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!
What makes my resume and coaching services different from others? It’s a deep dive, not a snorkel!
Use keywords to unlock the ATS (Applicant Tracking System) and use your resume to get matched to your dream job!
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 […]
Compare career management to financial management. Excellent financial management greatly increases the odds of attaining your financial goals. Therefore, wouldn’t it make sense to apply the same logic, diligence, and attention to detail when it comes to managing your career and your potential for increased earnings?
Body Language IS the non-verbal job interview. 10 great tips for body language that says great things about you!
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.
If you aren’t on LinkedIn, then you are committing career suicide. This video shows you 5 ways you can optimize your LinkedIn profile to better appeal to hiring influencers.
Get noticed at work by the Higher-ups while still being a team player!
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.