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NETWORKING! Can it add value to your Net Worth?

 By Rosa Lokaisingh How many of you can clearly identify the difference networking has made to your professional life or business growth? It’s time to evaluate how spending time networking has added to your business development or your net worth.


Advantage Mississauga, Networking, Uncategorized

9 Essential Skills Employers expect to see in a Graduate Student

 By Rosa Lokaisingh Few students have it – the 9 essential skills that an employer expects to find when hiring a graduate student. Those who took on leadership roles in their academic institutions, like President or Director of the Student


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Listening! Is it a skill taught in Schools?

By Rosa Lokaisingh In communication, we are taught great writing and speaking skills, for example, how to present ourselves when networking or presenting in front of a group, how to write articles or deliver an elevator pitch, and how to


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Is there really a skills gap, or is it a communications gap between individuals, industry, education and government?

By Rosa Lokaisingh So we have jobs without people and people without jobs. We have a relatively high national unemployment rate — particularly among youth — that persists as employers complain they just can’t find the labour they need. But


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Whose responsibility is it to prepare students for the workplace?

By Rosa Lokaisingh This question is an ongoing discussion for parents, students, academia and business today? Academia says their role is to provide students with an academic education that allows them a range of vocational choices in their related field


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Innovation! The missing link to successful business development!

By Rosa Lokaisingh “You don’t have to be creative to be a brilliant innovator! Listening carefully is the soul of innovation and the reason I take some pride in not being creative. I’m good at listening to customers, empathizing with


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Businesses face unprecedented challenges but also have great opportunities in Mississauga

Businesses today are facing unprecedented challenges, Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) President & CEO Sheldon Leiba told members of the Port Credit BIA today at its monthly breakfast meeting.  Local Mississauga Councillor, Jim Tovey (Ward 1), was amongst the over


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Growing gap between what business needs and what education provides

By Rosa Lokaisingh The lack of hard data in our marketplace – an information gap that makes it difficult to begin to understand which skills are required for employment, what practices are the most promising in training youth to become


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Why aren’t YOU engaging and hiring more students?

By Rosa Lokaisingh The communication gap between industry and academia is so wide that it has significantly impacted the high youth under-employment rate in Mississauga and surrounding areas. After conducting several Business and Student Engagement Focus Groups over the last


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