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 17th, 2018

Artificial Intelligence will not steal your job

According to a recent Globe and Mail article  “58% of Canadians believe that advances in technology will create mass unemployment.” You know what contributes to mass unemployment? People who do not or will not adapt to an ever-evolving economy. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not going to steal your job. You’re going to let it take your job. […]

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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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Post Date: May 29th, 2017

Why I took a week off in the midst of busy season

My husband John was through most of his deployment in Afghanistan in 2007 when we met in Rome for an unforgettable holiday together. It was during that time that we jokingly decided we were going to sail the Mediterranean in retirement. Not long after this, I sat beside a civilian colleague at a military function (Let’s […]

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Post Date: September 9th, 2016

When it comes to your career, who is at the helm?

Yesterday, while at the library with my kids, I picked up a book in the business section and started leafing through it. On the second page I read a line and thought to myself “amen!” “…you own your career. You are responsible for setting professional goals, identifying and developing the right skills…”- Sink or Swim by Dr. Thuy […]

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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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Post Date: April 5th, 2016

What to do when you outgrow your job

The idea of looking for a new job can be overwhelming. I mean, there isn’t anything wrong with the old job. Then it hits you… now that you think about it, there are a few things that have been bothering you. Sure, you were thrilled to receive the post-interview callback when you got this gig, […]

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Post Date: January 20th, 2016

Making career decisions can be scary;
But it does not have to be

Career decisions can be scary; what if you make a mistake? Wouldn’t it be nice if your career concerns magically disappear? What would that feel like? What if you could KNOW that everything was going to be OK – and whatever path you chose for your career would be the right path for you. What comes […]

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