Author: Nikki Gill

A Portfolio – Your Resume’s Best Friend

The resume; a seemingly harmless and simple piece of paper detailing an individual’s work history, education, and skills. In college, a resume is essential to securing a job once you have crossed that stage and accepted your coveted degree, but for many, creating a resume that is brief, but also wholly inclusive of one’s skills and capabilities, is a daunting task. How can I possibly get everything that needs to be said about who I am as a person and [...]

Job Seeker’s Gift Guide

Skim through your list this holiday season - is anyone on that list currently looking for a job? It could be your son or daughter, a friend, a former colleague or a relative. You already know what they want this year - a new job! But how in the world can you provide that to them? Allow us to help. We've rounded up a list of the 10 most helpful gifts you can give a job seeker, that will actually benefit [...]

A Positive Attitude at Work can be the Key to your Success

Maintaining a positive attitude at work will benefit your career and steer you towards a promotion. 36 per cent of professionals polled on LinkedIn agree that a positive attitude is the most important quality that employers look for in candidates and team members. However, maintaining a positive attitude on a daily basis in the workplace is harder than you may think. Work is stressful and challenging, and most professionals face deadlines and obstacles on a weekly (if not daily) basis. [...]

5 ways to combat age discrimination in hiring

Let’s rewind about 20 years and visit a time when new graduates would find an entry-level role within a company and work their way up the ladder for the next 30-40 years before retiring… this almost never happens in the modern job market. Employees stayed with a company for such a long period of time, that age discrimination in hiring was not an issue. Marcel Oosterwijk via Flickr Nowadays, employees typically stay with a company for about two years before looking [...]

How Weather Affects Employee Productivity

Employee productivity in the workplace is one of the key components of a successful business. As most companies pay their employees on a salary or by the hour, they want to ensure that their team members are getting the maximum amount of work completed in the given time frame. In other words, they want more bang for their buck. Productivity is generally the result of an individual’s work ethic. Those who portray an effective work ethic are generally more productive [...]