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The Talent Development Centre includes advice for independent contractors in IT from one of Canada’s top staffing and recruitment agencies. See all posts about the Talent Development Centre.

The Most Popular Posts of 2019

As the year comes to a close, we reflect back on what went well and share what we learned. Once again this year, we reviewed the numbers on all of our posts from 2019 and below are the most popular ones. If you missed any of these, have a read and see what made them so well-liked. (If you missed them all, we invite you to subscribe using the form on the left-hand side of the page).

  1. How to Take the Perfect LinkedIn Photo by Yourself, Without Paying a Penny
  2. First-Hand Advice for New Immigrants to Find an IT Job in Canada
  3. Make Your Resume Pass a Recruiter’s 5-Second Scan
  4. Discussing Your Rate with Colleagues is Rarely Ever a Good Idea
  5. 5 Pieces of Old Job Search Advice That No Longer Apply
  6. 15 Shortcuts that Will Change the Way You Work
  7. What to Do When Your Contract is Suddenly Terminated
  8. Landing Your First Job in the Tech Sector in Canada
  9. The Secrets to Building a Successful IT Contracting Business
  10. The Age of Working Remotely: Tried and True Advice for Working from Home

3 Years and Counting!

3 Years and Counting!

3 Years! That’s how long the Talent Development Centre has been sharing content with independent contractors about a variety of topics including job searching, technology trends, business tips, personal development. We now have thousands of subscribers and frequently receive extremely positive feedback.

To celebrate our three year anniversary, here are the top 10 posts since the very beginning:

  1. How You Can Work in the US as an Independent Contractor
  2. The Ontario Government Mandate That Will Affect Independent Contractors across Canada
  3. Do Your Part to Have a Successful Job Interview (Infographic)
  4. New Changes with Security Clearance in the Federal Government
  5. 5 Rate Negotiation Mistakes Independent Contractors Sometimes Make
  6. If You Absolutely Must Leave a Contract — Here’s How
  7. Update: The CRA, PSBs and Independent Contractors
  8. Useful Tips for an Independent Contractor (Infographic)
  9. 10 Important Points about Communication
  10. 5 Invoicing and Accounting Tools Great for Independent Contractors

When we launched the Talent Development Centre, our goal was to create a valuable knowledge base for independent contractors. If there are any additional topics or subjects you’d like us to dig deeper into, please let us know in the comments below!

Contractor Quick Poll: What do you want to know?

Our goal of the Talent Development Centre is to bring value to independent contractors so they can be more successful. We strive to bring you content to help run your business, improve your skills, win more contracts, and of course enjoy a bit of fun here and there. In this month’s Quick Poll, we want to understand what content interests you the most so we can ensure that we bring you more of it! If you have any more specific suggestions, please leave them in the comments below.


See the results here