Monthly Archives: May 2011

Today is Memorial Day in the United States, where I write from. Since BraveNewTalent is based in the UK, I was undecided as to whether this would be a weird post. I mean, I’m supposed to be paying my respects at a loved one’s grave…not writing a blog post. However, I’m a military brat, which in the States, means I grew up all over, as did my own parents, so I’m quite far from my grandfathers’ resting places. However, the day does put into perspective what it really means to be Brave and highlights the duties of us here at home (whatever side of the ocean you reside upon) to create a world that honors the memory of the fallen.

I was in London during Remembrance Day (or just before it actually) and it took me quite some time to realize what the poppies stood for. While the US observes…

When you find yourself checking Facebook every five minutes you can sometimes find yourself wondering if you’re really doing the best for yourself. Is all this social networking holding you back from what you could really achieve if you got off your arse and tried to actually achieve something?

So conclusions? Twitter is good because you can collaborate with each other in your…

Here at BraveNewTalent we deal with a lot of CVs. We haven’t seen anything like this, but I’m pretty sure we’d hire them on the spot.

Just look at that confidence, the flair with which he states his key skills and abilities. Offering to bring a Rubik’s Cube to the…

I have a lot of mentors. Some I choose, some choose me. But whether talking to mentor, parent, peer or friend, the phrase:

“You know the old adage/saying…” (etc) comes into play. It’s a fair statement; after all, there are sayings, colloquialisms and the like for a reason. They make sense, they’ve been proven to some “folklore” extent and there’s wisdom in the words. But here are a few adages that new…

Sometimes we need inspiration. Are you unemployed or in a job you hate? Do you send out hundreds of applications only to get one reply back saying you didn’t fit the profile they wanted? Do you feel frustrated? Do you wonder why you even bother?

I went through exactly the same thing, and sometimes all it takes to get back on track is a little kick in the right direction. I felt like there was nothing I could do, that whatever I tried, I still wouldn’t get a job beyond putting…

In my family you come to my house for two reasons: because I am cooking or because you need help with your resume. As time has passed, this of course, has extended beyond my family to include friends and friends of friends. Even before I was a recruiter, I worked on resumes for every one. In college, for my husband. You get the picture. And ever since I started working with HR and Recruiters, people seem to think that I hold some magic resume wand. Truth? I’m pretty killer at it. But I digress. I’m here to tell you that everyone dreads writing a resume. Even me, the Resume Fairy. And on the flip side of the coin, even recruiters and hiring managers cannot decide what they want to see. That being said, if you read enough articles on the subject, look over enough resumes, talk with enough jobseekers and…

Writer, website designer and producer, visual artist and entrepreneur, Hillary Carlip has struggled with the idea she should concentrate in just one area.

“For so long, I did so many different things,” she says, “and I kept feeling all my life that if I only focused on one and gave it my all, I could be huge and have great success, although I’ve had a lot of success in everything I’ve done.

“But, I finally made peace with that. It’s just that…