Saturday, 17 March 2012

Ontario Public Health Convention

Monday, April 2, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM (ET)

Toronto, Ontario

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Friday, 16 March 2012

Indecisos? Elas te ajudam escolher

É incrível como as crianças aprendem Inglês tão rápido … e Louise nem ia à escolinha ainda quando filmamos! Ou seja, aprendeu das irmãs … 

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Vaca = Bombril: 1001 utilidades

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Thursday, 15 March 2012

Job-Hunting quote II

Reread Your ProfileDoes your profile state what you’ve done, or what you CAN DO for someone else? If it’s A, rewrite. If it’s B, pat yourself on the back. Make sure you blend your job description with your future value to an organization.

By: Chris Brogan

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Live on Facebook - finding the perfect job

Just checking in to say hello! It's been ages since I've spoken to many of you. Here is my challenge - join me on Facebook Live on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Topic finding that perfect job!

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Quarto para alugar (com banheiro separado )

Alugando suite e/ou quarto:
Queridos leitores e amigos, se souberem de alguem que esta procurando um quarto e/ou suite para alugar (curto e medio periodo) ficarei muito grata se puderem me indicar. Moro em Oakville numa detached e tenho 1 suite e 1 quarto disponiveis. Pode ser estudante, casal, familia, viagem de prospeccao, landing buscando um lugar para ficar no periodo inicial, etc ...  Desde ja agradeco a ajuda de todos.

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Saturday, 10 March 2012

Job-Hunting quote

"But just as you shouldn't try to pay your rent by betting on the horses, don't limit yourself to the Supersites as your only job-search strategy."
Richard Nelson Bolles

Supersites = Monster, HotJobs, CareerBuilder
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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Job Fair March 9th, 2012

“Network…..Get noticed….Get hired”
Network with a Mentor and/or Employer event (39th in the Series)
CPL Job Fair (Pharma positions)
Friday March 2 2012 from 3 pm to 4 pm
(If you cannot make it and positions are still available, the same event will be held again on March 9th from 3 to 4 pm)
The Inspiration Room
EO Employment Services, Unit 1, 3415 Dixie Road Mississauga L4Y 2B1
Workshop Information
Contract Pharmaceuticals Limited (CPL) is a contract manufacturing supplier, a leader in the development, manufacturing, packaging, and testing of liquids and semi-solids. CPL has a number of pharma positions open in CPL Mississauga site and Markham site, including Analytical chemist, QA/QC, Documentation reviewer, Stability coordinator, Production operators For details, please see
General information about CPL and jobs
About pharmaceutical industry
Hiring and recruiting – a personal perspective
Contract Pharmaceuticals Limited – Mississauga Location
Compounder (Days - Afternoons - Midnights)
Operation Technician
Account Representative
CPL Laboratory Services – Markham Location
Analyst I - (afternoon shift)
Analyst II - (2 positions available- 1 day and 1 afternoon)
Sample and Stability Coordinator
Quality Assurance Data Reviewer (2 positions)
About the Speaker
Meng Zhou is working at CPL as product development manager. He has 11 years drug industry experience and previously worked in New York and San Francisco. Meng obtained his PhD in Pharmaceutical Science from University of Georgia, MS in Technology Management in Stevens Institute of Technology. As a volunteer mentor at DBNC and lecturer in Seneca College, Meng has helped a number of newcomers, students and job seekers find their career and niche in Canada
Please RSVP for March 2 or 9 to at or call at 905-624-2442 Ext 221
Upcoming events in Network with a Mentor and/or Employer
Friday, March 9th 1 to 3pm – Meet John Ariyo, City of Mississauga – “Finding that IDEAL job”
Friday, March 16th 12 to 3 – Meet Carl Friesen “How to Showcase your Expertise”- LinkedIn, Cards

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Friday, 2 March 2012

How to have a Dynamic Opening to your Presentation - Shelle's Top Tips

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Long-Term Unemployment: Why You Still Can't Get a Job, by Amy Levin-Epstein

Recent employment stats show that 30 percent of the 14 million people who are taking unemployment benefits have been receiving them for over a year. That's a scary statistic - particularly if you're one of those pounding the pavement.

