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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Post Date: April 27th, 2012

You make your own luck!

It started as a seed of an idea more than a decade ago. We wanted to be parents. In our discussions leading up to our decision to have a baby, we asked ourselves what kinds of parents we wanted to be. One of the things we both agreed upon was a desire to expose our […]

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Post Date: April 16th, 2012

Insider Tips: Federal Government Applications: How to Assess Your Own Skills

Last week I received this question from a client: What proficiency level should my skills be categorized under in order to match the Federal government standards? When applying to the Federal government, many candidates apply through www.jobs.gc.ca where candidates apply online to jobs posted by the Government of Canada. When applying online to one of these […]

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Post Date: January 27th, 2012

Getting Promoted within the Federal Government

This morning I welcome a guest blogger who wishes to remain anonymous, and who has generously offered to share her experience working within the federal government to secure a promotion. I had the opportunity to compete for a coveted international Public Relations position within my government organization.  The position only comes available once every three years […]

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