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Basic guidelines to polish your résumé

Dear Georgia R:As promised, we will provide you with some basic guidelines that will help you and other readers to polish your résumé.• Keep your focus on the needs of the reader (recruiter or employer). Tailor your résumé to the specific organisation and to a specific job opening or functional area. Click here to read Read More

'A house without a library has no soul'

The Early Childhood Commission used the occasion of the basic school book donation ceremony in Kingston on Tuesday to remind parents to do all they can to sculpt their children’s reading and writing proficiencies.The push came from Norda Seymour-Hall, director for sector support at the commission. Click here to read full story

Thank you, Junior Achievement!

Sineal Smith is a second-year student in the Faculty of Law at The University of the West Indies, Mona, and holds the position of general secretary of the Jamaica Union of Tertiary Students. She was previously treasurer of the National Secondary Students’ Council and is a former head girl of St Jago High School.But for Read More

Careers in international fashion

The fashion industry is more diverse than the troupes of models and designers usually ascribe, and more profound than the glitz of the catwalk might suggest.Scores of high school students came to discover that perspective at a recent symposium mounted by SAINT International as part of the fashion house’s slate of events for its recently Read More

Pension saving isn't only for 'old people'

Current data indicates that most Jamaicans who are currently employed may have no income but the meagre payments from the State-run National Insurance Scheme (NIS) when they retire. Click here to read full story

Levaugn Gayle is champion speller 2018

The seven-letter word that evokes images of spewing lava currently threatening Hawaii was the one that brought Levaugn Gayle the win in Wednesday’s Little Bee Competition.The six-year-old, of Sandhurst Early Childhood Development Centre, correctly spelled “volcano” and beat a field of nine of his peers to snatch the 2018 title. He was also judged top Read More

7 fashion careers you should consider

If you are in the know about current fashion trends, have an eye for style or the drive and desire to turn your passion into a profitable and rewarding career, then perhaps a career in the fast-paced fashion industry is the right path for you.Some of the most popular fashion careers include: Fashion Illustrator Click here Read More

What do I want to be when I grow up?

They may still just be going to preschool, but that was the question on the minds of the tots at Little Thinkers Daycare and Kindergarten on Friday when the institution, which operates one of its two locations at the Jamaica Observer, staged Career Day. Here are some of their answers… for now anyway. Click here Read More

Children in charge

In recognition of Children’s Day, Sagicor Group Jamaica hosted 14 of its team members’ children at a “Children in Charge” day where they were exposed to Sagicor culture and a range of career options at the financial services company. They were later assigned to various departments and had a power luncheon with members of the Read More

An alabaster calling

When Egbert Hamilton stumbled upon the alabaster stone in the hills of Bull Bay, St Thomas, in 1969, it sparked a fire in the then 19-year-old. He felt compelled to find out what beautiful trinkets could be created from the smooth, fine-grained rock.At the time, he was working with an older gentleman making costume jewellery Read More


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