Executive Career Management

Twitter Job Search

Twitter is a social media site established in 2006 and currently has over 200 million users. What many may not be aware of is that Twitter is also an excellent job search resource. Jacob Share offers a Global Directory of Twitter job feeds in an article on JobMob, “an excerpt from my upcoming e-book The […]

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Facebook Not So Bad!

Not only is Facebook not so bad, establishing a Facebook Page could significantly increase your success if you are a professional managing a career or representing a business, organization or a cause. Misconceptions regarding age and privacy are still prevalent but the facts are available to dispel any concerns. The following quote is representative of

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Career Suicide

A professional online profile and networking are key to managing any successful career. At a recent speaking engagement for an executive networking group, HAPPEN, I advised the audience that failure to establish a profile on Linkedin is simply career suicide! I wondered if my comments might be a little harsh but on second thought realized

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Profile Photos

Linkedin is recognized as the number 1, professional networking site with over 100 million users. Most professionals create extensive profiles embracing the opportunity to share details of their career history including achievements, goals, testimonials and a profile photo. Linkedin is also an exceptional social media venue for discussions and it is the response to the

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The Future of Your Job

Are you aware of the future of your job or industry? Is your job one of the Dream Jobs: 6-Figure Salaries and a Bright Future or does it fall within the 10 Disappearing  Jobs as reported by Louise Tutelian on moneywatch.com? “Dream Jobs”: Mobile Applications Developer, Global Supply Chain Manager, Financial Advisor, Online Marketing Director, Financial Analyst-Gaming Industry, Sales Manager-Medical Equipment, Radiation Therapist,

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20 Great Canadian Leaders

Canadian Business in partnership with Ted Rogers Leadership Centre at Ryerson University present Portraits in Leadership. The following Canadian Leaders were asked what role leadership played in their success: John Manzoni, President & CEO, Talisman Energy Inc. Linda Hasenfratz, CEO, Linamar Corp. Michael Lee-Chin, Founder & Chairman, Portland Holdings Inc. John Beck, Chairman & CEO, Aecon Group

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Refresh, Renew, Stay Current

How competitive are you in today’s job market? Will you or your resume appear outdated? How familiar are you with today’s technology, fashion trends, terminology, favourite TV shows and social media? Lisa Johnson Mandell, author of Career Comeback, Repackage Yourself to Get the Job You Want, includes the following quote by Casey Stengel, “The trick is growing up without

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Employers and Recruiters Using Social Media

Jobvite has surveyed hundreds of HR and recruiting professionals to produce their Social Recruiting Survey 2010 with results showing 83% are using or plan to use social media for recruiting. Of those with plans to hire in 2010, 93% currently use or plan to recruit via social networks; 86% using Linkedin, 60% are using Facebook and 50% use Twitter. It is easy to understand why

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Executive Career Online Information Sources

Managing a successful executive career today requires  keeping abreast of industry trends, maintaining up to date knowledge of the success and failure of leading businesses and recognizing today’s most aknowledged leaders. Combining this with a job search, networking and the researching necessary to enter into a job interview can sometimes become a little overwhelming.  The following two sites offer exceptional information sources

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