Was this person applying to the right #job?

Was this person applying to the right #job?

Hi im a 23 year old female who youd love to have an opporrunity to meet with you for the reception position. If you would consider this, pkease inform me directly at … … ….

I think this person was meaning to be in strictly platonic or missed connections not in the jobs section of Craigslist!!


Variety is the spice and fact of life!

Variety is the Spice of Life

Variety is the spice and fact of life! Now I can’t say I coined the phrase but it did ring true with me when I once read it. Sometimes it’s good to sit back and realize that everyone communicates differently, some are more direct, some indirect. The best way to communicate is to remember that we all  communicate differently, so take that in account  next time you are delivering or receiving an important message.

Why Networking is good for your #career

Networking is Good for your Career


Networking is work. Most of us don’t network enough, but why is it important in your career?

We have all seen the recent power of social networking, but don’t forget the good old get out there and meet people networking. Putting a name to a face increases the relationship even if it’s only been a one time meet.   Get out of your comfort zone and sign up for industry groups, even a book club, or photography course. Networking can be done anywhere.  Make a point to connect with people you meet on Social Media so you can stay in touch.

When you have a strong network you are able to find answers to questions, get different opinions and keep your ear to the ground about new opportunities, as well as others who may be looking for work that you can help. Who knows when they will return the favour!  You will get out what you put in to your Networking, so start tonight by going for #HappyHour

A New You in 2013

How to get a new start in 2013

How to get a new start in 2013

The start if the New Year always seems to be a good time to make some positive changes.

Take stock of where you want to be next year at this time, and start making an action plan to get there.

Goals are dreams with an action plan.

How to Lead?

How to be a Team Leader

The Definition of A Team Leader is: someone who provides guidance, instruction, direction and leadership to a group of other individuals (the team) for the purpose of achieving a key result or group of aligned results.

If you want to be a leader, you should emulate the behaviour you want your team to follow. Actively listen to your team members, repeat back to them so they know you understand them. Try some team building activities to keep everyone together on the same team!

How to start a New Career in the New Year #2013

How to start off a New Career in the New Year

Hello Everyone! Happy New Year!

Take 2013 to be the year you advance your career. You can either advance internally, or externally if you find there is nowhere to go in terms of growth where you are. Start with trying to move internally first, apply to jobs in other departments to show interest, speak to HR about potential roles coming up, you have to put yourself out there. Make sure you have an updated resume. Try a visual resume just for fun. You have to spend time everyday doing something to help your career move forward. Schedule time in your calendar if you find it’s tough to carve out time during the day.

You can take self-training on-line if your company doesn’t offer paid training, or check with your local Collage or University to see what they offer.

You may even meet some interesting people who can help you with your new career.

2012 in review for Resume Detective Blogging

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Chances are you are really slow at work today ….

Having good posture at Work is Important

If you are reading this at work today, chances are it’s pretty slow. Take a few minutes and see if your set up at your desk is ergonomically correct. Yes, you can do this yourself. Make sure your arms are at a 90 degree angle – adjust your chair height to make sure – this is the first step. Try to spread your mouse pad away from your keyboard to make sure you aren’t cramped. Order a headset! and ask if they have an Ergonomic keyboard while you are at it. You should be looking straight ahead at your screen, if you are looking up or down ask IT if they can help you adjust the monitor. Take a 30 seconds to stretch every 30 minutes you sit down. Schedule your self a stretching break in your online calendar.

#HappyHolidays Everyone

Happy Holidays and Good Job Searches

Wishing you all Happy Holidays and Good Career Luck in the New Year for 2013

Have you completed your AODA training? It’s due by the end of this year if you work in Ontario…

How Can I Help?

We are all Able!

If you are not aware of what AODA training is, and you work in a company of more than 20 people in Ontario – get in touch with your HR person right away. AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities) is training for customer service reps, and others that interact with your customers on how to provide service a person with a disability. 1 our of 7 people in Ontario are living with a Disability and with the population ageing, this number is only going to increase.

The best way to interact with a person with a disability is to ask them – How Can I Help You?

That will get you off to a great start. Don’t consider the person “disabled”. They are a Person First – a person with a disability.

There is on-line training material you can review, takes about 45 Minutes – you can go to Ministries website and get started now http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/serve-ability/index.aspx