Tips, Advice & Inspiration


Image Is Everything

You’ve likely said or heard the above phrase before in some context at some point in time.  That being said, it is not a cliché.  It is not a platitude.  Image is Everything earns exclusion from those ever growing laundry lists due to the fact that it is just that:  A fact. People who represent organizations (from start-ups to enterprises) are largely dependent on their reputation and directly correlated with their success and failure.  Their...

Pick Up The Phone

When we have children we tend to focus on the now, at least I hope we do 😊 My 6 year-old daughter inspires me to put down my phone, my computer and to be in the now! So why doesn’t this apply to work? When we conduct meetings at MoD everyone still brings their phone with them, checks their phone several times and is totally distracted. Now we are implementing to leave your phone on...

Time – You Can Never Get It Back

It has been 60 days since the New Year, and what have you accomplished? Probably not a question you thought you would be asking yourself today, but shouldn’t you? As we begin to quickly approach the end of the first quarter, it is important to reflect on what we have managed to scratch off the ol’ bucket list, and what we have filed away for a rainy day. I challenge you to physically make a...

Do you have a Career Portfolio?

Great question – do you? A career portfolio is as simple as that, a collection of your career successes. While a career portfolio isn’t necessary for every position, it’s still the go-to for plenty of corporate positions. I say to keep it simple and to the point! 1) Create a cover letter – a simple cover letter that is personalized for the job you are applying for 2) Resume – Updated! 3) Letters of recommendation:...

Smartest Thing To Do Before An Interview

Common sense plays a role here, however many people miss this vital step before a job interview. Here is a quick refresher: BE PREPARED! How? 1) Research the company and the people you are interviewing with. 2) Go through your resume; make sure you’re able to speak about your past experiences or accomplishments. 3) Know why you want the job! Seriously, so many people get this mixed up in their heads. You should want the...

I just received TWO job offers! How do I choose?

Congratulations! Take advantage of this opportunity to become a super sleuth. Research, Dig and Decide! Treat your decision with a high sense of urgency so you don’t compromise or lose either of your offers. If you haven’t done so already, research the company, the role and the hiring managers. Ensure that you are comfortable not just with the company, but the team you will be working with, what types of projects you will be on,...