Author Archives: Janine

Relocating For Work

Wow, it’s been a while since I last posted and so much has happened since February, most notably I’ve moved to Calgary to work for my last co-op term! It’s been a whirl-wind since final exams and a trip to … Continue reading

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On Managing Your Managers

My time in the work force started when I was 16, a total of 6 years. During this time I have been privileged to work for many great organizations. I have learned invaluable skills and met many amazing people on … Continue reading

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6 Tips for a Phone/Skype Interview

This past fall I had my first Skype interview. It was very different from anything I’ve ever experienced before. In fact I found it more challenging than most interviews I’ve had. Skype and phone interviews are becoming more and more … Continue reading

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How To: Make Your Own Opportunity

As a co-op student I realize that it’s not always easy to find a job. It’s a competitive world out there, and sometimes there are more candidates than positions posted on the job board. It can be over-whelming to hear … Continue reading

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The Hidden Cost of Buying Your Lunch At Work

As an avid personal finance blogger, and someone who meticulously tracks where every penny goes, I can’t help but wonder why people chose to throw away hundreds of dollars per month on lunch. As someone who was in the working-field … Continue reading

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Coping with stress in the work place

Chances are once you start your “professional career” you will encounter stressful periods of time at work. For accountants, busy season is January – May/June (sometimes longer depending what clients you are on). Stress is inevitable, there is a lot … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of an Accountant

Many people, myself included before I started my co-op term, have no clue as to what an accountant does. None. A lot of people refer to accountants as “bean-counters” and assume that our most difficult task of the day is … Continue reading

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