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Category: Talent

The value of seasoned leaders in startups and scale-ups

The MaRS Talent Development blog showcases stories and insights from tech sector professionals across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Learn about what it takes to thrive in Toronto’s tech sector. Sign up for the MaRS Talent newsletter to learn more. According to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report 2018, nearly 50 per cent […]

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Transitioning from the corporate world to an early-stage startup

We are starting to see a shift in the private sector: many iconic organizations are restructuring to remain competitive, while startups are growing at unprecedented levels. Despite this shift, job seekers are still hesitant to apply and work at startups. According to MaRS’ Talent Fuels Tech study, this reluctance stems from a general lack of knowledge about startups and limited employer-brand recognition.

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Curate yourself

I’ve never had a job in my field of study. In the early 2000s, when I was earning my bachelor’s degree, I was unprepared for the lack of employment opportunities for a recent humanities graduate living in Northern Ontario.

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Looking at the Ontario budget through a talent lens

At MaRS, my team and I work to create a pipeline of diverse talent that will succeed in Toronto’s tech sector through a combination of programming and advocating for new policies. Coming off the heels of our Talent Fuels Tech report, we wanted to take a look at the latest Ontario Budget to see how […]

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Tech’s obsession with cultural fit feeds its diversity problem

Note: This piece was originally published in the Globe and Mail. If you’re looking for a good tech job, it’s not enough to have a sparkling resume and top-drawer coding skills. You also have to come off as a fit for the team. In the past decade, the idea of hiring for “cultural fit” – […]

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