Remembrance Day is a time to pay tribute to our fallen military, and a time to honour our veterans and active duty service members.
We all know first impressions count and your resume will make or break your first impression. Of the thousands of resumes I’ve critiqued, 70% fail the scanning machinery. Even though they may be the perfect candidate, they’ve missed out on an opportunity. Don’t provide a decision maker with the opportunity to bypass you because your […]
Career advice can be topical and fleeting, good until the next best idea comes along. Because networking can be intimidating and stressful for many of my clients, I offer a few simple tips that are enduring, flexible networking strategies they can use for their entire careers. Once they become habits, you can supplement with additional […]
As a professional resume writer for over 20 years, I’ve given thousands of resume critiques, and every day, I continue to be astounded by the lack of attention to grammar, spelling, and language from clients at every level. Check out some of these bloopers I have encountered over the years.
Do you know how to create an effective cover letter? This article talks about the 5 different types of cover letters and when to use them.
A resume takes you from takes you from today backward. A cover letter takes you from today forward. So many people are unaware of the impact you can deliver in a one page succinct and enticing cover letter. There are five main types of cover letters, each addressed to a different audience.
Use a simple formula to know exactly what to say when asked to “Tell me about yourself!” in a job interview, or anywhere else for that matter!
A resume is about marketing yourself, sharing with the reader the impact you made to each employer, and the potential impact you will make a future employer. It all begins with a STAR story.
Part of managing your own career is personal branding. When is the last time you audited your brand?
My philosophy on career success today is that you should network, network, and network. Networking failure today, in my view, as a career management professional, can be a career inhibitor. Because of social media, there are many new avenues for you to network online, as well as offline.