Post Date: April 10th, 2018

Your resume is too generic

I see this often. People see a phrase written in someone else’s resume or LinkedIn profile and they try to copy it. Slowly, but surely the message is lost and they wind up with something that looks like this:  (I found this online recently; apologies if this belongs to you. Below I offer a suggestion […]

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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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Post Date: April 21st, 2015

Four Simple Resume Writing Tips You Need to Know

Resumes that land interviews have one thing in common: they catch and keep the interest of the person reading them. Before you sit down and tackle the daunting task of writing your own resume, use these four tips to improve your next job application.  Know the job Read the entire job poster thoroughly before getting […]

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Post Date: April 9th, 2015

More job opportunities predicted for 2015:  Do you know how to snag one?

Competing in today’s labour market requires more than a resume and cover letter – it involves in-depth research and solid understanding of the company and the people who will hire you. “63% of recruiters will have higher hiring volumes in 2015.” Linkedin’s 2015 Global Recruiting Trends Report With more opportunities comes more competition. As a […]

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Post Date: May 1st, 2013

LinkedIn Subscription – yea, or nay?

Here is a question clients often ask me and one that came in this week from a client: “Maureen Quick Q: What are your thoughts on purchasing a “job seeker” subscription to LinkedIn? Do you think it’s worth the $31/month?” The answer is pretty simple. Exhaust the free option, first. Provided you learn all the ins […]

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Post Date: November 16th, 2012

Do you really know what you want?

Clients engage a career coach for different reasons. Two common frustrations are 1) a longing to see the fruits of their labour, and 2) a desire to feel they have contributed and are a valuable asset to the organization that employs them. If you’re feeling like this; here are a few tips I’ve shared with […]

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Post Date: June 22nd, 2012

You want me to write something….about you?!

Last week I wrote about the topic of asking and receiving linkedin recommendations. So what happens when you’re the recipient of a request? If you’re like me, it’s not that you don’t want to write a recommendation, rather – that it is a time consuming exercise.  Finding the right words can be tough – even for […]

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Post Date: June 15th, 2012

Asking and Receiving – a Linkedin Love Story

Before you start typing; first, please do yourself a favour and delete the template that Linkedin has graciously provided in the recommendation section. There isn’t anything wrong with the wording in the template. It is just, if you use it, it demonstrates that you have given little to no thought in asking the person to […]

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Post Date: April 20th, 2012

Is your resume being read…by a human?

Last week I had an excellent conversation with my Canadian colleague Daisy Wright. I am a big fan of Daisy’s because she is devoted to helping Canadian job seekers find the work they love. Our discussion centred around a couple of points, one I want to share with you today. Applicant Tracking Systems Wikipedia describes […]

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Related Categories: Online Marketing, Organizing your job search, Resume

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Post Date: March 30th, 2012

What? You’re talking to strangers?! (Gasp!)

What do you do when a perfect stranger asks to connect with you via Linkedin? Do you delete it thinking it’s SPAM?  There are many people who might ignore the message and some who welcome the message. What do you do? Linkedin Open Networkers (commonly referred to as LIONs) are people, who, through Linkedin, welcome the […]

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