Post Date: May 15th, 2018

Why your ‘fine’ resume just won’t cut it.

This really happened. The phone rang this morning. A new prospect was calling to ask about resume writing services. “I’ve been applying for a while, but I’m not getting any callbacks or interviews. I think my resume is fine but is applicant tracking software (ATS) impeding me from getting my resume read by a human? […]

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Post Date: April 17th, 2018

It’s all about the money, money, money…

A member of a Facebook group I recently joined asked this question about compensation: “…hello members – just curious, would an almost 100k annual compensation be an average rate for a logistics manager position? thanks in advance!!” It’s a good question that requires a bit of research. It really depends on the company, the location, […]

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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: 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: April 21st, 2015

Four Simple Resume Writing Tips You Need to Know

Resumes that land interviews have one thing in common: they catch and keep the interest of the person reading them. Before you sit down and tackle the daunting task of writing your own resume, use these four tips to improve your next job application.  Know the job Read the entire job poster thoroughly before getting […]

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Post Date: March 13th, 2015

A Quick Guide to Getting Hired – 5 Questions to Ask Before Your Next Job Search

An email came in from a job seeker. He was struggling to explain to an employer that he was a good fit for a position listed on the career section of the company’s website. The job seeker knew he was a good match, but he was getting frustrated when he tried to match his skills […]

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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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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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Post Date: November 9th, 2012

How to get ahead when you’re not working

As a professional, you have invested your time and resources into your schooling, your professional development, and your career. Now is not the time to sit on the sidelines and let your hard work and career momentum slip away. Career development is not something we talk about on a regular basis. In fact, much like […]

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