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: 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: 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 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: 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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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: May 27th, 2017

Take 15 minutes this weekend and improve your resume

  It is a busy time of year at ProMotion Career Solutions. We are seeing more and more resumes in need of our expertise. Here are a few missed opportunities we have noticed in some of the resumes sent our way. These simple tips may help you with one of your upcoming applications. 1. Don’t […]

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Post Date: October 23rd, 2016

How to write a resume for the right employer

As an executive resume writer, I get a lot of calls from eager job seekers with job postings in their hands, asking if I’ll write them a resume in 24 hours because they ‘need it right away.’ There are resume writing services that do, but I am not one of them. The reason I do […]

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Post Date: April 27th, 2016

What every executive should know about their résumé. How to stand out in a competitive market

As an executive career strategist, I have seen tens of thousands of résumés; many look very similar to one another. In fact, prior to my role as senior career consultant with ProMotion Career Solutions, I played a pivotal role in making hiring decisions for a small organization. Most of the résumés I received looked the same. Most […]

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Post Date: February 2nd, 2016

Create your career story in minutes

There isn’t anyone you couldn’t love – once you’ve heard their story.” Mary Lou Kownacki, Author Storytelling was taught in school. When asked to write stories as second-graders, we remember having to answer the traditional questions: who, what, where, when, why and how. As a tribute to our second-grade teachers, here is an outline of the story […]

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