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 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 […]

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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: March 13th, 2018

Frustrated by your job search? Try this instead.

A person I don’t know recently asked a question in an online group. He asked about different ideas or suggestions on how to find work. Here’s what I recommended: Question Hi, I am a Veteran (Naval Electronics Technician) from the Royal Canadian Navy. I specialized in internal and external communication systems and fluent in repairing […]

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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 perfect resume. 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 better than you. […]

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Post Date: September 22nd, 2017

What is a career worth?

  Can you afford to? Can you afford not to? When it comes to something as important as your career is there value in hiring a certified career professional? Yes. Let’s look at it simply from a numbers perspective: Say a person is making $100,000 annually and suddenly loses their job. That’s a fair salary, […]

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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: 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: 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 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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