Post Date: January 23rd, 2019

How to sell your top skills at any age

Older clients tell me their age is getting in the way of career success. Interestingly, younger clients tell me the same thing. When you’re not getting callbacks you have to consider whether age is a factor. Before you do, consider that there may be other factors at play that are reducing your job prospects. There […]

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Post Date: December 19th, 2018

Is the holiday season the time to focus on your career?

It can be difficult to focus this time of year. Between the holiday get-togethers, family engagements, shopping, wrapping, baking, and all the other events that we enjoy, there isn’t a lot of time carved out to focus on our careers. In fact, thinking about your career is likely the last thing to have on your […]

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Post Date: November 28th, 2018

Executive Job loss, now what?

Our economic environment is volatile and many six-figure executives are finding themselves out of a job with little notice. While there may not be many good news stories about the labour market these days, now is the time for you, the executive job seeker, to shift your thinking from “doom and gloom” to prospecting and […]

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Post Date: April 24th, 2018

Kids.

When it comes to your children’s career development the best advice I can offer is this: Watch for the spark. This is a concept I picked up from a TED Talk by Jane Andraka years ago. It is the idea that you watch for your child’s face to light up when she or he talks about […]

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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 5th, 2018

What’s in a name?

I hand out a lot of free advice. Why? I have studied career development strategies for 15+ years! I know this stuff inside out. I also know many people struggle to make basic career decisions. So if I can help, I will. Today’s tip comes from an application a friend asked me to review. Before […]

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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: 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: 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: 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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