The New Normal

I bet none of us would have ever predicted the chaos and uncertainty which has plagued the world over the past few months.  It has certainly been challenging times, more so for others, For myself personally and for the Mint Talent business, recruitment has been affected greatly and business nearly stopped overnight.  I remember at … Read more

Updating your CV…(or is it Resume!)

For many of us during this chaotic time, uncertainty and a lack of job security is the new norm. As a business owner, I am certainly feeling it every day with pivotal jobs being put on hold, hiring freezes put in place across most businesses, (local and Global), as well as an increase in daily calls … Read more

How to Build Your Startup’s Marketing Team: Advice from a CMO Consultant

As you work on spending your time and resources building a product, the question of when and how to start marketing is a question that many founders delay longer than they should. However, we also know that when startups fail, it is often because their marketing is lacking and not because they do not have … Read more

How to Use the Festive Season to Grow You Career

According to research conducting through McCrindle, if you are between the ages of 25 and 40, you probably will not be working for your current employer in four years time. And, if you are in your twenties or early 30’s, you will probably be with a new employer within 2 to 3 years.  While the … Read more

Hiring Strategies for Startups

After hundreds of hours of sweat equity that you have poured into your startup over the past 14 months your mobile rings with the most exciting news. A local angel investor that you have been building a relationship with over the past 4 months is going to lead your first funding round with a $200 … Read more

Employee Engagement: Winning in the Workplace

Employee Engagement

Doug Conant, a successful American businessman and former CEO of the Campbell Soup Company believed, “To win in the marketplace, you must win in the workplace.” Put simply, this means that employees are excited to come to work each day and are engaged and motivated to accomplish their tasks. When employees are engaged in a … Read more

Resigning Professionally Part 2: Ending on a Good Note

In the first part of this article, I discussed how to tell your boss you are resigning and what to do if you receive a counter offer. That article can be found ​here​. Now that the hard part is over, here are some suggestions on maximizing your last few weeks in the office. Taking Care … Read more

Resigning Professionally Part 1: Giving Notice and Receiving Counteroffers

After stagnating in a marketing management role for the past number of years, you were headhunted and have landed your dream job at a growing startup. With a $20 000 salary increase, more flexibility, a shorter commute, and high potential for growth, you can’t wait to start in just 5 weeks time. Before rushing too … Read more

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