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I am a firm believer that some people enter into our lives who have been sent to make us better and in my case that person is Michelle Marquez. I first met Michelle when we were studying law together at university and whilst our careers took different paths, she has constantly been an inspiration to me. After university I went into journalism and Michelle began working for a group which dealt with the stock market, managing exciting themes like arbitration, fraud and securities practices, exciting for some at least! To me Michelle has the skills which I believe could work…

When I was younger I always knew that my biddy Eric Wetlaufer was going to go into journalism, not only did he love to write but he also loved to gossip about events here in Wesson. Whether it was a couple who had fidelity issues, a company in disrepute or petty crime in the area, he would be the first to know about it. Eric and I email quite regularly and I was fortunate enough to meet up with him last week for a full and frank conversation on why he loves journalism. If you are at all interested in…

It is fair to say that professionals like Dr. Ryan Shephard have a job which is widely respected by the entire community. Everyone knows that in order to be a doctor one must work very hard and very selflessly in order to achieve such a position. As much as this is a position which many people would like to do in their lives, it is a position which certainly comes with its challenges. I spoke to Ryan recently to find out what, in his view, were the biggest challenges of a job like being a doctor. Death Dr. Shephard says…

Those who enter university today must be aware of the prospects of the career choice they make. With the cost of a college education, soaring, understanding the financial prospects of a career choice can make the difference in whether you will be able to pay back the student loans you will likely have to take for your education. And whether you will have a job that can support you throughout your working career. In terms of picking a high paying and in-demand career, data scientist is near the top of the list. It is a career that is at the…

The search for job satisfaction is one worth taking seriously. Our jobs are big part of our lives, and how you feel about yours spreads out to affect the rest of your life. If you’re blessed with a job where your efforts are rewarded by managers, or even simply recognised, with your achievements noted rather than quietly appropriated by the upper echelons of the company, it gives you a sense of energy and satisfaction that will carry over to other parts of your life.  On the other hand, if your work doesn’t challenge you, if it asks for concentration and…

We may know someone like Shahriar Ekbatani LinkedIn, who is a top civil engineer and yet probably have no idea what their job entails or why it takes someone special to excel at the profession. Civil engineers have jobs that are both demanding and stressful. They are required to work long hours utilizing deep deliberation and be prepared to repeat things constantly before they are acceptable to their managers. To master this job you must master a set of skills and qualities that few can. But for those who can, they are gifted with a high paying career with abundant…

People often spend a lot of time considering what they will wear and trying to guess the types of questions a job interviewer might ask. These are important things to prepare for, but they don’t go far enough. It’s equally important to take the time to understand the point of view of the hiring manager. Does the Candidate Truly Understand What the Job Entails? The fact that a candidate read and understands the job description won’t come off as overly impressive to the hiring manager. This is especially true when considering that the ability to research a company, its competition,…