Post Date: January 23rd, 2019

How to sell your top skills at any age

Older clients tell me their age is getting in the way of career success. Interestingly, younger clients tell me the same thing. When you’re not getting callbacks you have to consider whether age is a factor. Before you do, consider that there may be other factors at play that are reducing your job prospects. There […]

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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: 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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Related Categories: Career Development, Client questions, Job Search, Organizing your job search, Resume, Resume Writer Insider Tip

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Post Date: September 9th, 2016

When it comes to your career, who is at the helm?

Yesterday, while at the library with my kids, I picked up a book in the business section and started leafing through it. On the second page I read a line and thought to myself “amen!” “…you own your career. You are responsible for setting professional goals, identifying and developing the right skills…”- Sink or Swim by Dr. Thuy […]

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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: January 20th, 2016

Making career decisions can be scary;
But it does not have to be

Career decisions can be scary; what if you make a mistake? Wouldn’t it be nice if your career concerns magically disappear? What would that feel like? What if you could KNOW that everything was going to be OK – and whatever path you chose for your career would be the right path for you. What comes […]

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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: 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: 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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