Editorial

Even with a lack of employment, there is much to be thankful for.

It goes without saying that 2020 has been a heck of a year.

First, the virus. Then the protests and riots. And of course, the economic collapse. The amount of hardship everyone has gone through is insurmountable.

Yet, we are still here.

That is something to be celebrated.

As we…


Resume Tips

The beginning and the end will guide us toward the middle.

When I was an aspiring screenwriter, one of the big lessons I learned was to know the beginning of the story and the end.

Why?

Because for one, the story will just keep going and going and going if the ending is unknown when pages and time are limited.

Two…


Entrepreneurship

Companies love people who think like a CEO.

These days, entrepreneurship is on everyone’s mind.

With the pandemic eliminating millions of jobs, entrepreneurship has become more encouraged than ever. Even I encourage it.

That said, since I first proclaimed my opinion, I have received many responses from people, saying they are just not ready for it or they…


Editorial

No one is ever really stuck.

We are eight months into the pandemic and there is no end in sight.

Although unemployment numbers have decreased and some companies are still hiring, more businesses — even entire industries — are downsizing or closing altogether.

Overnight, millions have to go home without the bacon. Dream careers vanish without…


Job Search Advice

Ghosting from recruiters is never pleasant, but it can be eliminated to our advantage.

Nothing reminds me more about the similarities between job-searching and dating than ghosting.

It tests our patience and brings up feelings of anxiety and rejection.

Just as it is considered cowardly in the dating world, it is deemed unprofessional in the working world no matter who does it. …


Job Search Advice

You haven’t done the job yet, but you know you can do it.

I never stop looking for my next great opportunity.

And during those years, I have come across and applied to countless job descriptions from Fortune 500s to boutique start-ups.

Honestly, the type of company really does not matter on paper. At this initial stage, all I care is whether I…


Perspective

When looking for the next opportunity, the details are just as important as the big pictures.

I was conducting a free consultation with a prospective client a couple of months ago. He was an extremely artistic graphics designer who initially utilized his talent in the space of visual merchandising and consumer packaged goods.

But his skills did not stop there. As he climbed up the ladder…


Remembrance

5 quotes from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg that will do women — and men — some good in our own quest

This week, I had actually prepared a completely different article since I try to stay away from politics, but in light of the passing of a game-changing icon, I thought it would be more appropriate to mourn the loss with five of her famous sayings to inspire us as we…


Perspective

Knowing the purpose of any task provides the purpose for our lives.

This is a question we wonder all the time, maybe even all our entire lives.

“What is the purpose of my life?”

Very early on in my career, this question constantly lingered in my mind as I sat on my couch watching the Travel Channel or as I analyzed spreadsheets…


Self-Care

Being memorable requires proactively offering value.

As I sit in my living room on this Saturday before Labor Day 2020, I am scrapping for a topic to write about for this article.

Not only are 7.8 billion people dealing with the pandemic, but millions are also fed up with the political unrest that has mucked up…

Cindy S. Cheung

Data Analyst. Screenwriter. Project Manager. Now, Resume Coach. A student of life and West Coast Swing. A promoter of self from within. www.sunbreakresumes.com

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