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Job hunting can be isolating, especially if you are primarily focusing your efforts online. Take a break from the computer screen, and enjoy some face-to-face, human interaction! 

Even in my role as a résumé writer, I spend a lot of time in front of a screen. To c...

STEM Career Tip: If you start your career at a small company where you are a "jack-of-all-trades" and the company doesn't succeed, you may struggle to package your work history. Although working across multiple departments is great experience, it can be difficult to co...

What you don't know can't hurt you. Wrong.

When it comes to your career seek constructive criticism! You'll never fully develop your skills unless you address your weaknesses. If your manager or a team member offers you "negative" feedback on your performance, be matur...

Nursing Career Tip: It might seem like a harmless way to vent frustrations, but gossiping about fellow colleagues, your supervisors, or patients can create a toxic work atmosphere.

Stop gossip by preventing it from spreading. Opt not to repeat what you hear. If someone...

Although the number of women with STEM degrees has increased, the percentage of women working in these fields has remained stagnant for 30 years - holding at roughly 20% of total workforce according to Statistics Canada.

There is a positive outlook for future women in...

STEM Career Tip: When it comes to companies, bigger doesn't always mean better. We hear a lot about multinational corporations and the great positions they offer, which contributes to our sense of desire to secure employment with these companies.

Having your mind set on...

Nursing Career Tip: Healthcare is continuously evolving. Advances in technology have dramatically improved patient care over the years, and with technological developments breaking ground every day, this process is likely to accelerate in the future.

This doesn't mean y...

When I meet with my clients, we go over research methods for targeting companies of interest and then locating the appropriate people to cold contact. Typically, this involves the advanced search functions of LinkedIn, among other tools.

A search of the targeted company...

No personal marketing material is complete without a cover letter. A strategically composed cover letter can be the motivating factor behind the reader’s decision to call you for an interview. As a first-person narrative, the cover letter provides you with the perfect...

Nursing Career Tip:

With a wide range of nursing positions, duties will differ across your career. When it comes time to update your résumé, it's simply not enough to state, "Provided patient care."

You need to get more specific. For example, what type of patients do you...

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