Post Date: November 28th, 2018

Executive Job loss, now what?

Our economic environment is volatile and many six-figure executives are finding themselves out of a job with little notice. While there may not be many good news stories about the labour market these days, now is the time for you, the executive job seeker, to shift your thinking from “doom and gloom” to prospecting and […]

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Post Date: July 2nd, 2018

What to do when you’re waiting to be shortlisted

  You’ve finally hit send on your job application, now what? I worked with a CEO candidate who wondered the same thing. Where did she focus her attention and what could she do while she waited for the recruiting company to assess her candidacy? Here are a few points that came out of our discussion. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 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 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: December 18th, 2017

Your Resume. How it’s made.

A week. It takes me a week to write a robust resume tailored to you. Every client project I take on takes 40 hours of my attention to complete. Let me tell you why… What is taking so long? Before we begin working together, I have my work cut out for me. Nobody knows you […]

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