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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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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Post Date: April 21st, 2015

Four Simple Resume Writing Tips You Need to Know

Resumes that land interviews have one thing in common: they catch and keep the interest of the person reading them. Before you sit down and tackle the daunting task of writing your own resume, use these four tips to improve your next job application.  Know the job Read the entire job poster thoroughly before getting […]

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Post Date: April 9th, 2015

More job opportunities predicted for 2015:  Do you know how to snag one?

Competing in today’s labour market requires more than a resume and cover letter – it involves in-depth research and solid understanding of the company and the people who will hire you. “63% of recruiters will have higher hiring volumes in 2015.” Linkedin’s 2015 Global Recruiting Trends Report With more opportunities comes more competition. As a […]

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Post Date: March 20th, 2015

What makes a great colleague?

Three Career Professionals share their discussion about the OTHER side of work. Earlier this month I shared a post with two colleagues. What followed was great insight and discussion into being parents and career professionals. Thanks to Adrienne Tom of Career Impressions and Skye Berry-Burke from Skye is the Limit for their insights. Maureen: “Ladies, this article reminded me of some of the challenges […]

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Post Date: March 13th, 2015

A Quick Guide to Getting Hired – 5 Questions to Ask Before Your Next Job Search

An email came in from a job seeker. He was struggling to explain to an employer that he was a good fit for a position listed on the career section of the company’s website. The job seeker knew he was a good match, but he was getting frustrated when he tried to match his skills […]

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Post Date: February 28th, 2015

Innovative Strategies to Get You Hired

You want to start looking for a job, but where do you start? With the news full of  layoffs, a very competitive job marketplace, and hiring freezes this puts a lot of pressure on people looking to enter a seemingly unfriendly job market, doesn’t it? A new book “Tell Stories, Get Hired”, can help ease […]

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