And it is not just talk! The latest Executive Quiz from Korn/Ferry International showed that 75% of Executives would be willing to forgo a portion of their salary in support of “green” initiatives. When these executives were asked about current resources their employers have dedicated to “green” issues, 49 % reported that existing staff have been […]
As a Certified Professional Resume Writer, I am privy to thousands of “wrong” resumes; those that will not get you the job interview you are seeking. The satisfaction I am able to enjoy in my career is having the expertise to “right” your resume and to make you stand out from the competition. Most of us will humbly agree that we are […]
You Need a Cover Letter!
A resume should never be sent without a cover letter. It is your opportunity to introduce yourself, show an interest in the company or position you are seeking, draw attention to your resume and motivate the reader to interview you. Usually your cover letter is the first contact you have with a potential employer so be sure it […]
Am I me yet?
Authenticity, Corporate Pressures, and Values-Based Careering. You have worked arduously over many years to achieve your career success. Now you’re a true executive. With all the well deserved perks and pleasures. A lovely home in a prestigious part of town. The respect of your peers. And admiration from those who know they will never quite […]
PASSION, INTEGRITY, PERSEVERANCE and DETERMINATION!
These are some of the words used by winners of, Top 40 Under 40 2007, in describing their personal qualities relating to their success. This award was founded in 1995 by Douglas Caldwell, chairman of Caldwell Partners Inc. and honours those under 40 who have shown vision, leadership, innovation, achievement and have made an impact and been involved in their community. Mr Caldwell […]
DO NOT Use a Microsoft Word Resume Template!!
As a Certified Professional Resume Writer, this is definitely my most major peeve! Not only does it appear that Microsoft did little research in creating their resume template, they have also never felt the need to update it either! A viable, highly employable, potential employee will be eliminated from further consideration simply by choosing this template. “I am seeking a challenging […]
Do you follow-up after your job interview?
Resumes and cover letters aren’t the only documents that could have a positive influence in securing your next career move. Follow-up letters after your job interview are just as important. They can position you in the drivers seat! As a Career Management Professional, I am constantly amazed at the number of people who don’t recognize the significance […]
2008 Executive Job Market Intelligence Report
Each year ExecuNet publishes a comprehensive report on the current status of the executive job market. As always these surveys make for interesting reading, especially the 2008 survey which suggests that even though our minds are constantly being directed to a slowdown in the economy, some key points from this report suggest otherwise. ¬ “Thanks in part to […]
Bummed out at work? Join the club
The article, “Bummed out at work? Join the club”, by Tavia Grant and Wallace Immen and based on a survey commissioned by Desjardins Financial Security, suggests Canadians are increasingly stressed on the job, leading to rising levels of burnout and depression. “Stress, burnout and depression create huge fallout in the workplace that far exeeeds taking a sick […]
Are you prepared to respond to your HR Interviewer when it is suggested that you are either overqualified or underqualified for the job position you are seeking? Tony Martin’s article, “When skills aren’t a perfect fit” provides advice from four of the top recruitment specialists, including David Perry, Managing Partner of Perry-Martel International. If there is one common […]