Tag 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

24 Best Of Job Search Tips – the real guide for the real jobsearch

January 27, 2015 by Margaret Townsend

You will find great advice from The American Staffing Association on the career and jobsearch theme. I have compiled here what I believe is the ‘best of’ tips for the jobseeker from their website, along with my own interpretations and additional job search tips, career advice and interview tips, which should go a long way […]