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17 December 2020
Posted by Joanne

Got your eye on a promotion or raise in the New Year (yes, even in a Pandemic)? Chances are you’ve already started thinking about the big moves (saving the company money or time) that can get you there, but did you know that your day-to-day habits can also help lay some solid groundwork for the…

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25 November 2020
Posted by Joanne

I broke up with my remaining longstanding freelance client last week. I’d worked with Mike off and on for the last 11 years, and I’ve always enjoyed the working relationship we had. As the owner of a successful contracting/renovation company, he wanted nothing to do with writing; he trusted my expertise in the words department…

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29 September 2020
Posted by Joanne

It used to be that listing your hobbies and interests on a resume was a way of giving hiring managers insight into your personality. I don’t come across a hobbies section often when doing client resumes, and it’s not something I recommend or use in my practice. However, when done right, stating your hobbies can…

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17 August 2020
Posted by Joanne

Super excited to announce that I’ll be hosting a storytelling workshop this coming Thursday at 11am (EST) with the HerVana Co-Working Collective in Vancouver Click the link for more information and to register. Looking forward to seeing and connecting with you all! + + + + Are you inspired by all the stories of entrepreneurs overcoming…

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24 June 2020
Posted by Joanne

The following thread is taken from a series of messages on Twitter, written from the perspective of a white man in management. In it he lists a number of ways he realized that Black people are unnecessarily policed and scrutinized at work. It’s the exact reason I’ll probably never work for anyone again.   These…

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30 April 2020
Posted by Joanne

It used to be that managers/companies didn’t mandate remote work due to fear of employees slacking off. However, research has shown that working remotely makes it even harder to switch off. Those who work virtually often work the longest hours of all—at a more intense work pace, and in some cases, under more significant stress. With the…

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27 April 2020
Posted by Joanne

If you’ve been recently laid off due to COVID-19, or you’re in the midst of a job hunt, no doubt you’ve been feeling a lot of uncertainty around work, lately. The good news is that many companies are hiring for remote and in-house positions during this time—and they need to fill essential roles more than…

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