The productive vacation checklist

A trip to the tropics. An urban getaway. An escape to the cottage. Or a staycation in your hometown. No matter how you spend your vacation time, it’s important to step away from the daily grind to refresh, recharge and reset. I just got back from a trip to Mexico so I totally understand the... Continue Reading →

Stop putting this section on your resume

If you’ve put a “career objective” section at the top of your resume, you might be missing out on job opportunities. To understand why, let’s start with the purpose of a resume. A resume is a marketing tool that positions you as a valuable asset to potential employers. It frames your past employment experience and... Continue Reading →

When a “perfect 10” isn’t so perfect

In many of the places I’ve worked, part of the annual review process involved evaluating my performance related to different skills and characteristics on a rating scale. Sometimes I ranked myself, or my manager evaluated me, or my peers and dotted-line managers provided ratings. Based on my experience, I would have never imagined that gender... Continue Reading →

Why self-care isn’t selfish

Self-care is all the rage right now. Why? It’s probably because just a few years ago, it was thought of as cool to be extremely busy. Being really busy with work, family, friends and other interests earned bragging rights. But eventually, burnout, demotivation and exhaustion set in, and being busy wasn’t trendy anymore. Self-care can... Continue Reading →

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