A couple of years ago when I took my Certified Personal Branding Strategist program, one of the exercises was to define which brand of car would closely match my values and attributes. I have found a similar exercise available for free! It’s short, it’s easy to take, and it’s correct! I’m a Porsche 911 The […]
A Brand You World: 2007 Global Telesummit
Here is your chance to learn more about Personal Branding…..and it’s free! We are all unique! Do you know how to make yourself stand out from the competition? Want to learn? Now, here is the perfect opportunity. Mark November 8th in your agenda and plan to attend the 10th anniversary of Personal Branding where 24 free teleseminars […]
Are you a Guerrilla job searcher?
Last week at ExecuNet, Toronto, myself and 35 other senior executives were fortunate to listen to a dynamic and informative speaker. David Perry, Managing Partner at Perry-Martel, an executive search firm based in Ottawa, spoke on “Guerrilla Marketing for Job Searchers”. This topic that related directly to his best selling book, “Guerrilla Marketing for Job […]
Interviewers Making Mistakes!
Really, do interviewers make mistakes? Yes, of course they do. It’s a two-way street; a meeting of the minds. Interviewers always get nervous. It’s only human nature. Surveys normally focus on the interviewees. However, recently Development Dimensions International (DDI) turned the tables and decided to research interviewers with some intriguing findings. They asked interviewees questions […]
Spell Check Your Resume
A recent survey finds a single resume typo can ruin job prospects. Oh my, how many times have I heard this statement? Too much! Did you know a massive eighty-four percent of executives recently polled by Office Team said it takes just one or two typographical errors in a resume to remove a candidate from consideration […]
The C-Suite Survey
Recently the Report on Business and Business News Network conducted a survey with 150 executives about their views on the Canadian economy and their company. It produces some interesting findings: Labour Shortage An outstanding 84% of Canadian Executives say it’s already hard to find talent. Western Canada is really hurting, with the service sector experiencing major staffing […]
ExecuNet Fall 2007
Finally the Fall rolls around again, what a great time to source and secure a new position! The job market is picking up big time. Many new positions will become available in the next few weeks. In short, the Fall and Winter 2007/2008 look good for job seekers of all levels. With the pick up in […]
Resume Writing 101
In short, a resume is a performance-based document. Future employers are hiring because you can save them money, boost productivity, enhance the bottom line, streamline operations and yes, eliminate personnel. Clearly state the actions taken and the achieved results based on the STAR technique: S – Situation T – Task A – Action R – […]
The Best Applicant Gets The Job!
So many people I network with at various events mention to me they are puzzled that they didn’t secure an interview for a particular job; they considered themselves the perfect fit! You many consider yourself the best applicant, but did you make yourself stand out from the competition with your resume? You might need to […]
I’m over qualified for the job!
This is a question I hear too frequently. It’s a negative, on a job search think only POSITIVE. A good strategy to combat this is to accept that the position may be below your skill set, but show to the potential employer the wealth of talent you will bring them on your appointment. I’m finding […]
Distorting the truth on your resume?
Just recently there have been some high profile executives across North America not telling the truth about themselves on their resumes. Not only is this unethical, but it severely diminishes your credibility as a candidate for a position. In fact, it stops your career from progressing Just in the last week a senior police officer […]
I know I.T. is picking up; here is the evidence of how fast.
Many I.T. professionals choose me to write their resumes. During the last few years it’s has been tough for them to find new positions, the jobs haven’t been there and competition has been fierce. In the last few months I have noticed a considerable up turn in all facets of I.T. across the world, especially […]
Korn/Ferry International Executive Recruiter Index
Statistics fascinate me: you can slice them, you can dice them, but when they come from one of the world’s premier International Executive Search providers one has to take a harder look. In Korn/Ferry’s recently released International Executive Recruiter index the following questions were asked to 198 international recruiters with some interesting results: Generally speaking, […]
Interesting Networking Opportunity!
I’m always seeking opportunities to meet new people and establish partnerships that can help my business grow and ultimately assist my diverse clientele located across the world boost their job prospects. Just today I was meeting a potential client who wished to employ my resume writing and career coaching services. We were meeting in a […]
Finally, Some Good Automotive Industry News.
Yesterday at the Detroit Motor Show, Ford Chairman Bill Ford made an impressive announcement that affects my home town of Oakville, Ontario. The backbone of our local economy has been the Ford assembly plant, currently operating on 50% capacity since the closure of the F150 truck line. The other 50% of the plant has had […]