While most folks rely on Facebook as their #1 social media portal, LinkedIn is slowly gaining popularity as the social medium of choice for business candidates, professionals and entrepreneurs. As the power of networking gains widespread recognition, increasingly more people are turning to LinkedIn to build their professional networks
After reading my previous post about Starter Websites, if you wish to develop one for your business, you might need to understand the aspects (and costs) that go into making a website.
There are multiple advantages of having a personal website for your business. Not only does a website lend credibility and substance to your products and services, but it is also a space where you can freely display your passion and idea behind the venture, and strongly resonate with your customers. A starter website can be a simple landing page or a 3-4 page website, and needs to only give an explanation about the products and services, the team and the inspiration behind the venture, and the contact details.
If you read my blog about the ideal time to start preparing for college applications, you must be on course to apply for Early Action or Early Decision already. Most universities have their (first round of) EA/ED deadlines on either 30 October or 1 November.
Very often, students complain to me that they don’t know where to begin when attempting to write personal statements or statements of purpose. The essay question, word count, university expectations and importance of the essay in the college application together tend to weigh on the students’ minds, distracting them from finalizing and writing about the main theme of the essay. Additionally, some find it hard to put their thoughts on paper, while others have too many ideas and are not sure which to focus on.
Planning to go to university in the Fall of next year? Then the current months (June-July) might be the last chance to do some serious thinking, research universities, and shortlist them, in case you haven’t already. In an earlier post, I had mentioned academic and personal factors affecting the choice of universities, as well as studying prospective universities. In this post, I’ll list most of those factors, and answer the first question that parents and students always ask me – “Where to begin?!”
Most folks will remember this famous phone conversation between Cuba Gooding Jr. and Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire.
The same philosophy is applicable to resumes the world over - don’t tell the recruiter what you can do; show them what you can do! Recruiters are seldom interested in what candidates claim their abilities are. Instead, they prefer evidence in the form of (quantifiable) achievements and accomplishments, projects, promotions, and examples with concrete facts and figures to show that the application for the candidacy is worth considering. Vague statements are often overlooked, but points laden with numbers, names and years always curry favour with recruiters.
So you have created a new resume, and you are very proud of it. You have listed your skills, mentioned how hard-working and honest you are, and written the humongous number of responsibilities you have at your current job, complemented well by equivalent and expansive lists of responsibilities in your previous roles as well. You have used a high contrast colour scheme, inserted a cool-looking table, and distributed the information into 3 columns using objects and text boxes to not only make the resume look aesthetic and modern, but also show-off your MS Word formatting skills. You have shown the new resume to your friends and colleagues, and succeeded in eliciting oohs and aahs from them. Everyone has complemented you on the radical style and colouring, and how great it looks.
Many people use the terms résumé and CV interchangeably, not realizing that both documents are very different. While both are ideally used to apply for jobs, their contents and lengths differ a great deal.
According to Statistics Canada, the average undergraduate tuition fees for 2014-15 for Canadian students are CA$5,959. For international students, the tuition fees range from CA$15,000 – CA$27,240 (University of Toronto), as per AUCC.
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