Category Archives: Career Advice

Career Advice: How To Succeed and Realize Your Ambitions

September 23, 2016 by Margaret Townsend

How To Succeed Yes we all want to succeed. To BE successful. Yet if you were to pluck 20 people from the street right now and ask them what it means to succeed, you’re guaranteed they will all answer differently. Everyone’s definition of success is different, mainly due to their individual backgrounds, previous experiences, expectations, […]

Best Career Advice: Get A Free Career Coach

September 12, 2016 by Margaret Townsend

How To Get A Free Career Coach Or put another way, career advice, tailored to your needs. There are thousands of career websites published online and you will get to see the ones best optimized for your specific search query. That doesn’t mean you will get the best advice, just the ones with phrases and […]

Job Search Tip Winter Special

September 10, 2016 by Margaret Townsend

The season to be jolly is coming up. To jolly well take advantage of HR practices and turn them in your favour with our number one seasonal job search tip. During the Summer months and in the first quarter of the year, human resources and hiring managers are inundated with resumes and CVs from job […]

Resume Tip: Job Application Cover Letter

September 10, 2016 by Margaret Townsend

When attaching a cover letter to your resume, bear these important pointers in mind. use clean writing paper if it is not an online or emailed job application Apply neat and legible handwriting Address the cover letter to or for the attention of the title or person mentioned in the job ad Alternatively use the […]

How to Prepare for a Job Interview

February 23, 2016 by Margaret Townsend

Use these job interview tips to settle your nerves, go to your interview with confidence and succeed in getting hired. Reflect On Your Successful Job Application and Mentally Prepare Yourself First of all, if you are reading this because you’ve got an upcoming job interview, congratulations! You’ve obviously impressed the recruiter with your application and […]

7 Resume Tips for a Successful Job Application

February 22, 2016 by Margaret Townsend

If you really want to move your career forward or are in a competitive job market you absolutely need to create a resume that makes you an irresistible prospect for the interview list – each time you apply. The best advice is the same, whether you are writing a resume, CV or creating a profile […]

3 Best Time Management Tips for Work Life Balance

February 2, 2016 by Margaret Townsend

Develop the motivation and simple habits to help you manage time better, feel good about your work and get more from life.  The pressure to get through a high workload and hit targets (whether self-inflicted or otherwise) is made even more difficult without special attention to time management. Like it or not there are only […]

Who Cares About Gainful Employment and Work Life Balance

June 28, 2015 by Margaret Townsend

  What it means to be gainfully employed, how it relates to work life balance and why we should care. Second only to personal relationships, work is the most important determinant of quality of life.  Your employer might believe that you are gainfully employed because you receive consistent work and get paid regularly. On the […]

Career Advice: How to Love Your Job

June 15, 2015 by Margaret Townsend

Do you put time, but no energy or passion into your job?  Sleepwalking through the day at work means you are daydreaming away two thirds of your life.  According to Gallup research, less than a third of employees are engaged in their jobs so you are not alone but that small comfort doesn’t make your […]

Career as a Full Stack Engineer

May 20, 2015 by Margaret Townsend

LAMP, MEAN and Everything In Between!  Being full stack is a taller task than it once was. If you are an aspiring or existing Full Stack Engineer (or Full Stack Developer), you should know that you are trading depth (micro level development) for breadth (macro level management) when it comes to knowledge and specialization within […]