Resume keywords are vital. Having the right buzz words will boost your resume’s chances of being chosen by the scanning machinery and passed on for human eyes.
Are you in charge of your career? I suspect not, and you know what? You’re not alone. Here are five thought-provoking tips that will help you define your career goals, advance your career, and make you an employable and enticing candidate.
You are in charge of managing your own career, not your employer. Want to know more? The ABC’s of career management can help!
Hiring influencers do ask questions from your resume, such as your skills, education, and experience, but they also ask behavioural questions. These are questions about previous situations, the choices you made, and what you learned from the results. You can plan ahead for behavioural interview questions by reviewing a variety, planning which examples to use, […]
Knock down those roadblocks to personal branding and speed up your career!
Connect with purpose. Seek to “friend” or “link” with people who are in your industry, do business with you, or those who are valuable network connections for you. Check who sees your LinkedIn profile, who likes your Facebook posts, and consider adding them to your contacts. Connect personally. Never use the form email offered on […]
Understanding your team, colleagues, and management is important to being effective and productive. Learn more about the four generations in the workforce today.
It takes a professional approach to continuously manage your LinkedIn profile during career transition or when gainfully employed.
When an executive recruiter phones you, this conversation could lead directly to a new opportunity. Tips for how to be inquisitive.
I was honoured to be invited to a high-profile meeting last week attended by prominent executive recruiters and numerous leaders of corporate Canada, some employed and others in career transition. I was SHOCKED at the lack of respect for business decorum, noting several attendees appeared in wrinkled attire and/or jeans! Would you dress like this […]
It has become the norm to have at least one online profile as part of your career management plan and the most preferred site for that purpose is LinkedIn. When you initially created your LinkedIn account you were automatically assigned a default url, typically a combination of your first and last name followed by a […]
Over the years I have watched thousands of clients undertake a job search. To some it comes naturally; they work with me or other Career Coaches to devise their plan and away they go embarking on a new journey where one of the key attributes is patience. Others struggle and their patience becomes thin and […]
Turn a basic cover letter into a knockout document by following these 10 steps. #1: Define the purpose of the letter. While the majority of cover letters are written in response to an advertised job, there are other reasons for writing a cover letter. Other types of cover letters include: networking, recruiter, direct mail, and […]
There are distinct signs of spring. To begin with, I’m actually writing this sitting outside for the first time this year in Severn Bridge, Ontario. I’m accompanied by numerous spring sounds. Drip, drip as the snow gradually melts and fades away; the birds tweet and each day new multi-coloured birds feast at the feeders nearby, […]
Often controversial among those in career transition is the number of professional resumes that should be marketed. What is agreed is the fact that a resume must be professional, straight forward, free of typos, factual and contain impressive and quantifiable results which can be clearly relayed by sharing a situation, task, action and result. Employers […]
Recruiters and HR Professionals continue to turn to social media as a resource to post jobs and source candidates. A number of surveys show this number to be approximately 90%! If you are actively managing your career, you are aware of the importance of Linkedin, the number 1 professional online networking site. Certified Professional Resume […]
There are many opinions regarding the importance or relevance of a cover letter in today’s job search. Rather than wonder whether the additional effort should be invested to create this very valuable introductory letter, it is in your best interest to err on the side of caution! It is unlikely you will have the inside […]
For those currently managing a senior executive career, it is agreed that a professional online presence is a necessary requirement for a successful career in 2012. Professional profiles on Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook Pages are without a doubt the absolute minimum necessary to establish your online presence. Authentic, genuine, transparent; these are the key attributes […]
Don’t be!!! Paul Copcutt’s “Just My Toonies Worth”, What’s your next job in the tech sector?, gives the facts on why you should not get comfortable in any position stating, “In some areas of products and services the technology sector is booming, in others it is going…..going….gone – FAST.” Paul elaborates on 3 important tips […]
Linkedin is the Number One Professional Networking Site. If you are actively managing your career a Linkedin profile is as critical as a professional resume. Establishing an accurate and impressive profile with a customized link which can be shared is just the start to expanding a network with the potential to connect with 161 million […]