Post Date: May 15th, 2018

Why your ‘fine’ resume just won’t cut it.

This really happened. The phone rang this morning. A new prospect was calling to ask about resume writing services. “I’ve been applying for a while, but I’m not getting any callbacks or interviews. I think my resume is fine but is applicant tracking software (ATS) impeding me from getting my resume read by a human? […]

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Post Date: April 24th, 2018

Kids.

When it comes to your children’s career development the best advice I can offer is this: Watch for the spark. This is a concept I picked up from a TED Talk by Jane Andraka years ago. It is the idea that you watch for your child’s face to light up when she or he talks about […]

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Post Date: April 17th, 2018

It’s all about the money, money, money…

A member of a Facebook group I recently joined asked this question about compensation: “…hello members – just curious, would an almost 100k annual compensation be an average rate for a logistics manager position? thanks in advance!!” It’s a good question that requires a bit of research. It really depends on the company, the location, […]

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Post Date: April 10th, 2018

Your resume is too generic

I see this often. People see a phrase written in someone else’s resume or LinkedIn profile and they try to copy it. Slowly, but surely the message is lost and they wind up with something that looks like this:  (I found this online recently; apologies if this belongs to you. Below I offer a suggestion […]

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Post Date: April 4th, 2018

A resume is the last thing you need

Susan (not her real name) is in need of a new resume. She tells me she hasn’t been happy at her job for a couple of years and that she’s feeling stuck. She’d like to move to the other side of the country but isn’t sure where. When pressed she tells me she’d like to […]

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Post Date: March 27th, 2018

The Five Worst Kinds of Jobs

There are days we feel we have the worst job in the world. Every once in a while we’re reminded that maybe when compared to other jobs, our jobs aren’t that bad. There’s no “worst job” or “best job” because both are completely subjective. “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” What might be horrible to […]

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Post Date: March 20th, 2018

What a fighter pilot taught me about career development

OODA Loop A few years ago I had the pleasure of working with a fighter pilot. He introduced me to the concept of the OODA loop. I really like this acronym because it’s directly applicable to career development and how to be successful in career transition OODA stands for Observe. Orient. Decide. Act. The fighter […]

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Post Date: March 17th, 2018

Artificial Intelligence will not steal your job

According to a recent Globe and Mail article  “58% of Canadians believe that advances in technology will create mass unemployment.” You know what contributes to mass unemployment? People who do not or will not adapt to an ever-evolving economy. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not going to steal your job. You’re going to let it take your job. […]

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Post Date: March 13th, 2018

Frustrated by your job search? Try this instead.

A person I don’t know recently asked a question in an online group. He asked about different ideas or suggestions on how to find work. Here’s what I recommended: Question Hi, I am a Veteran (Naval Electronics Technician) from the Royal Canadian Navy. I specialized in internal and external communication systems and fluent in repairing […]

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Post Date: March 5th, 2018

What’s in a name?

I hand out a lot of free advice. Why? I have studied career development strategies for 15+ years! I know this stuff inside out. I also know many people struggle to make basic career decisions. So if I can help, I will. Today’s tip comes from an application a friend asked me to review. Before […]

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