We are pleased to have Brian Bassett speaking at the Toronto ExecuNet Meeting on April 22nd, 2009. Brian Bassett, Principal of Bassett Communication Clinics, is a corporate trainer and communication coach. The topic, “How Prepared Are You For Your Next Job Interview?”, will be a highly interactive presentation that will provide solid suggestions for making all of your […]
Resume and Cover Letter
As far back as you can remember in your job search you needed a resume and cover letter. Today, despite what you hear about Web 2.0, social media, online job sites; despite what you hear about the current economy, job losses, record unemployment rates, a 1.3% job growth rate and despite what you hear about developing a personal brand, you still […]
Networking and Negative Comments
The options available for online networking are vast and have the potential to result in opportunities for a successful career. Networking is a crucial element in building your brand, connecting with influencers and sharing valuable contacts and information. More jobs are secured through networking than any other job search tool! Despite the current turmoil of our global economy, it is absolutely […]
Is it a Scam?
Dear Mr. Smith I came across your resume and was impressed. While I don’t work in your area, some colleagues of mine do and may be able to help you with your job search, and more importantly, help you assess your marketability. We are part of a network of agencies that work strictly on behalf […]
Job Search Tips and Resources
Job search tips and resources are so abundantly available today that the time required in order to read all of them them would probably take you into retirement! In order to help you sort through the mountains of blogs and articles I’m sharing some tips and resources that I have recently come across from industry colleagues that will be of interest and […]
Are you LinkedIn?
If you are interested in successfully managing your career, you must have a profile on LinkedIn! Described as a business-oriented social networking site, LinkedIn has more than 30 million registered users spanning 150 industries. Their philosophy, “Relationships matter. Your professional relationships are key to your professional success.” As a job search tool, LinkedIn offers increased visibility and connections and the […]
How are you finding your job?
If you are new to finding a job, you may be a little overwhelmed by the increased number of job search tools available today, especially online. According to a recent survey, Monster is listed as one of the elite in the online employment industry. Another study to determine where 15,600 respondents found their last job reported that 13.3% […]
Forecast for 2009 and what it means to you
Guest post by Gord Orlikow, Senior Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International. The economic fallout from 2008 has left even the most prescient analysts slack-jawed, given the direction, speed and magnitude of market change. We’ve heard the bad news — the job market will stay its dismal course in the first quarter and not improve until the […]
Toronto ExecuNet Speaker, Paul Copcutt
On Wednesday, January 28th we are pleased to have Paul Copcutt of Square Peg Solution to speak at the Toronto ExecuNet Meeting. Paul Copcutt of Square Peg Solution is Canada’s leading personal brand consultant, combining a passion for people with a realization that strengths and specialization are the keys to success, he guides his clients […]
Are You In Charge of Your Career?
During the past decade or so the philosophy behind career management has changed tremendously. Not so long ago a company was in charge of your career. What a reverse we have seen recently. You are now in charge of your career; take the reins and jump on the ride to career success! To manage your […]
Gen Y and Networking
Randstad, a job placement agency, surveyed 6,600 employers and found 53% of managers feel that the search for employees is more difficult than it was in 2007. According to Statistics Canada, this trend will reach a turning point in 2016 when the number of people leaving the job market will be greater than the number of […]
Networking and Your Job Search
More jobs are found through networking than by any other means. 37 Ideas to Grow Your Job Search Network Right Now, is a must-read article for anyone, employed or not, providing a simple list of everything you need to do in order to grow your network online and offline. Included in the list are #1. a simple email address, #5. & 6. join LinkedIn, #9. & […]
Web sites available to answer all your questions
Are you looking for a job? Are you interested in a specific company? Would you like to know the name of the CEO or who’s on the Board of Directors? How many employees are there? How many locations do they have? How long have they been in business? Are you interested in speaking with a past employee? Regardless of […]
Don’t Burn Bridges
The value of networking can never be overstated. In a recent blog, What goes around comes around, the significance of presenting yourself as a professional, courteous and considerate individual and more importantly, one who is genuinely interested in the needs of others is reviewed. The impression you leave may ensure that your name comes to the forefront the next time an opportunity to fulfill […]
What goes around, comes around!
Some of us are firm believers in what goes around, comes around and as professionals, we spend a great deal of our time networking. Successful networking involves sharing information, experiences, and most importantly, our needs. Understanding what we can do for others and what they can do for us and then following through will sooner […]
Don’t Panic in Your Job Search
It is unlikely that you will find your new job within the first month of your job search. Or the second or third or even the fourth or fifth! The fact is you could be in your job search for longer than you expected and although this is not a comfortable situation for most of us, it is important that […]
Lot’s of HEART
Heart Business Journal For Women, is just that, lot’s of HEART within a very professional magazine. Inspiring and thought provoking from cover to cover. Valuable information and positive advice on everything from Human Resources: “Recognizing and Building Talent” to Personal Development: “Transform Your Life and Work”. AmyK Hutchens, Founder and CEO of AKI, Inc., shares her expertise on, “Building a Brilliant […]
Online Posting and your Reputation
Want a job? Scholarship? Watch what you post! This article written by Andrea Gordon for the Toronto Star provides a wealth of information for the whole family on the potential perils of online activity and sharing. A study produced by Pew Internet & American Life Project found 93 percent of kids ages 12 to 17 used the […]
Beware of Distractions
Recently I had a discussion with a colleague about a blog I had written, Job Interviews and Tattoos and was surprised that the feedback I received was their belief that most potential employers have a negative perception when it comes to tattoos and body piercings. It is highly likely that many of these people are also sporting tattoos and possibly body […]
You have presented an impressive cover letter, an enticing and professionally written resume and you are contacted for the job interview. Once there, you are nothing less than brilliant during your interview in front of a panel of three! So why was that the last time you heard from them? One of the most common reasons a highly qualified job applicant is eliminated as a […]