Post Date: May 19th, 2019

How to help your student build his/her first résumé.

I sat down with my daughter in March after she, her friend and myself had a conversation about data plans for their iphones. Her friend has one, she does not. When she asked if she could have a data plan, my answer was: …when you can pay for it, you can have one. She inquired […]

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Related Categories: Career Development, CareerKid, Resume, Resume Writer Insider Tip, Value Proposition

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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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Related Categories: Career Development, Research

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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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Related Categories: Client questions, Job Search, Resume, Value Proposition

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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: 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: March 20th, 2015

What makes a great colleague?

Three Career Professionals share their discussion about the OTHER side of work. Earlier this month I shared a post with two colleagues. What followed was great insight and discussion into being parents and career professionals. Thanks to Adrienne Tom of Career Impressions and Skye Berry-Burke from Skye is the Limit for their insights. Maureen: “Ladies, this article reminded me of some of the challenges […]

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Related Categories: Career Development, Networking, Parenthood

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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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Related Categories: Resume, Resume Writer Insider Tip

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Post Date: December 14th, 2012

The Most Overlooked Question

A resume won’t get you a job. You are the only person capable of getting yourself a job. A resume is only a tool we use that assists us in securing an interview with a company. Today, we need to work smarter and harder to find great jobs. Before we find them, we have to […]

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Post Date: November 30th, 2012

Help them help you

You can often find someone to give you an opinion about your resume or your cover letter, but educating your support network about what you really need can open up new opportunities you would not have access to otherwise. A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the importance of knowing what you want. […]

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Related Categories: Career Development, Job Search, Organizing your job search

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Post Date: November 23rd, 2012

‘Til Death Do Us Part

When you lose your job, whether you realize it or not, you’re not the only one going through the loss. Behind every great employee is a supportive and loving spouse. (Well, most of the time, that is). When one of you loses your job both of you go through a roller coaster of emotions.  Whether […]

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Related Categories: Job Loss, Job Search

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