Career & Education

Please help me with my résumé!

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, May, 27 2018    

Dear Career Advisor:My name is Georgia. I have been trying to secure a new job but to no avail. Can you please take a look at my résumé and let me know what I am doing wrong?I have attached the résumé for your perusal.Thanks in advance. Read More

Children in charge

Sunday, May, 27 2018    

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... Read More

Five financial habits to avoid in your 20s

Sunday, May, 20 2018    

Long-term financial planning may not be at the forefront of one's mind when they're a 20-year-old university graduate. Read More

Penwood High resumes Open Day, showcases students' work

BY FALON FOLKES Career & Education writer folkesf@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 20 2018    

After over two decades of not staging the event, Penwood High School has revived its annual Open Day to showcase work done by talented students. Read More

Rita Marley Foundation Essay Competition now open

Sunday, May, 20 2018    

The Rita Marley Foundation has announced that the closing date for entries in its essay competition is June 4. Read More

St Patrick's Foundation raising funds online

Sunday, May, 20 2018    

St Patrick's Foundation has launched an online campaign to raise funds to support its skills training initiatives. Read More

iCreate/UCC graduate 1st cohort

Sunday, May, 20 2018    

The iCreate Institute hosted the closing ceremony and graduation for its first cohort of 2018 last Thursday, awarding over 100 young people with creative certificates and diplomas. Read More

Sandals resorts open hands, hearts to 400 on Teachers' Day

Sunday, May, 20 2018    

Knowing it's the only day of the year they can truly call their own, Sandals and Beaches Resorts treated over 400 educators to a luxury-included day at their resorts for Teachers' Day. Sandals and Beaches resorts in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Negril and Whitehouse,... Read More

St Michael's Primary students 'eat up' nutrition

Sunday, May, 20 2018    

In recent weeks, students attending St Michael's Primary School in central Kingston have been leaving no leftovers from their lunch, following the introduction of new and nutritious ways of preparing meals at the canteen. Read More

Basic guidelines to polish your résumé

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, May, 20 2018    

Dear Georgia R:As promised in our last edition, this week we will provide you with some basic guidelines that will help you, as well as other readers, in polishing your résumé. Read More

In mommy's shoes

Sunday, May, 13 2018    

Like mother, like daughter; the apple doesn't fall far from the tree — truisms which signal that a mother's influence on her children is undeniable. Wittingly or unwittingly, many little girls grow up exhibiting their mothers' traits and adopting their habits. Read More

Professor Dale Webber appointed next principal of The UWI Mona

Sunday, May, 13 2018    

The University of the West Indies Vice-Chancellery announced on Friday that Professor Dale Webber, current Pro Vice-Chancellor, Graduate Studies and Research has been appointed principal of the Mona Campus in Jamaica. Read More

Rainforest treats Iris Gelly teachers

Sunday, May, 13 2018    

The staff at Iris Gelly Primary School is accustomed to paying their own way to enjoy themselves on Teachers' Day. Read More

What kind of parent are you?

By Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, May, 13 2018    

'Authoritative' and 'authoritarian' are words that may easily be confused as they relate to parenting styles. They sound similar, but differ drastically in meaning. They are different approaches to parenting with generally different outcomes, just as the words 'punishment' and 'discipline' are... Read More



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