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Five things to remember when writing your professional resume

By August 26, 2014 Business

The job market out there is tough. Hundreds of applicants are applying to fill one position. Your job is to stand out from the crowd. How are you going to make your application look different from the hundreds of applications being considered? Here are some helpful to tips to keep in mind when writing your resume. Stuck on the job search? Make sure you’re looking at all the online job boards such as One Shift .

Don’t forget to brag

Your resume is all about selling yourself. Talk about your accomplishments. What have you done? What are your goals? Use your resume to tell your potential employer about your past experiences and what you have been doing lately. Give details about your performance and what you brought to each role. Do not be afraid to puff yourself up, a resume is not a place to be modest.

Be succinct

Organise your resume appropriately. Employers are going to look quickly over your credentials for items that stand out. Putting your resume in an easy-to-read format will help to get most of the information off the page for the employer. Long pieces of text are tedious and information cannot be as easily gathered. Try listing information instead of using paragraph form. Use only the most important information, so that the employer is not overwhelmed with items that will not resonate.

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4 Neighborhoods to Stay in When You Visit San Francisco 

By August 24, 2014 Travel

San Francisco welcomes nearly 17 million travelers every year, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. The City by the Bay has some beautiful neighborhoods, but which one is right for your vacation?

 

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1. Fisherman’s Wharf is Fishy Fun

 

Most visitors to San Francisco have Fisherman’s Wharf on their itinerary, but you needn’t make a special effort to visit if you base yourself in this buzzing neighbourhood.

Choose a room with kitchen facilities, like the penthouse suite in The Wharf Inn, and buy a fresh catch to cook in your room, or let the pros at the local seafood restaurants work their magic. Charter boats take tourists from the wharf to local attractions including Alcatraz, Angel Island, and other points of interest around San Francisco Bay. Meet local marine life at Aquarium of the Bay or look for sea lions and gulls near the pier.

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When the going gets tough: A lesson from Alice

By August 22, 2014 Lifestyle

By and large I like to accentuate the positive in these pages. I’m a fairly upbeat kind of a person and I like to think my life is heading on a fairly upward trajectory. I get a kick out of sharing that positive energy.

But when a friend of mine lost their job last year, I realised that not everyone is necessarily going to be in quite the same place. And that got me thinking. My friend Alice had enjoyed a well-paid position with a local small firm. She’d been there straight from college and she liked it. She was really happy there.

And that made it all the more difficult when the company went bust and Alice lost her job.

I know Alice doesn’t want to be held up as some kind of a victim here, but as it happens, she had a pretty rough time of it for a while. Being out of work was not something she’d ever experienced, and since most of what she knew about work was quite specific to her old job she was in a bit of a panic. ‘Alice in nowhere-land’ wasn’t who she wanted to be.

Eventually she managed to get herself another job and her story turns out quite happily. But it was painful to see what she went through during that time. That’s why I want to share some of the lessons she learnt, so that, hopefully, if you any of us find ourselves in Alice’s predicament we’ll be that little bit better prepared than she was.

Alice and I have talked this through a lot (Alice is one of life’s great talkers) and here are five takeaways that Alice insists she will do differently next time. This is Alice’s list of what to do if you’ve lost your job (she also makes a lot of lists).

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What Does Your Vanity Cost You?

By August 19, 2014 Lifestyle

How much do we really spend on looking good? Have you actually ever sat down to figure it out? Looking is good isn’t cheap. And everyone who claims that they “WOKE UP LIKE THIS” is pretty much lying.

I’m not just talking about the money that we spend on our gym membership, or the shakes that we buy, but the creams, lotions, etc. They all add up.

The obvious: This is where you see gym fees, fancier cars, and tanning and everything else. We do what we can to hold back the hands of time. Gym fees alone can cost anywhere between $30-$100 a month. Let’s not even talk everything else.

The not-so obvious: Ever notice how our wardrobe changes as your body does? We try to stay in shape (or maybe we don’t), and instead of working out, we just buy new things that would flatter our new bodies better? Heck, buying workout clothes becomes a challenge sometimes- especially if you’re planning on wearing them to the gym.

The subtle choices: These are the choices that are made subconsciously. You know the time when you walk into a store, and pay attention to products that claim to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles? The products that have almost the exact same formula as your normal products, but you’re willing to pay more the magic words on the bottle?

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