To sort out some of the reasons for the long-term joblessness, I chatted with John M. McKee, a former executive with companies like DIRECTV, who oversaw the hiring (and firing) of some 3,000 workers before founding his own Los Angeles career coaching practice.

Here are some of the things that are going wrong for all these job seekers - plus a few ideas on what they can do to help themselves.

There's Stiff Competition 
The high number of unemployed peers means you may be waiting on line longer for a job, McKee says. "In many areas of the country, especially those with the highest levels of unemployment, like California, there is a big chance people may run out of benefits before they get hired - even if they are very actively looking for a job right from the first day of unemployment."

You may consider moving to an area with better opportunities. Or you might need to try that much harder. On the plus side, if everyone around you is unemployed for awhile, the hole on your resume probably won't look as damaging.

A Body at Rest Stays at Rest 
And a person who is unemployed may stay unemployed longer ... the longer they're unemployed. "Hiring managers often believe those who have been on the market longer may not be 'current.' They may worry that the prospect might be stale or out of touch," says McKee.

How to counteract this: Be sure to bone up on current events in your particular industry before job interviews to show that you're not out of the loop.

People Are Taking a Breather Before Looking 
It's natural to want to take a little "paid vacation" after getting laid off, but that doesn't mean coasting on your severance (or your unemployment check) is a great idea. "The best advice I can give people is to get out and start looking immediately, and assume that it will take a lot longer than they'd expect," say McKee.

Don't worry about having to go back to work too soon: Proof that you'll get at least a little government-funded vacay is clear in the stats above.

Bonne Chance! Paola

Job Interview? 9 Great Tips to Get You to Round 2, by Amy Levin-Epstein

Get ready to nail your next interview, job seekers. I've asked my experts for their A-list advice to get you a second interview. I suspect you're already savvy enough to send a thank you note and avoid lying on your resume. Let's take your technique to the next level.

What follows, in no specific order, is a tried-and-true list ofjob interview tips. And by all means, if something else has worked even better for you, please sign in below and share it in the comments section. 
1. Ask them upfront why they wouldn't hire you. 
The interview is coming to a close, but make sure you stick your landing, says Roberta Chinksy Matuson, President of Human Resource Solutions and author of Suddenly in Charge: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around. "Always end the conversation with the following question: 'Is there anything about my background that gives you concern?'" says Matuson. Now you've bought yourself a bonus round to derail any doubts.

2. Prepare sound bites.

Successes and skills need to be displayed clearly. "A sound bite is succinct and direct, catchy and easy to remember. An example is 'I've designed logos for three Fortune 500 companies,' or 'My efficiency plan decreased product-delivery times by 15 percent without costing the company one cent,'" says Charles Purdy, senior editor and career expert at Implant these one-liners in your brain, and you won't be grasping for words.

3. Ask for homework. 
Until you're hired, you're an unknown to your potential employer. You sound great, but can you perform? Erase that question by asking for a trial assignment, suggests Sara Sutton Fell, CEO and founder of FlexJobs. "Ask whether there's any job-related task that you could do for them that would allow you to showcase your qualifications and maybe even save them a little time," says Sutton Fell. Do a good job, and you'll be getting paid to do the same work soon enough.

4. Mirror your interviewer. 
You might feel like you're in the hot seat, but if you can match your interviewer's speed of speech and mannerisms, you'll both feel more like you're old friends and less like you're in an NCIS interrogation room, says Ken Sundheim, CEO and Founder of KAS Placement, a New York City-based staffing agency. Not sure how you're doing? "If you're following their tone, speed and breathing correctly, validate your pacing technique by taking a sip of water - the interviewer will take a drink as well," says Sundheim.

5. Be a stalker (within limits). 
I hope you're already Googling the person who will interview you, and reading about the company - but you need to feel it out further. "Dig deep by using tools like Klout and Pipl," says public relations executive Meryl Weinsaft Cooper co-author of Be Your Own Best Publicist: How to Use PR Techniques to Get Hired, Noticed and Rewarded at Work. "Lurk around LinkedIn. Do some investigations by interviewing people who work there, or those who have left, to get the skinny on the culture and crowd."

