Category Archives: Career development

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 […]

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 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 […]

Privacy Central to Changing Jobs and Dating

April 26, 2015 by Margaret Townsend

Like the formal dating scene, especially for those of us changing jobs, in our job search we need privacy and great matches, not social noise. Seeking Social Media Benefits Recently a friend has been sending me invites to join a travel based social site, where you can rate locations and share advice and tips with […]

Gender Diversity in the 21st Century Workplace

April 4, 2015 by Margaret Townsend

What will diversity look like ten years from now, a quarter way through the 21st Century? Is gender diversity relevant as the lines between male and female, their attributes, behaviors and roles become more and more blurred? Are male and female brains different anyway and are we dealing with gender bias the right way when […]

Is HR philosophy stifling your ingenuity at Work?

March 20, 2015 by Margaret Townsend

If you are losing yourself in an effort to ‘fit in’ at work then it is time to read this career advice. And if HR practices are really stifling your ingenuity then it may even be time to move on While browsing issues relating to employer behavior recently, I nearly fell off my chair when […]