Author: Maureen McCann

Insights from an Executive Recruiter: How to Stand Out and Win in Your Job Search

De : Maureen McCann

Michael Williams is the Managing Partner of the Ottawa office with Odgers Berndtson Executive Search where he is engaged by companies to identify, recruit and present C-Suite executives, Board Chairs and Board members to many of the private, public, and not-for-profit organizations headquartered in Ottawa, ON Canada. Michael generously agreed to share his expertise as... Read more »

2023-04-23 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

3 ways to get and keep an executive recruiter’s attention!

De : Maureen McCann

Mark Toscano is retained by clients to find C-suite executives. When he and I started following each other on LinkedIn, we recognized we shared common beliefs about how to market executives for their next role. I sat down with him to learn more about how he screens candidates for executive leadership roles. His answers will... Read more »

2023-04-12 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

An Introvert’s Guide to Networking

De : Maureen McCann

Push down all of your negative self-talk and summon the courage to talk to at least three people at in-person events. My friend Constance introduced me to this technique years ago. She is a natural networker, very inquisitive and always knows precisely what to say. I, conversely, struggle to fill the silence, attempt to meet as... Read more »

2023-02-09 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

Is it time to start strengthening your career ‘muscles’ again?

De : Maureen McCann

Last summer I stopped running for the first time in 20+ years. Running wasn’t fun for me that spring and I knew if I kept pushing myself, I was only going to make things worse. So I gave myself permission to stop. Fast forward to the fall of 2022 and it was time to integrate... Read more »

2023-01-24 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

Your dream job is calling. Are you ready to talk?

De : Maureen McCann

Generally speaking, we Canadians are a humble bunch. We don’t like to talk about ourselves, and we certainly don’t brag about our achievements. In fact, many of us were taught NOT to self-promote as it often appears to others as arrogant or self-aggrandizing. So, how do we conduct an effective job search with one arm... Read more »

2022-11-03 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

A Quick Guide to Getting Hired – 5 Questions to Ask Before Your Next Job Search

De : Maureen McCann

“What am I supposed to say?” An email came in from a busy executive in need of help. He was struggling to explain why and how he was a good fit for a position he had been referred to by a colleague. He knew he was a good match, but was getting frustrated when he tried... Read more »

2022-10-22 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

Resume Trends for 2023

De : Maureen McCann

That headline was used to get you here. I don’t believe “resume trends” are something you need to jump on. But I also know if you’ve gotten this far, you’re looking to breathe new life into your resume. Here’s what’s up. People have been using outdated resume writing practices (and templates) for decades and for... Read more »

2022-10-01 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

Are we moving towards a healthier, more balanced work-life?

De : Maureen McCann

According to Fast Company’s interview with Gallup’s chief research scientist, Jim Harter, it’s more than money! Here are some of the fascinating data points shared: ► 69 million people quit their jobs in America last year. ► 64% of job seekers say the desire to earn more money is an important driver, but ► two-thirds... Read more »

2022-09-24 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

Should I stay or should I go?

De : Maureen McCann

Question: “I want a new job but my employer wants to negotiate a deal to have me stay. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗜 𝗱𝗼?” Answer: First, you’ll want to make an informed decision. You’ll need to begin with the end in mind. Decide what you want to have happen. 𝗗𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝘂𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗳𝗼𝗿... Read more »

2022-09-17 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

This advice comes with a warning.

De : Maureen McCann

Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. Let me point out a few posts offering conflicting advice that I found in my LinkedIn feed last month. ⚡ Only connect to people you know | Connect to everyone. ⚡ Cover letters are dead | Cover letters help you stand out in today’s market. ⚡ Resumes... Read more »

2022-09-13 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

5 things to do now to kickstart your job search this fall.

De : Maureen McCann

Hiring doesn’t come to a screeching halt over the summer months, but many job seekers take time off to reassess their goals, spend time with family, and recoup from the hard work and effort they put in the rest of the year. With the evenings getting a little cooler, it won’t be long before sweater... Read more »

2022-08-13 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

What makes a workplace toxic?

De : Maureen McCann

According to research done by Dr. Donald Sull, Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, the top traits that define a toxic work culture include: ① Non-inclusive ② Disrespectful ③ Unethical behaviour ④ Cut-throat culture ⑤ Abusive manager If you’ve experienced any of these, you might already know that working in a toxic... Read more »

2022-06-18 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]