We go through hundreds of resumes every week. You would be surprised at some of the things people include in their resume (or some of the important things they leave out!). To make sure you stand out from the crowd we have put together some tips on what to include with your application to improve your chances of getting noticed. What information you need to include A cover letter explaining which job you are interested in and why you think you would...

BY RYAN HOLMES | AUGUST 30, 2012 On June 6, Larry Ellison--CEO of Oracle, one of the largest and most advanced computer technology corporations in the world--tweeted for the very first time. In doing so, he joined a club that remains surprisingly elite. Among CEOs of the world’s Fortune 500 companies, a mere 20 have Twitter accounts. Ellison, by the way, hasn’t tweeted since. As social media spreads around the globe, one enclave has proven stubbornly resistant: the boardroom. Within the C-suite,...

According to John Bradberry on his article last August 15, 2012, “If you want to accelerate the growth of your business and your progress as a leader, you’ll need to spend less time “doing” and a lot more time managing. Managing is simply defined, is the art of getting things done through others. Whether you’re a corporate manager, director of a non-profit or a budding entrepreneur, here are a few management principles to help you greatly expand your impact. “ Top most...

Struggling with what to write about on your next blog post? try this method: 1. Go to Amazon.com and type in keywords that are related to your niche. For example, if your site was about Web Development, you'd type in web development in the search field. 2. Locate the top books in the search results, and click on one of them. This will open up the page that shows you what it's about, how much it costs, etc. 3. Look inside the cover.The...

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine's "natural," or un-paid ("organic" or "algorithmic"), search results. In general, the earlier (or higher ranked on the search results page), and more frequently a site appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine's users. SEO may target different kinds of search, including image search, local search, video search, academic search,[1]news search and industry-specific vertical search engines. As an Internet marketing strategy, SEO considers how search engines...

It gets more and more difficult to create original logos. No matter how clever your idea, the chances are someone has come up with something very similar. Why is that? Here is a compilation of similar logos, showing them side-by-side so you can see what graphic designers face today. Sumpter & Gonzalez LLP and Stylegala   National Film Board (recently updated) and Virtual Global Taskforce   Carrier and Ford   Ubuntu and Human Rights First Star Sports and maltastar.com     Sun Microsystems and Columbia Sportswear If you need help in the areas...

By Bill Gardner, logolounge.com When gauging the relative merits of the 35,000-plus logos that have been submitted from all over the world to the LogoLounge.com site in the past 18 months, it would have been supremely helpful to have some sort of magical scanner-like device that could objectively compare, classify, and quantify the success of each design. But likely such a device could only spot the obvious visual trends. For example, some directions in design are driven by certain tools. Illustrator’s Swirl...

  You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just read straight through, and you'll get my point. 1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world. 2. Name the last five World Cup trophy winners. 3. Name the last five winners of the Miss Universe. 4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. 5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winner for best actor and actress. 6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners. The point is, none of us...

Definition: vector graphics is the use of geometrical primitives such as points, lines, curves, and shapes or polygon(s), which are all based on mathematical equations, to represent images in computer graphics. Vector graphics formats are complementary to raster graphics, which is the representation of images as an array of pixels, as it is typically used for the representation of photographic images. There are instances when working with vector tools and formats is the best practice, and instances when working with raster...

Taschen has teamed up with Pentawards to produce the most comprehensive publication on package design available. Anyone working in retail, household products, foods, fragrances or related industries knows that - whatever its intrinsic merits - a product is only as good as its packaging. Featuring over 250 projects in more than 40 categories from around the world, Package Design Book offers the broadest possible perspective on the current evolution of package design and how it influences consumer behaviour. Featuring the world's best packaging...

Packaging is the science, art and technology of enclosing or protecting products for distribution, storage, sale, and use. Packaging also refers to the process of design, evaluation, and production of packages. Packaging can be described as a coordinated system of preparing goods for transport, warehousing, logistics, sale, and end use. Packaging contains, protects, preserves, transports, informs, and sells.[1] In many countries it is fully integrated into government, business, institutional, industrial, and personal use. Package labelling (en-GB) or labeling (en-US) is any...

We've learned over the years that  there are certain things to look for when developing a logo. The primary considerations in the creation of a trademark, symbol or icon are always the same; Immediate identification, as well as the visual definition of what a company or product is or how it works, are the objectives. Developing a successful symbol requires meeting many different criteria. Listed below is a checklist of ten criteria that must be considered in the creation of a...