Recent Publications

The New York Times

The New York Times

How Sky Diving Cured My Depression

It completely changed my relationship with fear, which had become a very regular part of my daily life through the depressed period.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Major startup conference Collision is relocating to Toronto

The three-day event is geared towards startups and features discussions on a wide range of technology-related topics.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

‘No phones, no GPS, no men’: The all-female off-road rally like no other

The world’s largest all-female motorsport competition draws women from across the globe to the western Sahara desert. Welcome to the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Why techies believe Burning Man makes them better employees

The experience can be life-changing, leaving attendees feeling more creative, open to new experiences and in touch with the people around them

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Fast Company

Fast Company

How Many Positions Should You Apply For At One Company?

Does going for multiple open roles at the same time make you look desperate, or does it increase your odds of landing a dream job?

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Dealerships evolving to prioritize brand and customer experience

In spite of the drop in visitors to bricks-and-mortar locations, auto vendors are turning their sales floors into a setting that is more club-like

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Recent Speaking Engagements

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Stressed Out? Good!

Jared Lindzon, reporter at Fast Company, explains that stress is inevitable, but people should actually be thankful for it. Lindzon says stress allows us to do things we wouldn’t normally be able to do, and it’s sometimes called the “biology of courage.”

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The Do’s And Don’ts of Building a Resume

Jared Lindzon, freelance contributor for Fast Company, explains the do’s and don’ts of building a resume. Lindzon says the time of day at which you apply for a job can improve or hurt your chances. Applying early in the morning on a Monday is the best possible time. Lindzon says starting each section of your resume with an action verb can increase your chances. Using industry-specific buzzwords can also help.

Video available here.

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Interested in having me speak at your event?

As a sought after public speaker I have delivered presentations on the future of work, hosted panels and debates with world renowned musicians, business leaders and tech pioneers, and am a regular guest on Toronto's Newstalk 1010 AM radio as well as "This Changes Things" on the Cheddar and Fusion TV networks across the United States.

Recent Blog Posts

July 19, 2016 ()

This is What a Freelance Writer’s Salary Looks Like

This graph represents the salary of a freelance writer and journalist over the past three and a half years. To be more precise, it represents my salary over the past three and a half years, starting from the day I quit my steady job at a content production startup to pursue a freelance writing career in […]

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January 4, 2016 ()

A Second Shot in the Dark: The Story Behind The Story

The last time I wrote a blog post like this was in the summer of 2013 (I recommend reading that post before continuing). It was only a few months after I had returned from an unlikely and ultimately unfruitful meeting at Rolling Stone HQ in New York City. Seeing a promising opportunity to fulfill a […]

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"When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy.' They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life."
John Lennon