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Posts by John-Paul Hatala

John-Paul Hatala
Dr. John-Paul Hatala is currently an Assistant Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology in the Human Resource Development Program, a Senior Fellow at the University of Ottawa and an Adjunct Professor at Louisiana State University in the School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development, Baton Rouge. Additionally, Dr. Hatala is the founder of the Social Capital Development firm Flowork International and is Chief Researcher at His academic research focuses on social networking behaviors, social capital, human resource development, career development and the transition to the labour market. John-Paul has a recently released a book entitled, The Job Search Cookbook: A Strategic Recipe for Job Search Management and has been featured in such media outlets as the Globe and Mail, CBC Radio and Global TV.

Don’t just look for a job, conduct a job search!

  What’s the difference between looking for a job and conducting a job search? On the surface, it doesn’t appear to be much since the end goal is the same. There are, however, major differences between the two. Both psychological and tactical advantages can be obtained when you tell people you’re conducting a job search. The key to any successful job search is all about thinking strategically... Read More »

Reaping the Benefits of Social Media: Find a Purpose

Does access to social resources — in other words, social media —benefit everyone? The unfortunate answer to that question is no…and the reason is simple. The fact that we have access to social resources doesn’t necessarily mean that we will be able to leverage them. The average Facebook user, for example, has 130 friends, is connected to 80 community pages, groups and events, and creates 90 ... Read More »

New Year Resolutions…who needs them?

It’s that time of year again when you start to think about the new year and what you hope to accomplish. You’ll get messages from friends, see postings on your favorite social networking website and be inundated with advertisements from every medium you can possibly think of about on how and why it’s important to set your resolutions for 2014. Many of us will ignore these or wors... Read More »

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