Posts tagged “Career Advice”

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 [...]

3 conversation topics to help you break the silence

It’s your third day at your new job, you step in the elevator on your way up to the office and your boss walks in right after you… what now? You don’t have an amazing 30-second elevator pitch to pull out of your back pocket, so instead you stand in silence until you reach your floor. You definitely didn’t leave a great impression on your boss – you didn’t leave a bad one either – you just left no impression [...]

How to upgrade your skills for free

Job hunting can get expensive. Not only are you spending a lot of time applying for roles and attending interviews, but you're also paying for additional assistance to better your chances. This assistance could come in the form of a course enrollment, an interview coach, or a resume writer. Regardless, this help isn't free. For those of you who don't have extra funds to take these steps, there are free options. Upgrading your skills is not a necessary aspect of [...]

4 goals you need to make right now

An important part of the job search process that is often overlooked, is goal-setting. Goal-setting is a skill we are taught early in our academic careers. We set goals for what we plan to achieve academically and how these goals will eventually lead us onto our career path. In reality, the very first step in your job search process should be to set your goals. If you are unsure of where you want to go, how will you ever determine [...]

Interview tips: how to stand out

It’s interview day. You’ve got your best suit on, you arrived early, and you brought your resume with you. You practiced your best smile for about ten minutes this morning, and you blended the perfect combination of friendly and professional. Now you just have to go in there, give the best possible answers to each question and you nailed it, right? Wrong. Everything you’ve done is standard; these are things that almost every candidate will take the time to complete. [...]