#MillennialMonday | Packing Up and Moving to Another Country with Nathalee D. Ferguson

A world of possibilities is open to anyone who sees the opportunities available across the world. So said, so done! Millennials are taking heed; yearning, exploring and venturing into the great wanderlust and greener pastures, by migrating to big cities. “Bright lights” shining on improved job aspects, better work-life balance and affordable living are what they seek. For some, it is a walk in the park with proper planning, access to information and family support. But for others, it may seem a mistakenly rushed move resulting in even great disappointments and set back.

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Today, 20/40 Exchange catches up with recent immigrant and Author of the book Packin’ Up and Moving to Canada 101: An Experiential Guide from Pre-Application to Settling in As a Newcomer to Canada, Nathalee D. Ferguson.

Just like any other major life choices, it is important to weigh the pros and cons before making a final decision. In this regard, Nathalee hopes to provide a complete guide to make the transition, of those interested in migrating to Canada, as simple as possible.

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Network Up or Across? Millennials, What is Your Strategy?

Your Network is your Net Worth! 

An adage in the professional world and a phrase commonly indoctrinated in the minds of millennials. But why though?

It’s about the ability to build great, mutually beneficial relationships. A highly demanded soft skill, building relations is the core of networking. Often times, building a network is aliken to mining for gold. Hereby, it is about getting to know and trust people, resulting in authentic personal and professional connections that can enhance reputation; secure a job or business deal. Get it?

Author Porter Gale in her book, Your Network is Your Net Worth, explains that networking is a new beast; and an important asset in your portfolio. As important and enticing as that may sound, networking is sometimes uncomfortable and simply, not an easy feat.

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Actress, Producer & Comedian. Issa Rae a few years ago gave a piece of astounding advice where networking is concerned. She said, “we have a tendency of trying to network up, but it’s really about networking across”. A point worth noting, what say you?

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