Post Date: September 11th, 2017

Canadian Military to Civilian Career Transition

Last summer, after returning to Canada from a four-year overseas posting to Belgium I reached out to my network from the NATO community to examine the challenges they faced as they began to consider transitioning from a military to a civilian career. The survey was originally conducted to help gain specific insight into their needs. I […]

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Related Categories: Career Development, Federal Government, Job Search, Military, Research

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Post Date: August 31st, 2017

8 things to consider before you leave your job

If the thought of returning to a mediocre job after an amazing summer adventure is keeping you up at night, you’re not alone. Our phone has been ringing off the hook with calls from people interested in finally getting serious about leaving their unfulfilling job. There are just a few things you’ll want to take […]

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

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Post Date: May 29th, 2017

Why I’m not answering emails this week

My husband John was through most of his deployment in Afghanistan in 2007 when we met in Rome for an unforgettable holiday together. It was during that time that we jokingly decided we were going to sail the Mediterranean in retirement. Not long after this, I sat beside a civilian colleague at a military function (Let’s […]

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Post Date: May 27th, 2017

Take 15 minutes this weekend and improve your resume

  It is a busy time of year at ProMotion Career Solutions. We are seeing more and more resumes in need of our expertise. Here are a few missed opportunities we have noticed in some of the resumes sent our way. These simple tips may help you with one of your upcoming applications. 1. Don’t […]

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Post Date: February 7th, 2017

The Value in Connecting with Community

900+ delegates from associations, private practice, government funded programs and academia came together to learn from one another and share best practices at Cannexus, Canada’s largest professional conference for career practitioners. Cannexus17, for me, was all about collaboration; sharing and learning about the latest innovations in our industry so we can take top strategies back […]

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Related Categories: Career Development, Networking

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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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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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