I don’t know about you, but my fascination with words began way before I could even read or write. I remember coming home from school distraught at learning that the foamy stuff you wash your hair with was actually called Shampoo and not Shampool… even though the latter’s reference to water seemed more appropriate to me!
At the age of 16, when others were asking for a new cellphone, all I wanted was the newly revised English dictionary. Nerd Alert! Almost two decades later, I still have this dictionary with the handwritten message that says: ‘To the only person I know who wanted a dictionary for their birthday!’
Today my career is entirely based on the power of words and I love how it is an ever-evolving industry. In fact, the Oxford Dictionary completes a quarterly update and includes some of the newest words, senses and subentries to keep up with the times, four times per year. June 2018 saw the latest revised version with 900 new words added. Here are some of the trending buzzwords that made the last update… Look closely and these words will give you a clear picture of what life is all about in 2018!
Whether you’re designing your own marketing material, writing a memoir or attempting to edit a photograph, if you’re running your own business and trying to leverage the social media space, then the internet is a great resource with tons of amazing tools to help make all these creative processes so much simpler. As an entrepreneur and creative soul, I’m sharing some of my favourite online tools with you today and the best part is that these can all be accessed for FREE! Check them out below and learn to maximise your business today!
I have helped so many amazing individuals update their CVs over the past few years and in the process, I have learned a good few tips and tricks. Here I share some vital info you should most definitely consider before putting yourself into the job market with a CV.
#1: Make a great first impression
An employer will receive and review hundreds of job applications on any given day. Make yours stand out! You literally have a few seconds to make a great first impression so be sure that your CV gets the right attention.
Top tip: Throw out your old Word Doc CV that you’ve been updating since the 90s… and get one custom designed to increase the chances of being seen on a potential employer’s desk.Read More »