Being an effective public speaker

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Last week, I attended a week-long series of career workshops in California. I really dislike the cheerleading and false enthusiasm that always seems to accompany HR related events, however, the public speaking seminar was moderately useful. Photo Credit: tedxsomerville via flickr Public speaking is a task that many people dislike. A good number of people actually dread it. For me, public speaking makes...

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How to write an awesome cover letter (or not)

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I take a lot of pride in writing awesome cover letters. And you should too! If you have to struggle to write a compelling cover letter, I’m going to bet that you’re not super excited about the position that you’re applying for. At my first computer science co-op, my manager told me straight up that one of the main reasons I got the interview was my strong cover letter. A good cover...

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Updates: January 20 – 26

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CF has been off on a business trip all week, so things are just getting back to normal around here. Since she’s been away, naturally we’ll just have to fit in everything we would have done during the week on the weekend! One of our favourite events has been going on this past week, and we’re finally going to take advantage of it. Dine Out Vancouver features a large list of local restaurants...

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Recipe Idea: Spicy Green Beans

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Having the most frugal grocery budget in the world isn’t going to help you and if you can’t put together at least a few healthy, tasty, and cheap eats! Every month, The Outlier Model features a cheap recipe idea, along with the cost breakdown. Sometimes, it’s not the meat that needs to stand out, but the side.  Think of many roast types of meat that you might make – roast chicken,...

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