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The Minimalist Approach in How to Chose a Font for Your Resume

Since Steve Job’s love for simple design I have been reevaluating  the minimalist theories; a minimalist life, minimalist principles, minimalist aesthetics are just a few topics I am following in various articles and blogs. I should first say that I am not a big fan of the minimalist art. I can stare as long as I physically can into Malevich’ …

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Why I Say “No, Thank You” To a “Thank You Card”

One of the questions that keeps popping up lately is about Thank You Cards versus Thank You Notes (or emails). I have never sent a Thank You Card since email communication has taken the lead over snail mail. I don’t believe in cards anymore. Don’t get me wrong,  I encourage everybody to make sure and …

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One More Time: Target and Customize Your Job Search

Looking for a job is hard work and writing or updating the resume for most of us is a daunting task that overwhelms and frustrates even the best writers at times. I believe in targeted resumes, and although you can find more comprehensive and complicated explanations of this term on the net, I always tell …

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Fibre, Style and Suits

As you have always been told, if you’re looking for a shortcut to the job or career wanted, dress smart! It is that simple! A few days ago I read an article that reminded me of Lynda Goldman’s book You’re Hired… Now What?  I loved the book and I definitely recommend it to everybody in …

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Shorts, Sweat and Office Environment

Vancouver is a city consumed with fitness and being fit and healthy. Lululemon is our Goddess and Manolo Blahnik has nothing over the $90.00/pair Saucony Peregrine. No, it is not  a wine as I first thought but apparently a highly praised pair of running shoes. You go shopping and want to be cool, put on …

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Casual Friday – 3 Rules

How do you dress for a casual Friday in your workplace? I have been thinking about this for a while now and the only clear idea is there are no clear rules. Every company seems to have their own understanding of casual Fridays. The truth is though that, at least in Canada, and Vancouver specifically, …

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Business Card Reader

We all have piles and piles of business cards all over the office. Personally, I hate seeing so much paper wasted away. Let’s face it: how many of you really take the time to organize the business cards? My husband is the worst of all: every day he comes back home with a pocket full …

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Smart Business Cards

I found these funny but smart, bold and so very different business cards, courtesy of  The Fire Wire blog and thought I’d share: For more ideas, visit The Fire Wire blog: http://larryfire.wordpress.com/2008/08/24/clever-business-cards/?blogsub=confirming#subscribe-blog

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Business Card Etiquette

Have you noticed that every person that presents his/her business card has their own way of doing so? And once you have the card, do you put it in the wallet immediately, do you fidget a bit with it and then slip it into the pocket? Has it ever happened you left it behind, on …

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