When I started JobBrander back in 2013 (I can’t believe it’s already been more than two years!) I didn’t quite know what it would end up becoming. Initially, I just wanted a place to pass on my knowledge to other entry level job seekers and recent grads, and while we remain focused on just that at JobBrander, we’ve always known […]

In today’s highly competitive world you must prepare yourself well before going for a job hunt. There are many skills you must learn to ensure the job of your dreams. One of them is writing an effective resume. An employer goes through hundreds of resumes every year. Your resume must have something that will catch their eyes at first glance. […]

It’s finally summertime, but that doesn’t mean we stop working (most of us, anyway). When you’re not on vacation lounging on the beach or sleeping in on the weekend, you’re most likely at work. But this doesn’t mean you have to leave summer outside while you complete your projects indoors. Bring summer into your office and embrace the season with […]

Job interviews simply make us nervous. We dress up in our best outfit, print out our resume and sit in front of our potential new bosses as they proceed to ask questions about our previous experiences and “what would you do if …” scenarios. Then, when the end of the interview arrives, they ask the infamous question: “Do you have […]

In May I got really into reading about startups and small businesses. In addition to the Lean Startup, which I wrote about a few weeks ago, I also read two other books for budding entrepreneurs: Built to Sell and The $100 Startup. All three books have their strong points, but the one thing that stood out to me from Chris Guillebeau’s The $100 Startup […]

I’ve been consistently blogging for several years now, and admittedly when I first started, I spent a lot of time on it. I’d spend hours coming up with topics, crafting a publishing calendar, obsessing over what to write, and carefully pounding out posts that had to be between 800 and 1200 words – the optimal blog post length, or so […]

Oftentimes when we face unemployment, we fall into the trap of just taking any job we can. After all, we have to make ends meet somehow, right? However, realize that you should try to aim for a job that you can at least tolerate, if not enjoy. Christina Faulkner, a Career Advisor for Syracuse University Career Services, offered this advice. “It’s […]

With hiring managers receiving anywhere from 25 to 100 resumes per job opening, making sure that your resume stands out is more important than ever before. You could find a service to write your resume for you, but if you’re not sure about investing money in your resume, you’ll have to do some work on your own. Fortunately, there are a […]

Here’s an obvious statement for you: we spend a large majority of our time at work (unless you’re lucky enough to work from home). For fashionistas, this means the time that we have to put our style on display is pretty limited to a professional atmosphere. But this of course does not mean that we cannot put our fashion skills […]

In 2011, a guy named Eric Ries wrote a book outlining an approach for methodically creating ambitious projects in an environment filled with uncertainty. This book – and the approach – are called The Lean Startup. Since the book came out, a whole movement has formed around building startups in this lean method. There is a website, meetup groups, spinoff books and […]