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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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: 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: February 28th, 2015

Innovative Strategies to Get You Hired

You want to start looking for a job, but where do you start? With the news full of  layoffs, a very competitive job marketplace, and hiring freezes this puts a lot of pressure on people looking to enter a seemingly unfriendly job market, doesn’t it? A new book “Tell Stories, Get Hired”, can help ease […]

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Related Categories: Job Search, Organizing your job search, Uncategorized, Value Proposition

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Post Date: February 24th, 2015

The simplest ways to career transition

There’s a reason we may procrastinate about making a change in our professional life. It’s scary. Not only do we not know what’s out there, but we may not have a good understanding of what we want from our next career, or an awareness of what we have to offer. Add these two things together and you’ll quickly see why most of us cringe at the idea of writing our own resume, promoting ourselves or “tooting our own horn.”

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Related Categories: Career Development, Job Loss, Job Search

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Post Date: June 28th, 2013

Don’t Wait

Resume writing is my business. I know it well, understand how the process works, what employers are looking for and what’s going to get you the interview. You should engage a resume writer like me when you are starting to think about beginning a job search. If you wait until the perfect job has been posted […]

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

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Post Date: June 21st, 2013

Can you just have a quick look at my resume?

No less than three times a week someone will ask me to have a “quick look” at their resume or Linkedin profile.* This week a family member asked me to do just that. After a quick glance at his resume, I was reminded that he, like so many others missed a few important steps. I […]

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Related Categories: Resume, Resume Writer Insider Tip

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