspiring software developers about their dream job, there’s a good chance they will name one of the tech darlings, brands like Google, Facebook and Apple. The general consensus is that they want to be part of a company that dominates its field. I see some of the appeal – a stable job […]

Resumes are the important but often mis-utilized tool that provides employers with a summary of your skills and experience. Get it right and you land a job with a raise. Get it wrong and you won’t even get an interview. To help make your resume as effective as possible, check out these six tips.

I receive a lot of emails on a daily basis from people looking for jobs. Either they like a posting they saw on our website, or they want to have a conversation about their ideal next role. I love talking to people about their career aspirations and learning cool things about their current projects, but […]

If you were born after 1968, please don’t read this. Many of my friends have worked in the tech sector for decades. Of late, hardly a week goes by without one of them reaching out for a conversation. They want advice on job hunting when you’re… ‘mature’.

You want to be the Hotshot – the one who succeeds and delivers.

But sometimes life doesn’t work out that way. Sometimes your efforts never pan out. And it’s easier to brush off your responsibility and blame your boss, coworkers or the industry when you find yourself struggling.