Career Management – Essential for Financial Security

Career Management – Essential for Financial Security

We debated for a while whether to include a career management section in the website, and ultimately we decided we must because managing your career is a critical component of financial security. Having stable, steadily progressive employment is the major way most of us grow our level of income and savings. From the various resumes we have seen, including discussions with innumerable persons, we can conclude with reasonable certainty that people generally do not manage their career. The evidence

A Leader’s Playbook

A Leader’s Playbook

The previous article Leaders at All Levels highlighted the idea that leadership and personal finance are not mutually exclusive topics. Earning higher income is a key strategy to build personal wealth, and for most persons, higher income is usually achieved through promotions in their jobs. I believe the most effective way to position yourself for a promotion is to demonstrate you have leadership qualities. To accept this premise, we must unshackle ourselves from the belief that leaders

Leaders at All Levels

Leaders at All Levels

To achieve your personal finance goals (e.g. affording a comfortable retirement), increasing your savings is normally a key objective. The first step to save more is usually to reduce your expenses. But at some point, cost cutting runs out of steam, and instead you have to focus on earning more, which for most of us means progressing in our career i.e. getting promoted. The challenge is how to get promoted? There are various ways, of

Resume Tips

Resume Tips

We continually emphasize that an important aspect of managing your personal finances is improving your ability to earn income. While reducing your expenses would provide an immediate increase to your savings, there comes a point when further expense reductions could be difficult; instead  you need a higher level of income. Increasing income, however, takes time and investment, so managing your career upwards is a critical aspect of developing strong finances. We have dedicated a few

More Resume Don’ts

More Resume Don’ts

This is the continuation of the post Resume Don’ts, where we began to provide a detailed point-by-point list of things you should try to avoid when preparing your resume. Your resume is an important document, as it is the key that opens a door to an interview; therefore, it is critical that you avoid as many pitfalls as possible in creating it. In the previous post, we covered a number of out “pet peeves” (which were a miscellaneous collection

Resume Don’ts

Resume Don’ts

Over time, we reviewed a lot of resumes, and honestly, we have felt a range of emotions about them, from frustration when someone does not even bother to make a decent attempt, to amusement at some odd choices, to helplessness when you see someone with potential but they just can’t bring it across on paper. Finally, through this website, we have a chance to offer assistance to those who are truly interested in preparing a proper

Your Resume and You

Your Resume and You

Firstly, and ironically, your resume is not about you…confused? Yes, it is your resume and the content refers to you, but it is not written for you: it is for a prospective employer to evaluate you and your fit for a particular position. Put yourself in their shoes and ask, “what would they be interested in knowing about me and my ability to do this job”. Do not include any extraneous material that is not directly addressing what your

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