We have all been there at some point. You have sent your resume to hundreds of different companies and, yet, there have not been any bites. When you are in the thick of it, it is easy to become disheartened. However, the more you press on and continue your job search, the better your chances […]
Your professional resume has a huge impact on the direction of your career. This document represents a potential employer’s single first impression. It is necessary to make sure it’s a good one. Making a faux pas creates a negative impression in the minds of hiring professionals and can severely impact your chance of getting the […]
No one enjoys misery, but you can become so focused on what’s wrong and uncomfortable that you lose sight of who can change it. Are you intent on being unhappy in your job? Are you so centered on counting your sorrows and discomforts that you’re ignoring the solution? While you can’t change corporate culture or […]
While at an IT networking event, one of my team members was given a chance to watch a series of first impressions happening all around her. A young man caught her eye, and she watched as he made an impact everywhere he moved through the event. He had prepared well for the opportunity, but fell […]
Interviews allow hiring influencers to decide if you’ll be a good fit for the open position, and for the organization. They’re a high-stakes marketing presentation selling YOU. So, you can have all the right skills, the best education, and great experience, but a poor presentation can distract from and even diminish the perceived value of […]
A job search is stressful for anyone, but introverts can feel exhausted and overwhelmed at the prospect of interviews, networking, and subtle pressure to ignore their very nature and be outgoing and extroverted for even short periods of time. The very best advice for introverts on the hunt for the next job or the next […]
Managing your career is not your employer’s job, nor your favourite recruiter’s. It’s your job. No one else has the same interest and commitment to your career and future as you do. In addition to social media maintenance, networking, and personal branding, every adult should spend some time every month on plans and goals. Below […]
An Executive Recruiter is often the first gatekeeper to the position you want and to the organization you want to join. Even if you don’t get the first position the two of you speak about, once you’ve met with an Executive Recruiter and made a positive impression, you become an active player on the field […]
Summer is one of the best seasons for job-seekers. While common wisdom says that vacations and a slower pace mean a difficult time finding a job, I strongly disagree. The only better time for a job search is the winter holidays! When the vast majority of job seekers are waiting for autumn (or the end […]
The time between jobs is not the right time to take a vacation or start on that “honey-do” list for those home-improvement or decorating projects that you’ve been discussing with your spouse. Toss the honey-do list and work your money-do list! Treat your job search like it’s your new job. Take a day to work […]
We’ve all done it, that pep-talk in the car before you go into an interview. Why not make your car-talk a positive and effective one? Start when you leave the house, get serious about it when you arrive and park, and finish up as you’re walking into the building. Be prepared. This is a must […]
Networking can be difficult enough, but directly asking your network contacts for help can be daunting even for extroverts! Here’s a few tips on how to ask your contacts for help, and how to ensure you keep building on these valuable relationships for years (and job searches) to come! Put your request in the subject […]
When the weather gets warmer, the flowers begin to bloom, and the soft breezes blow, many of us open our windows and roll up our sleeves (or call a housecleaning service to roll up their sleeves) to clean away a year’s worth of dust and debris from our homes. Starting a fresh new season and […]
Social media management is one of your best tools for career growth. Many of my colleagues focus on LinkedIn as the primary social media platform for job seekers, and it is important. Making use of these top tweeting strategies can extend your social media presence beyond traditional business boundaries and get you noticed. You never […]
How can you prepare for a job interview well enough that you have the holy grail, a no-blank interview where you answer every question without a single blank, frozen silence? Practice and perspective! Practice Rehearse your elevator pitch. Practice introducing yourself and mentioning the characteristics that make you a great match for the job. Research. […]
Networking is an important part of managing your career, but there are some common mistakes to avoid. Here is a brief list of the networking no-no’s that can undermine your efforts to connect and grow your career. Confusing networking with a sales opportunity. You’re there to build connections that will last a career, not sell […]
Why Santa Claus updates his resume every year, even though he’s not actively looking for a new job – at least we hope not!
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Warm wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to my clients, colleagues, and friends in the U.S.! This is the perfect time of year for a simple reminder that giving thanks isn’t just for holidays full of family, friends, and comfort food! It’s important to convey gratitude for those opportunities and favours offered to us by hiring […]