Category: Career Development

The Importance of Keeping a Career Journal

Having an updated resume is essential especially if you are always looking for career opportunities. Another tool that you must have if you are career-focused is a career journal. Just as a career portfolio as discussed in an earlier post, a career journal is a notebook where you write down thoughts, ideas and accomplishments related

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How to Create, Host and Promote a Professional Meet-Up Group (Pt. 3)

When executed properly and with patience and consistently a professional meet-up group can give you many professional opportunities! You can discover new connections, build your brand, help the local economy and gain real-world practice by putting together an event. However, one of most unique features of a meet-up is the fact that it is an

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How to Create, Host and Promote a Professional Meet-Up Group (Pt. 2)

There are many great benefits to starting and maintaining a professional meet-up group. If you are willing to take time to build one up you will definitely reap the benefits sooner than later. Promote the Benefits It might be a bit tough in the beginning to attract professionals to the meet-up you just made. Focus

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How to Blueprint a Company You want to Work at

First off, what’s blueprinting? Blueprinting is method in building a network at a company you don’t work for. It is certainly a time-consuming endeavour and before embarking on this project you have to weigh the pros and cons. Is it worth spending time learning and connecting with employees and key figures in the company? Is

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How to Build A Career Portfolio

Even if you are at a current job that you really like that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t develop a career/project portfolio. This type of portfolio doesn’t have to be too fancy (but it can be!) It simply contains many of your career accomplishments in a neat package. This is a great way to showcase another

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The Art of Changing Careers

Sometimes we need a change in our lives whether it be on a personal or professional level. When it comes to your career, change can mean finding a new and challenging path towards something more rewarding. Is it doable? Yes, absolutely. Yet changing your career is a tough endeavour these days. However, if you are

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What’s Your Unique Selling Point (USP)?

A Unique Selling Point is a selling/markerting term that denotes a product, company or brand’s uniqueness in the marketplace which sets it apart from the competition. The USP can also be applied to you as a personal brand. As a job seeker you need to find examples and ways that separate you from other candidates

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