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Daytime napping isn’t just for pre-schoolers

Daytime naps are an integral component in a toddler’s development. Their brains are constantly stimulated as they act as sponges soaking in all of the information around them, and therefore need to nap to allow the brain to process the new data. Doesn’t this also sound like a typical day in your life? Most professionals are stimulating their brain from the moment they open their eyes right through the day until they return home. This stimulation includes watching/reading the news, commuting/driving [...]

The top 4 programs for creating resumes

The first roadblock that many job seekers encounter is where and how to get started. The idea of opening a blank document and creating a resume is generally terrifying for someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing. We polled professionals on LinkedIn to find out where they were getting started when creating their resumes. As most people would guess, 85 per cent of professionals create their resumes on Microsoft Word. This program is an obvious choice for most job seekers [...]

How a typo can kill your resume

Submitting any type of document that is riddled with spelling errors and typos is a bad reflection on your professionalism – but when it’s your resume, it can be the ultimate mistake. This is not new information. Everyone knows that your resume should be perfect without any spelling or grammatical errors, but most resumes out there are not perfect. You’re in luck. If you only have one small typo in your resume, chances are that a hiring manager will let [...]

Using Colour in your Resume: Yay or Nay?

If a hiring manager clicks to open a resume and the document is neon green… chances are they will not be reading it. It is always better to be safe than sorry, and that is why we’ve always recommended to leave colours off your resume. There is a chance that a hiring manager will appreciate the creativity and the unique element of colour in your resume. There is a chance that adding colour into your resume will help you “stand [...]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Adding Your Resume to LinkedIn

When developing your LinkedIn profile, a simple copy and paste of your resume just won’t cut it. Yes, a LinkedIn profile is an online version of your resume – the keyword is online. That means that you are targeting this profile for an online audience, and that is very different from targeting an offline audience. The attention span of an online reader is shorter than that of an offline reader. When it comes to LinkedIn, you are hoping to catch [...]