In Dare to Lead, Brené Brown outlines the benefits of knowing your value vs. hustling. Read the post to understand your personal value proposition.
Sending a thank-you note in the mail is a way to stand out after a job interview or informational interview.
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 →
Gone are the days of using a simple Microsoft Word document template for your resume. New modern resume templates look great and can give job searchers a competitive edge. If you’ve never seen one, they are generally aesthetically pleasing and unique, and use colour, icons, images and creative ways of laying out text. Pre-designed templates... Continue Reading →
It's Valentine's Day, so many of us will spend time thinking of our loved ones today. But don't forget to consider the person that each of us truly loves most - ourselves. When you're not spending time picking up flowers for a partner or meeting a friend for a late Galentine's Day drink, show yourself... Continue Reading →
“Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water, or do you want a chance to change the world?” This was the question that Steve Jobs of Apple posed to John Sculley, an executive who was working at Pepsi, who Jobs wanted to take on the role of CEO at Apple.... Continue Reading →
Where do you see yourself in 10 years from now? How about 20? Have you ever realized that where you see your career in the distant future can depend on your job today? The job-related decisions that you make now can play a role in the path your career takes, and can impact whether your... Continue Reading →
From a formal “Dear” line and asking about your weekend, to one-word messages and emojis, to swear words and jokes that toe the line into being NSFW. There are many different approaches to how people write emails at work. A friend and former colleague, Amanda, recently sent me a hilarious video of sketch from CBC’s... Continue Reading →
A resume can get your foot in the door when you’re looking for a job. But, oftentimes hiring managers want a new hire to fulfill criteria that can’t be expressed on paper. Why? These traits will help hiring managers ensure that the candidate will benefit the organization in ways that go beyond just fulfilling their... Continue Reading →