8 steps to create your personal brand

As CEO, Steve Jobs built a strong, innovative and remarkable personal brand that has become bigger each day. The company’s new CEO, Tim Cook, is quoted as saying that Jobs’ vision and leadership “guided Apple to its position as the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company”. Because of that, the company’s future is still upbeat. In his resignation letter, Jobs wrote “I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it”.   Jobs' reputation serves as a proper [...]

6 Ways to Win Over Any Hiring Manager

Hiring managers are enigmas of the job search process. The entirety of a hiring manager’s job is choosing the best candidate for the company’s job opening. It weighs upon their shoulder to sort out hundreds of resumes, schedule and conduct interviews, and notify the department heads of the job opening’s outcome. The most successful job seekers get the best opportunities because they tend to think like the hiring manager. Here are the things you should know about a hiring manager: A [...]

Current and Future Resume Trends

As I mentioned in an earlier blog post; the word "Resumé" is a North American term coined from the Latin and French words meaning “re-take” and “summary.” It is the word we’ve chosen to define the document which summarizes one’s education, profession and related experiences.   As the world migrates to a digital business community, resume writing has begun to lag behind, sticking to the more staid resume conventions featuring lengthy objective statements and overly flowery language that perhaps lacks real [...]

Selling Yourself—Show Up Strong Even if You’re a New Grad

You’ve just graduated from university or college. You have the skills, the passion and the drive and you can’t wait to start a career in your field. You send out your resume to a position that seems like the perfect fit for you. When there’s no response, you send out your resume again. And again. And again. Pretty soon you’ve fired your resume off to dozens of different companies and you haven’t heard a word back from anyone. Sound [...]

LeBron James is Further Proof that Elite Talent Is Always Welcomed Back

If you have even a passing interest in sports, you're probably aware of the story of LeBron James. Actually, a lot of people who hate sports have probably heard about it—whether they wanted to or not. Widely considered the best player in the NBA, he left Cleveland in 2010 to join a super-team in Miami. Cleveland fans burned LeBron jerseys in the streets, and Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert posted an infamous letter online that eviscerated 'The King' for his “cowardly [...]

How to Interview for a Job

So you’ve done your due diligence and thoroughly prepared for your upcoming job interview. You’ve picked out a proper outfit, looked at the questions you’re likely to be asked, and researched the company and the keywords so you can figure out how you’ll answer those questions. Now comes the matter of the interview itself. We have some tips for those who want to know how to have a good interview.   Make a Good First Impression You likely know the expression that [...]