Aug 29

Terrified of Networking?

By Martha Vega-Smith, P.Eng. Guest Blogger Not long ago I was employed, and once in a while I would meet someone looking to re-enter the workforce. When they got in touch immediately after we met, or followed up on a job posting, they stuck in my mind. I was more likely to consider or recommend them… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 and is filed under Employment, Networking, Smart Connections.


May 10

How To Create Awesome Meetings

Dear Mentors, We are announcing an interesting opportunity for you in your professional development: Workshop: How To Create Awesome Meetings When you are invited to a meeting do you: Want to jump for joy; Run away screaming; or… Fall asleep? Why Should You Take This Workshop? You and your team will learn new tips and… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Dec 19

Making Time to Network During the Holiday Season

By Janet Barclay   With music and magic in the air and retailers telling you it’s time to go shopping, it can be hard for even the most dedicated entrepreneur to stay focused on business. Here are a few tips to help you continue networking, without missing out on all the fun!   Attending holiday-themed networking… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, December 19th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics.


Nov 24

Business Networking

Free eBook: “Business Networking For Dummies ($12 Value) FREE For a Limited Time” Grow your business, build your career, find more customers, and build a valuable support network of likeminded business people. – Download: Click http://bit.ly/businessnetworkingfordummies With Business Networking For Dummies, you’ll learn to: Use business networking to grow and develop your business Find the right platform or… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, November 24th, 2016 and is filed under Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


May 18

Introducing Speakers: Smart Connections June 23!

Today we would like to introduce our keynote speaker Tonya Syvitski who is one of the presenters at the upcoming Smart Connections event on June 23, 2016.   Tonya Syvitski is a designated RPR, RPT and CMP.  She is a Senior Resource Manager with Robert Half’s Management Resource division. She worked in talent attraction for… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Smart Connections, Upcoming Events.


Aug 19

Test Your Networking Skills – Answers

 A quiz to test job seeker’s networking skills at professional functions and events. By Don Straits Last Wednesday we published eight questions to test Your Networking Skills. Here are the answers and author’s comments at the end.  A.While C is very appropriate after you have started a good conversation, it is considered rude immediately to… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Networking.