I came across an amazing interview on The Best Business Show with Anthony Pompliano with guest Hannah Maruyama, co-host of The Degree Free podcast. Hannah brings incredible insight over the question of whether one actually needs a college degree to secure a good-paying job. I’ve wrestled with this question before, in my blog “Is a… Read more »
What’s it like to work in the Bitcoin industry
Despite the recent price drawdown of Bitcoin, you can’t ignore its incredible price action over the last thirteen years, from zero dollars to its all-time-high of US$68,000 in late 2021. It’s been breathtaking to see the number of companies which has risen around the Bitcoin ecosystem, such as crypto and Bitcoin-only exchanges, crypto wallets and… Read more »
Can I exclude from my resume a job that I left during my employment probation period?
The Employment Probationary Period Let’s say you took a job that didn’t work out. You only stayed for a few short weeks and left within the employment probation period. Are you obligated to put that employment stint into your resume’s work history? I get why you’d want to leave it out of your resume. You… Read more »
How do I know if this is the right company to work for?
Choosing the right company to work for is not easy.
Should you use a broad-based resume, or one that is specific and narrow?
One of the benefits of using a broad-based “general” resume is that you can use the same one and send it to dozens of employers, saving you a lot time and energy. A broad-based resume is one where it sets out your entire inventory of skills, without focusing or emphasizing any particular set. It tells… Read more »
Medical Mask Resellers Punished in Canada
I wrote a short article for Mises.org back in April 2020 talking about how independent vendors of medical masks were fined for reselling PPEs when they were in short supply at stores and pharmacies. I was asked by my friend Dr. Walter Block, a libertarian scholar and professor of economics at Loyola University at New… Read more »
Career Night with UBC International Relations & Political Science Students
On January 22nd, I was invited by the UBC International Relations Students Society and the Political Science Students Association to take part in a alumni-student facilitated networking event. The central theme was about developing one’s career path and preparing for the job market. Managed by Reshaad Ali, UBC Alumni Engagement Manager, and assisted by Maria… Read more »
JET Career Workshop
Last Sunday Nov. 25th, I once again had the opportunity of presenting a resume workshop to past participants of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET). (The last presentation I gave to this group was three years ago so it was good getting reconnected to the Program.) As some of you might know, I was… Read more »
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 »