What Does a Local Look Like?




November 20, 2018

A few days ago I attended a conference for Latin American entrepreneurs in Toronto; it was insightful and inspiring at the same time. I saw a lot of drive, people who are creating products and offering high-quality services, and I heard amazing success stories from immigrant business owners in industries including technology, food and hospitality, drone making, and consulting.

A myriad of resources were shared, people engaged in all sorts of conversations, and valuable connections were made. In summary, the overall atmosphere at the conference was filled with optimism and a desire to thrive and innovate…

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Job Interviews: To Wear a Mask, or Not To Wear a Mask – That is The Question

August 21, 2017

“Tell me about yourself”, the interviewer asks.

You have two options: talk about personal topics including your family, your hobbies, the things you enjoy doing on the weekend, and your pet. Or you can talk about relevant stuff; your career journey, your accomplishments, your motivation for applying for the position, and the skills you possess that directly relate to the job and make you a strong candidate to take on the role.

Which option would you choose? Probably the latter, right? It just makes more sense but in reality, many people still go with the first option…

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6 Steps to Building an Exciting Career in your New Home Country

October 6, 2016

Today marks my 10th year living in Canada and I have to say that career-wise it has been a great journey so far, full of learning experiences and ups and downs along the way, but great nevertheless. I thought this could be a great opportunity to look back and reflect, from an immigrant perspective, as well as share my thoughts on how you could build a career in your new home. This goes to folks who are new to the country, international students, people planning on moving to Canada, or even Canadians who are looking to relocate elsewhere. In my humble opinion, here are just a few aspects that should be considered…

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