Recent Publications

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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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Toyota, Porsche get top honours in Canadian Black Book’s Retained Value Awards

The annual awards seek to bring attention to how people should consider the changing worth of their vehicle over the lifetime of their loan

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Recruiters are taking a hard look at soft skills

Employers are increasingly focusing on the character traits of job prospects to inform their hiring decisions

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Fast Company

Fast Company

Here’s How To Establish Healthy Stress Habits Before It’s Too Late

What if instead of trying to cope with or eliminate stress, you learned how to harness its power?

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Fast Company

Fast Company

Here’s Exactly What To Put On Your Resume To Land An Interview

Using certain words and leaving out others has been proven to increase your odds of landing an interview by a dramatically higher margin than going back to school.

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Fast Company

Fast Company

YouTube Is Shaping Your Child’s Career Ambitions More Than You Are

Good news: Over half of girls say they want a career in STEM fields. Bad news: Kid’s entertainment is still very gendered.

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Recent Speaking Engagements

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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.

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Cheddar |

What It Takes To Be The Best Company To Work For

Jason Nazar, CEO of Comparably, and Jared Lindzon, Writer at Fast Company, discuss what sets one company’s culture apart from the rest. In Comparably’s 2017 list, Google came out on top. The tech giant and its tech counterparts frequent these lists year after year. Lindzon notes that many other industries are starting to catch up to tech.

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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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