Should you put your photo on your resume?

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 →

Does your resume need an upgrade?

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 →

Go Google yourself

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 →

Work emails: Judgement required

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 →

Stand out with these 3 traits

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 →

Can a strong personal brand help you land a job?

I’ve recently posted about the importance of cultivating your personal brand. ICYMI, your personal brand is the image or impression that you can establish about yourself in the minds of others so that they can easily identify what makes you unique, and what you’re considered the go-to expert or resource on. This group includes colleagues,... Continue Reading →

Have you ever been asked by a former co-worker to speak about them to a potential employer? I think it’s an honour to be asked to be a reference because I feel it demonstrates they think highly of me and our work together. In fact, I was recently asked by an old co-worker to be... Continue Reading →

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