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New Year, New You – How to Build a Personal Brand

Looking to improve your professional life in 2018? Why not resolve to build your online personal brand! Not only is a strong personal brand the best way to diversify yourself from a stack of resumes, it’s a powerful way to highlight your expertise and tell your story. Here are some tips to get you started.

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Revitalize your Job Search for 2018

You still have time to make your new career resolutions for 2018.  Start off by finding a new approach to landing that next job!  To help, we’ve got four tips to revitalize your job search in this New Year!

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Making the Most of Your January

Maybe it’s the after-effects of holiday excess or the unpredictable weather and limited sunshine, but after the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it can be difficult to re-establish regular routines come January. So when the jingle bells return to email notifications and the sleigh rides turn back into your regular commute, use the following five tips to jump start your new year.

Set small goals

Jumping back into the thick of things after a break is challenging under the best of circumstances, let alone after the excitement of the holiday season. To help ease the transition, try setting small goals for the first week back. The sense of accomplishment gained after crossing a few items off your to-do list will motivate you to take on bigger and harder tasks.

Make healthy choices

After over-indulging throughout the holiday season, it may be hard to get yourself back on track health-wise. Start small by cleaning out your fridge. Bring leftover cookies and snacks to the office and make sure your home is stocked with healthy snacks that are readily available when those cravings hit! A healthy diet has direct links to good mental health and higher energy levels, so start your year off right with healthy habits.

Find a way to laugh

When you laugh, your body releases endorphins — the body’s natural “feel-good” chemicals — that instantly raise your spirits. To exercise your funny bone, consider taking in a comedy show, watching a funny movie or sharing jokes with colleagues and friends. You may find laughing to be the perfect antidote to gloomy January days and long nights.

Perk up your social life

The holiday parties may be over, but your social life doesn’t have to be! To help tackle feelings of loneliness, take some time to reconnect with friends and family. Meet for coffee, start a book club or join a team sport. Surrounding yourself with people may be the distraction you need to beat the post-holiday blues.

Make positive changes

Remember, the new year can mean a new you! Try to look at January as a fresh start in making those positive changes in your life. Ready for a new career? Start by revising your résumé. Looking to get in shape? Check out your local gym. Taking small steps to stay on track with those New Year’s resolutions will leave you feeling positive and accomplished.

Don’t let January drag you down! With the right start, 2018 may be your best year yet!

From all of us here at Adecco Canada, we wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday season!








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New Year, New You 2014 Internship Winner Blog: – Officially at the Finish Line!

Hello friends! If you’re out of the loop on what has happened during my internship, please read my previous entries!

Today is August 7, 2014 and tomorrow is my last day with Adecco Canada. I can’t believe 12 weeks went by in the blink of an eye! Things here have been busier than ever before. In my last two weeks with Adecco, I had the opportunity to work with the collections team. This is not your typical collections department with lots of phone activity; rather, the work is heavily analytical, and detail-oriented. I was trained by Catherine McDonald and she was an amazing trainer, taking the time to show me all the intricate steps to fulfill an invoice. I had the chance to learn how to use ADP, an automatic data processing system, where we invoice our clients to get paid for the job done by Adecco’s associates. Learning how to use ADP was certainly challenging at first with all the different fields to fill out, but after a few practice invoices, I was ready to go on my own. Within a week, I was given monthly invoices to complete, which was not the easiest thing to do, but it sure was rewarding at the end seeing how much money I helped the team collect. Read more

New Year, New You 2014 Internship Winner Blog: Week 8 – So Much to Do and So Little Time!

Hello friends!

It is officially the start of Week Eight with Adecco Canada, and this week things are starting off with a bang! Aside from writing this blog, I’ve got several projects to wrap up: summer infographic research; sourcing potential catering for the annual Win4Youth event; Twitter research for Roevin; and creating a LinkedIn profile template for the Sales team to use across Canada. Although there’s quite a bit to accomplish, I am truly grateful to be in such a supportive environment. And speaking of supportive I can’t think of anyone else who is as generous, smart, and assiduous than Jhanelle Bent, Marketing Coordinator.

Throughout my internship experience, Jhanelle has been instrumental to my success. From showing and guiding me through the hefty Adecco marketing standard guidelines to helping me troubleshoot PowerPoint presentations, Jhanelle has a wide range of knowledge and it’s rare for her not know the answer to a question. Read more

New Year, New You 2014 Internship Winner Blog: Week 6 – Halfway to the Finish Line!

Hello friends!

I hope you haven’t forgotten about me since my first blog post, but just in case you’re scratching your heading wondering who I am, my name’s Johnny Wu and I am the grand prize winner of Adecco Canada’s New Year, New You Internship Contest.

This week, Ken Graham, Director of Training and Development at Adecco Canada, presented my LinkedIn training presentation to the Toronto branch, located at 401 BayStreet. After having worked on this project for three weeks full of meetings and revisions, I was confident about the presentation, but anxious to know if I was on target to deliver value to the team. Shortly after people trickled into the boardroom, including some senior staff and a slew of permanent consultants from various parts of GTA, the introduction began, followed by an ice breaker to get everyone acquainted. Then it was time to start the presentation. Read more