2017 UBC Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) Career Evening – “Limitless”

On Thursday March 9th, I had the opportunity of speaking in front of UBC Arts students about the value of a liberal arts degree, the career paths available to undergrads, and how to approach the job market. I, along with a panel of other Arts alumni, spoke for about 45 minutes at Café Medina, in… Read more »

Is It Ethical To Leave Out Your Past Employment in Your Resume?

Like many ethical questions, the answer is “it depends”, which means there is a “yes” and “no” component to the answer. At the outset, I should state that a resume is your own personal work biography rather a legal document, so you are not required to state every job you’ve ever had. But what you… Read more »

Why A Lot Of Executive Resumes Get an “F”

                  ONE OF THE MOST COMMON MISTAKES that successful managers make in their job applications is their inability to tailor their resumes according to the hiring manager’s needs. VPs, directors, and C-suite executives expect that their advanced degrees and former job titles and responsibilities will do the… Read more »

What do you say when your job interviewer asks, “What is your expected salary?”

Most job interviews end when the hiring manager takes one last look at your resume and asks, “What is your expected salary?” Some people get uncomfortable around the discussion of money, but during the job interview process, you’ll need to get accustomed to talking about salary numbers. My suggestion to my resume clients is to… Read more »

2015 CKNW Orphans’ Fund Pledge Drive a Success!

This year, I got to participate in the CKNW Orphans’ Fund Pledge Drive held at the Terminal City Club in downtown Vancouver. As a member of the Rotary Club of Vancouver, I was happy to volunteer to answer calls from donors making their pledges. The Rotary Club of Vancouver has long been a supporter of… Read more »

Back at UBC after 25 Years!

I felt honoured to attend the UBC Fall 2015 graduation ceremony last Thursday Nov 26th as an Alumni Representative. The ceremony was held at the Chan Centre at 12.30pm. The weather was perfect with clear blue skies, and I saw dozens of proud and happy parents, grandparents, and siblings swarming around the new graduates. Their… Read more »