What’s New — The Virtual Interview

VideoJobIntMore and more companies are recruiting and interviewing prospective candidates via video, whether they live locally or out of town. I spoke (via Skype, ‘course) with Sarah Jane Dowling, HR director for PBL Insurance, who conducts numerous virtual interviews annually, for tips on how to best prep to get the gig for my latest piece for Connected Rogers Magazine. Read it here, or by clicking on the icon above.

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What’s New — Awesome App-aritions

GhostlyWhile boos and ghouls in creepy costumes go door–to–door, conjure your own tricks and treats with one of these ghastly ghost–busting apps. I scared up five of the freakiest for my latest article for Connected Rogers. To read more, click here or on the icon to the left. Happy haunting!

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What’s New — The Haunting of the Sundowner

Sundowner3Walk by the old St. Mary’s Hospital in Garden Bay on a bleak and blustery afternoon and you might catch a glimpse of a ghostly figure standing at a top floor window, staring sadly out to sea. Rumours whispered around this idyllic Pender Harbour hamlet claim the apparition is a woman who died at the hospital, which was in operation from 1930 to 1964. And she’s not the only restless spirit supposedly making her presence felt in this historic building on the shores of the aptly named Hospital Bay. To read more from my first piece for BC Magazine, click on the icon above.

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What’s New — Digital Diaries

Digital DiariesDear Diary: Today I discovered a cure for writer’s cramp and ink-stained fingers. I’m taking you digital! With all the nifty new electronic-journal apps out there, it’s easier than ever to store all of your thoughts and ideas alongside class schedules, dates, meetings, financial info, even photos, audio and video all in one place. There are a ton to choose from, but here are four of the most popular digital diary apps. To read more of my latest piece for Connected Rogers, click here or on the icon above.

 

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What’s New — Outdoor Advertising

QuickThese days, you can’t park yourself at your city-bus bench without confronting the smiling face of your local realtor. These ads are everywhere, so it must be the sign of an effective outdoor marketing strategy, right? Not really. At least not according to our expert. To read more of my latest piece for Rogers Connected For Business magazine, click here or on the icon above.

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What’s New — 5 After Shows You’ve Gotta See

AfterShowsImagine the horror of having to wait until morning to gather around the water cooler to dissect and debate the latest macabre zombie massacre, the way TV fans used to do back in the “Who Shot JR?” era. And imagine doing it around, you know, an actual water cooler. Today we just wait for the end credits to roll right into an after show, those post-mortem round-ups of buzz-worthy TV series such as Downton Abbey, The Walking Dead and Bates Motel. To read more about after shows, in my latest piece for Connected Rogers, click on the icon above or here.

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What’s New — Legal Mistakes

LegalMistakesA verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on, goes the adage. While it’s unlikely that most small-business owners will ever be on the hook for breaking an oral agreement, as Mark Zuckerberg was – for $65 billion – when the Winklevoss twins claimed he stole their social-network idea, legal mistakes can be costly. Read on to learn how to avoid them by clicking here, or on the icon above.

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