It’s that time of year! Those months when it’s more comfortable to stay inside and enjoy the comfort of your home rather than be outside in the winter weather. And that’s especially more enticing over the holiday season. Even for those Canadians who love being outdoors this time of year, inevitable extreme cold, snow storms, and ice rain will force everyone to cancel plans and stay home here and there. Throw in physical distancing measures and you’re guaranteed a few lazy days in your near future. So, what are you going to do?
Sure, there’s work to be done for clients and chores to tackle around the house, but we all need time to do absolutely nothing. In this month’s contractor quick poll, we want to know your favourite way to spend a do-nothing, lazy day when you’re stuck inside.
Our mission is to help independent contractors through all of their challenges. Typically, that includes topics like finding jobs, navigating through business and working with clients. Today, we realize that many IT professionals have today off work and are preparing Christmas Dinner… or at least attempting to. Once again, we’re here to help!
Unfortunately, we can’t come cook for you (it just wouldn’t be fair unless we could do it for everyone) but here’s a helpful guide from delish for cooking a turkey. Best of luck and Merry Christmas to those celebrating!
It’s December and the holiday season is underway! Hanukkah began yesterday, the Christmas rush is buzzing, parties are non-stop and vacation plans are being finalized. With all of the excitement, there is always the risk of some people’s holidays being derailed by thefts, injuries or other preventable tragedies.
Regardless of your plans over the next month, it’s a good idea to pay a little extra attention to safety and security. Have a quick scroll through this infographic from Iron Security and remember to share it with your family and friends. None of these tips require a whole lot of extra effort but can make a huge difference in how you enjoy the coming weeks.
Winter holidays are here. It’s time to take some time away from building project plans and computer programs to building more important things, like Snowmen, Christmas Trees and Santa Claus… out of Lego!
Building a tree that’s not just a stack of green blocks may seem like a daunting task, but with the proper guides, your holiday Lego town can be quite detailed and in-depth. The video below from Pley, as well as these infographics which Pley also created, will show you step-by-step how anyone can build a Snowman, a Christmas Tree or Santa Clause using a basic Lego set.
With mid-December upon us, many people are winding things down for the year and already feeling like they are in ‘vacation mode’. If you happen to be between contracts or if you are actively seeking your next career move, there is no better time to keep up the search!
As noted in this Forbes article, “January is the toughest, most competitive and most crowded job market of the year — precisely because so many people stop job hunting during the holidays.” While job activity does tend to drop off a bit in December, it’s often the best time to network, catch hard to reach people on the phone, or further develop a relationship with the agencies/recruiters you’ve been working with.
Here are a few tips to keep your job search active over the holidays.
Find holiday events or meetups to attend to increase your visibility and network.
Take some time to increase your LinkedIn connections by sending invitations to anyone you met with during the year prior.
Send holiday greetings to all of your contacts – it’s a great touch point. Request a follow up meeting in the New Year.
Look for opportunities to volunteer – it’s a great time of year to contribute to a worthy cause and you never know who’ll you meet!
All the best to you and yours for the holidays, and Happy Job Hunting!
Canadians love Thanksgiving weekend! A long weekend, fall weather, delicious food… and awkward silences at family gatherings. If you need to start a conversation while sitting in a quiet living room staring at cousins you barely know or you need to quickly change the subject after your uncle makes an offensive comment, then this video from Bright Side is here to help!
Challenge yourself and then your family with some of these logic riddles that they claim will increase your IQ. You may choose to run through all of them this weekend but keep in mind, more family gatherings and awkward silences are just around the corner in December.
Eagle has a long-standing tradition where each holiday season, we invite our clients and contractors to join us in spreading holiday cheer. Once again, we were so excited by this year’s results and the charities we helped, that we created a video to tell the world!
It’s cold outside! The holidays are supposed to be calming and relaxing, but it never works out like that. If you’re looking for something to warm you up and some sugar to give you a boost, look no further! This infographic from sheknows shows the hottest hot chocolate recipes of the season, there’s something in here for everybody!
Today is the start of Kwanzaa! If you’re not among the many Canadians celebrating this holiday with others around the world, then take a minute to learn more about it. This eye-opening infographic will surely teach you at least one new fact about this tradition.
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