Post Date: July 10th, 2018

Is your first impression in a job search kinda …meh?

Do you ever look at a job poster and think to yourself… “I can do that” If so, that’s not a job for you. [I know, right?! You weren’t expecting me to say that] You want to look at a job poster and think to yourself… “That’s it! That’s the one. I’m going to drop […]

Continue Reading >

Related Categories: Career Development, Job Search

Posted In: , , , , , , ,

Post Date: June 25th, 2018

How to clean up your resume this weekend

According to Trading Economics job vacancies in Canada are on the rise meaning there are more jobs open to candidates as employers struggle to find (specific) talent. If you’re looking for a new gig in the next six to twelve months, now is the time to get organized to conduct an effective job search. If you’re like […]

Continue Reading >

Related Categories: Career Development, Organizing your job search, Research, Resume, Resume Writer Insider Tip, Value Proposition

Posted In: , , , , , ,

Post Date: June 18th, 2018

What the hiring manager isn’t telling you and you need to know

“We found someone more qualified for the position.” “You were our second choice, we’ll certainly hold your resume on file if something else comes up.” “You interviewed really well, but we decided to go with someone else.” These are a few of the nice ways you are being told your interview didn’t go well. Hiring […]

Continue Reading >

Related Categories: Career Development, Interview

Posted In: , , ,

Post Date: June 12th, 2018

How this tiny resume mistake could cost you your dream job

Imagine you’re watching the season finale of your favourite TV show and right at the moment the actors on screen are about to reveal the final cliffhanger – your power goes out. “gasp!…what just happened?”  That’s what it’s like reading a resume that states only what a person is capable of doing and doesn’t go […]

Continue Reading >

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

Posted In: , , , , , , ,

Post Date: June 5th, 2018

You’ll need more than money to plan a happy retirement

By the time you retire, you’ll know that retirement is about more than money; it’s about designing the life you want. Shift Like any career transition, there will be a significant shift in your day-to-day activities. What is surprising to most people is that the changes are not all feel-good changes. Many of us buy […]

Continue Reading >

Related Categories: Career Development, Client questions, Job Loss, Retirement

Posted In: , , , , ,

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? […]

Continue Reading >

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

Posted In: , , , , , , , ,

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 […]

Continue Reading >

Related Categories: Career Development, CareerKid, Parenthood

Posted In: , , , , , , ,

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, […]

Continue Reading >

Related Categories: Career Development, Client questions, Job Search

Posted In: , , , , , , , , , ,

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 […]

Continue Reading >

Related Categories: Career Development, Client questions

Posted In: , , , , , ,

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 […]

Continue Reading >

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

Posted In: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

1 2 3 7

Ready to get Unstuck?

Book a one-on-one appointment

We Offer Services For:

Professionals Who Are Ready
To Take On Their Next Challenge

People Looking To
Make a Career Change

Those Who've
Been Laid Off

Students Looking To
Get A Head Start