Earlier this week, I overheard a colleague saying they had just learned about photos on resumes, and were surprised that they’re now “a thing.” Although I’ve known about photos on resumes for a while, my colleague’s recent comment got me more curious about them. In this post, I'll reveal the truth about photos on resumes.... Continue Reading →
The hottest jobs for 2019 grads are in the IT sector. Growth in this sector also brings opportunities for people without IT technical skills.
Being strategic about the contact info on your resume, including your address, email, phone numbers and social media handles, can help you get the job.
Some days it's pretty much impossible to take a lunch break. A deadline or big project might take priority. But on an average, calm workday, many people who want to take a lunch break often don’t. Who’s being prevented from taking their breaks the most? Millennials. Although this demographic will make up over 75 per... Continue Reading →
Yesterday I caught a video on Money Magazine’s Instagram feed that suggested I was living under a rock if I hadn’t heard of a new music artist and his hit song with over 70 million views on YouTube. And, apparently, I was, because I hadn’t yet heard the song Old Town Road by rapper/country music... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Ahh, procrastination. It’s a beloved pastime at this time of year, as university students delay studying for exams, and people put off doing their taxes. Studying for exams was a common thing that caused me to procrastinate when I was in university. I’d do anything to avoid studying. In the lead-up to the exam period,... Continue Reading →