Looking for a job and wondering where to start?


pinterest-addictionThe hidden market represents over 70% of the job offers in Montreal, in Canada and probably all around the globe too.

So, when we look for online job ads, we only tackle 30% of all offers as very few companies actually have the resources that allow them to search for the right candidate using search engine directories, specialized web sites and so on.  As you must know, in order to quickly find the job of our dreams, we should first look among our relatives, friends, ex-bosses, ex-service providers, ex-colleagues, ex-girl (boy) friend, etc. But before reaching out to them, you should make sure your resume reflects the best of you.


Pursuit: Applying product development strategies to your life

Divya Pahwa writes about young-lady career advice in the weekly series Pursuit, here on the McGill Caps Blog.

Gary S. Lynn and Richar R. Reilly published Blockbusters: The Five Keys to Developing Great New Products highlighting their findings of successful new products in 2003.

These are their ‘five keys’:
(1) Commitment not contribution of senior management
(2) Clear and stable vision
(3) Improvisation
(4) Information exchange
(5) Collaboration under pressure

Teams that developed blockbuster products excelled at each of these.

After I read their book, I kept trying to rationalize how to apply them in life – you know to create Blockbuster versions of ourselves? (I know exactly how cheesy that sounds, bear with me). There has to be secret lady advice hidden within these elements! This is what I came up with….


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