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: 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 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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Related Categories: Career Development, Client questions, Job Search, Organizing your job search, Resume, Resume Writer Insider Tip

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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: 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 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: May 24th, 2013

Thinking you are a shoe-in may get you booted

A few weeks ago, I sat on a hiring committee as part of a selection board responsible for hiring two candidates to fill two positions. My first impressions of the candidate’s résumés left me wondering when the candidates had last updated their résumés. This got me thinking… What is it about our résumés that make […]

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Post Date: October 19th, 2012

10 Tips to Improve your Work Life

This spring I had the pleasure of working with a client we’ll call ‘Mindy’. When we met, she was looking for an exit strategy from her position as a program manager within the academic sector. Together we clarified what was working well in her job, and what was not. We examined her motivations, her values, […]

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Post Date: October 5th, 2012

Resume Writers’ Insider Tip: Give the People What They Want

Resume Writers’ Insider Tip: Applying to Jobs is Hard Work. There was a very interesting post that came out last week entitled “50 JOB SEARCH TIPS FROM RECRUITERS” and it did just what the title inferred. It was informative and helpful. After sharing the post with my twitter followers, I was inspired to write this […]

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Post Date: November 18th, 2011

Look Back. Move Forward.

Earlier this week I spoke with a senior marketing manager for a global company. That isn’t anything new…through my work with Graham Management Group I often speak with leaders of companies. What was different about this call was this person, who has been hand-selected for multiple positions within his current organization, told me he has […]

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