Post Date: April 10th, 2018

Your resume is too generic

I see this often. People see a phrase written in someone else’s resume or LinkedIn profile and they try to copy it. Slowly, but surely the message is lost and they wind up with something that looks like this:  (I found this online recently; apologies if this belongs to you. Below I offer a suggestion […]

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Post Date: March 13th, 2018

Frustrated by your job search? Try this instead.

A person I don’t know recently asked a question in an online group. He asked about different ideas or suggestions on how to find work. Here’s what I recommended: Question Hi, I am a Veteran (Naval Electronics Technician) from the Royal Canadian Navy. I specialized in internal and external communication systems and fluent in repairing […]

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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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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 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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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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Post Date: June 7th, 2013

Looking to work in another country?

This week, my parents are visiting from Canada. They’ve been in Europe for nearly three weeks. In that time, they’ve travelled to Berlin, Venice, London, Amsterdam and Paris. Like most visitors, I advised them to have an idea about the places they wanted to visit before they arrived in Belgium. Emails went back and forth […]

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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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