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Post Date: November 1st, 2016

How to go the distance. Think like a runner.

I recently joined a running group who meet up twice a week to develop our running strategies, increase endurance and improve our personal times. 10 minutes into our long run one Sunday morning my coach, Duncan told me to slow down.“Wait, what? Slow down? Why?” The more I thought about it the more I realized […]

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Related Categories: Career Development, Job Search, Organizing your job search

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Post Date: October 23rd, 2016

How to write a resume for the right employer

As an executive resume writer, I get a lot of calls from eager job seekers with job postings in their hands, asking if I’ll write them a resume in 24 hours because they ‘need it right away.’ There are resume writing services that do, but I am not one of them. The reason I do […]

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Related Categories: Career Development, Client questions, Resume, Resume Writer Insider Tip

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Post Date: September 27th, 2016

Unfollow. Unsubscribe. It’s time to clean up your feed!

A few years ago my family packed up our house in Ottawa and moved to Belgium. Fast forward a few years and here we are – back in Canada! Now that we’re here, it’s time to update my social media profiles. But I am updating far more than my profile pages. Just as important, I’m updating the quantity and […]

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Related Categories: Linkedin, Online Marketing, Organizing your job search, Social Media

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Post Date: September 9th, 2016

When it comes to your career, who is at the helm?

Yesterday, while at the library with my kids, I picked up a book in the business section and started leafing through it. On the second page I read a line and thought to myself “amen!” “…you own your career. You are responsible for setting professional goals, identifying and developing the right skills…”- Sink or Swim by Dr. Thuy […]

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Post Date: September 2nd, 2016

What were you going to be when you grew up?

This week, my nephew is starting his second year at the University of Victoria. (I’m super proud of him!) I remember the first day of school in my second year. I thought “…if I can just get through this B.A. in Political Science, I’m going to go to law school and be the lawyer that everyone […]

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Related Categories: Career Development, Job Search, Organizing your job search

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Post Date: April 27th, 2016

What every executive should know about their résumé. How to stand out in a competitive market

As an executive career strategist, I have seen tens of thousands of résumés; many look very similar to one another. In fact, prior to my role as senior career consultant with ProMotion Career Solutions, I played a pivotal role in making hiring decisions for a small organization. Most of the résumés I received looked the same. Most […]

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Related Categories: Job Search, Resume, Resume Writer Insider Tip, Value Proposition

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Post Date: April 5th, 2016

What to do when you outgrow your job

The idea of looking for a new job can be overwhelming. I mean, there isn’t anything wrong with the old job. Then it hits you… now that you think about it, there are a few things that have been bothering you. Sure, you were thrilled to receive the post-interview callback when you got this gig, […]

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Post Date: February 2nd, 2016

Create your career story in minutes

There isn’t anyone you couldn’t love – once you’ve heard their story.” Mary Lou Kownacki, Author Storytelling was taught in school. When asked to write stories as second-graders, we remember having to answer the traditional questions: who, what, where, when, why and how. As a tribute to our second-grade teachers, here is an outline of the story […]

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Post Date: January 20th, 2016

Making career decisions can be scary;
But it does not have to be

Career decisions can be scary; what if you make a mistake? Wouldn’t it be nice if your career concerns magically disappear? What would that feel like? What if you could KNOW that everything was going to be OK – and whatever path you chose for your career would be the right path for you. What comes […]

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Post Date: October 19th, 2015

Two Smart Ways to Invest in Kids

When it comes to our kids, we would do just about anything for them. We want them to succeed at everything. We want them to be active, contributing members of society. We teach our kids the best we can and send them to school to learn about the world around. Herein lay the problem. School […]

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