LinkedIn: A Journey into Finding Your Career Path through Others

Just like many young professionals, I struggled finding my niche in this competitive job market. To tell you the truth, I am still struggling. Some of us can’t afford to lose our permanent jobs in order to explore uncertain opportunities. This is where my saviour LinkedIn enters the screenplay. LinkedIn is a platform that connects people without the awkward “let …

Estate Planning – It’s All About Your Legacy

Estate Planning? What estate? – The question I often get asked when I recommend my surrounding family to strongly consider their estate planning options. It is the modest answer that all Tamil households use to represent what we have accumulated in the last quarter century of living in Canada. Whether it be our net worth in the bank, RRSPs, real …

Civic Engagement as a Professional

As a professional, you might sometimes find that your needs and interests are not being heard by your representatives or the public service. With your career and lifestyle, sometimes you do not get the chance to partake within the political process besides the occasional time when it comes to vote and by that time it feels as though no candidate …

How to Peak Productivity and Your Sanity in the Era of Automation

Beyonce also has 24 Hours in Her Day Life can be a whirlwind. Endless to-do lists pull you in a dozen different directions and never seem to empty. We navigate that tempest every day as busy working professionals—volunteering, passion projects, side gigs, family, friends and maintaining a semi-decent social life. And for a lot of people, that’s only half their …

A CTPA Reading List to Hone Your Financial Literacy

What you don’t know about managing your money may end up hurting you. If you don’t know how to manage a budget, combat debt, fix a poor credit rating, or invest in an RRSP or TFSA, you’re missing out on opportunities that can improve your odds for financial stability, growth and success. Personal finance has always been difficult to understand, and …

Finding & Following Your Passion

When I was six, my parents somehow mistook my whimsical desire to be a nurse that wore a fun hat and a cute dress into a hidden passion for medicine. I blame the fortune-tellers for further fuelling this madness. Every astrologer we met told them I would be a doctor. One even had the audacity to promise I would be …

Raising Next Generation Professionals

 A few months ago I had the pleasure of being a part of the Tamil Women at the Top event hosted by the Canadian Tamil Professionals Association. While being inspired by the stories these powerful women shared on the challenges and triumphs they have experienced, I also noticed a common theme amongst some of the attendees. It was about raising …

A Conundrum: Work-life Balance

What is work-life balance in todays world? Does it mean going into work and taking vacations when you want? Perhaps taking paternity leave? Work-life balance is still not well defined in todays society- it can be a dichotomy or a spectrum. Everything about dress-down Fridays, flexible schedules, working from home, etc. all mask the core issue. In a multicultural country, …