I’m a parent and am inspired by many of the working moms at my office. I want to ask them how they balance it all, but I’m afraid to admit I’m struggling. Should I reach out anyway?

Yes. The stigma around discussing how challenging parenthood can be – particularly with colleagues at work – may be the reason we think struggling with it is a personal failure. Opening up a dialogue can help diminish that stigma. Plus, many companies have resources in place to help parents get the support they need. Find out what your company has to offer in terms of support. We think many employees would be surprised to learn there are many resources available to assist them. And even if your company does not have mentorship or coaching programmes, parents shouldn’t feel like they have to keep silent when it comes to family-related questions; being open about the topic may make it easier to get past feeling like you’re having trouble keeping up. When companies help empower women to succeed in their personal lives, they also set them up for new levels of success in their careers. And that’s an important precedent to set for this generation – and for generations to come.

Do cover letters help you get a job?

80-90 per cent of jobs still believe in the cover letter. Cover letters help make the case for you as an applicant and can provide valuable information to recruiters and hiring managers, not only through their content but just through the fact that you took the time to write one at all.

Is it ever okay to tweak my job titles?

While it’s never okay to straight-up lie about (or even embellish) your work history, there are cases when tweaking your job titles is permissible. Just remember: The key is to use your job title to clarify your role – not to mislead. If tweaking a title feels like a stretch, you can instead focus on crafting strong bullet points to clearly convey your responsibilities or use your summary to lend additional context to your qualifications.