After several weeks of job interviews, and perhaps one or two pre-employment assessment tests, you finally get your job offer. The salary and benefits look acceptable. But before you accept that offer and tender your resignation at your current job, there are a few things you should know about your new employer and the position… Read more »
During a job interview, it is important to create an atmosphere of positivity and to avoid saying things that are negative. Due to human nature, we don’t like to hear negative things or to hear the word “No”. The Japanese, who are obsessed with maintaining social harmony, are known to never utter the word “No”… Read more »
Whenever you think of someone who’s a “consummate networker”, you conjure up an image of a person who has a busy social calendar, someone who’s popular at cocktail functions and knows how to work a room.
In Steve Jobs’s famous 2005 Stanford University commencement speech, the iconic tech leader tells young graduates to do what they love, that their time is limited, and that they shouldn’t waste time living someone else’s life. Jobs tells them that one should live each day as if it were his last. In final, he advises… Read more »
Clients often ask me how a resume should be formatted. (Note: this question doesn’t relate to resume types (e.g. chronological, functional, combination resumes), a subject which I will cover in a future blog.) The question relates to how a resume should be laid out from a visual, style and design standpoint. In other words, what… Read more »
I was helping a university student today with her resume, and she lamented the fact that out of the dozens of recent online job applications she made, she did not receive one single reply.
One of the biggest hurdles for workers returning to the job market after a hiatus of several years, is dealing with gaps in their resumes. More and more Americans find themselves leaving the workforce for a variety of reasons – taking care of aging parents, company downsizing, jobs outsourced overseas, career changes.
Tattoos have never been more popular than they are today. Every other celebrity seems to sport tattoos – from Angelina Jolie to David Beckham to Johnny Depp – and shows like “Miami Ink” and “L.A. Ink” have become popular television programs. Fifteen years ago, there were only 12 tattoo shops in the Vancouver Lower Mainland;… Read more »
Finding work doesn’t have to be a passive process where you’re constantly checking classified ads or online job boards. You can consult with employment professionals who’ll help you find work which you enjoy, work which will utilize your talents and skills.
Note: This article is intended for secondary and post-secondary school students interested in mining jobs. Have you ever gone off to summer camp, wishing you never had to return back to the city? Does the idea of working outdoors – perhaps in remote areas or in the wilderness – excite you? How about traveling to… Read more »