For those working in communications, gaining a certification can increase your knowledge and skills, allow you to be recognized for what you already know, and earn you notable credentials to use in your title. Looking for a job? A relevant certification can make you more appealing to potential employers over the competition. Have a job?... Continue Reading →
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.
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 →
The cocktail reception at a conference. The Facebook group meetup. The after-work social. The period before a lunch or panel discussion starts. All of these events are great opportunities for networking. But, some people cringe when faced with a similar scenario. If that’s you, remember that networking is worth the work. Your network is important... 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 →
Searching for a job is a job in itself! We put hours into our resumes. We often think that this effort won’t go to waste, as many of us assume that the person who reviews our resume will spend lots of time doing so. However, a study of the people who screen resumes revealed that... Continue Reading →
A recent Fast Company article on the current state of the freelance job market revealed, at least in the eyes of this media outlet, that “working for one’s self used to be the definition of the American dream – and, apparently, it still is." The article reports on the Freelancing in America 2018 study, which... Continue Reading →