Post Date: June 12th, 2018

How this tiny resume mistake could cost you your dream job

Imagine you’re watching the season finale of your favourite TV show and right at the moment the actors on screen are about to reveal the final cliffhanger – your power goes out. “gasp!…what just happened?”  That’s what it’s like reading a resume that states only what a person is capable of doing and doesn’t go […]

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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 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: 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: December 18th, 2017

Your Resume. How it’s made.

A week. It takes me a week to write a robust resume tailored to you. Every client project I take on takes 40 hours of my attention to complete. Let me tell you why… What is taking so long? Before we begin working together, I have my work cut out for me. Nobody knows you […]

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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: November 1st, 2016

How to go the distance. Think like a runner.

I recently joined a running group who meet up twice a week to develop our running strategies, increase endurance and improve our personal times. 10 minutes into our long run one Sunday morning my coach, Duncan told me to slow down.“Wait, what? Slow down? Why?” The more I thought about it the more I realized […]

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Post Date: April 27th, 2016

What every executive should know about their résumé. How to stand out in a competitive market

As an executive career strategist, I have seen tens of thousands of résumés; many look very similar to one another. In fact, prior to my role as senior career consultant with ProMotion Career Solutions, I played a pivotal role in making hiring decisions for a small organization. Most of the résumés I received looked the same. Most […]

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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: 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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