6. Record a pre-interview practice.
Ever wish you could tell how you sound in an interview? Find out, suggests Marlene Caroselli, Ed.D., author of The Critical Thinking Toolkit: Spark Your Team's Creativity with 35 Problem Solving Activities: "A week ahead of the interview, record your reply to expected questions. Play the tape back and analyze your responses. Would you hire you?" If the answer is no, press rewind and try again.

7. Lean in for the kill. 
OK, we're exaggerating slightly. But you do want to lean slightly forward so your interviewer can tell you're game. "Slouching or leaning back may send the wrong signals. When you sit down for a formal interview, lean forward to show interest and active listening," says Kathryn Minshew, co-founder and editor-in-chief of PYP Media, an online career consulting tool for women.

8. Use the word "we." 
Look, trust you when you tell me you're a team player - but during an interview, you can come across as a total narcissist by using only the word "I," says Kimberly Schneiderman, job search consultant and owner of City Career Services. She suggests talking about what your last team created, and only then describing your particular role. An example: "At ABC Company, the New Projects Team, of which I am a member, created a new app that would identify bakeries by location for our users. My role on the team was to identify bakeries within a specific radius of New York City and categorize them by specialty."

9. Bring props. 
Think of an interview as show and tell, suggests Jenni Luke, national executive director of Step Up Women's Network. "Bring a 'brag book' of career accomplishments which demonstrates the quality of your work. [Or] if you see great work that a competitor is doing, bring that to the interview and critique it," says Luke. This will clearly show what you can do and how you think. Bonus: Having a prop can also calm jittery nerves.
Bonne Chance! Paola

Job interview? 4 sales tricks to sell yourself, by Amy Levin-Epstein

Job interviews are a high-pressure sales call. The product? You -- or, more specifically, the skills and experience you can bring to a new job. 
To compete in today's job market, you have to have your sales pitch down cold. Here are 4 tricks to help youseal the deal from sales expert Ron Volper, Ph.D., author of the new book Up Your Sales in a Down Market.
Do your homework in advance 
"Top-performing salespeople learn about the organization and individuals they will be interviewing with," says Volper. In the same way, you'll want to read up about the company you're interviewing with -- its mission, vision and values. Then prepare thoughtful questions about the company's priorities. "The interviewers' answers to your questions will enable you to address how you can help them solve specific problems," says Volper. You'll also want to do some research about your interviewer, he suggests -- learn what you can about his or her background (and any overlap with yours), as well as that person's contributions within the company.
Build rapport with your interviewer
People like to buy stuff from people they like -- and they like to work with people who they get along with, too. "Whether buying a car or hiring a manager, people often make the buying decision based on emotion, so it's important to build rapport," says Volper. "You can do this by greeting them with a smile and a warm handshake, by making appropriate eye contact, by using their name (but not too many times), and by being positive and even animated."
Spell out your value in a clear pitch
Your resume shares your past experience like a sales package does, but your presentation of yourself needs to bring those numbers to life. "People pay attention to and remember war stories, so make yours interesting and relevant -- but keep them brief," says Volper. Share the specific skills that helped you create X, Y or Z successes for your current company -- and then explain what you can do with those same skills for your interviewer's organization.
Send the right thank-you note
Make an impression after the fact with an articulate thank-you note. Not just a cursory "thanks for your time," the note should reiterate specific points and even explain how your skills can solve issues discussed during the interview. "Doing this signals to them that you are a good communicator and are likely to treat both fellow employees and customers with respect," says Volper. 

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Vende-se Geladeira

Repassando ...
Oi pessoal!! Tenho uma geladeira de aço, duas portas com agua e gelo na porta, da marca KitchenAid. Estou vendendo pois comprei uma casa que já possue uma geladeira deste mesmo jeito da minha e nem tirei do lugar...Portanto se alguem se interessar meu tel é:            905 634-0045       e vou vender por 700 dolares somente..Está em perfeito estado e só tem 2 anos...completos.Abraços à todas!!Maria Fatima Lee
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Thursday, 1 March 2012

O que você precisa para inovar?

O que você precisa para inovar e muitos outros testes no site do Estadão. 

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