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 […]