Author: Maureen McCann

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"]

Are your blind spots preventing you from an amazing career?

De : Maureen McCann

Allison reached out to me last week after reading my LinkedIn post about networking. She wrote: “I was hoping I could get some insight from you. I work with the government as a senior financial analyst, it’s been challenging getting a management position. Can I get some advice from you?” I set up a time... Read more »

2022-06-11 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

Plan. Practice. Prepare. 3 key steps to a winning job interview.

De : Maureen McCann

Walker had lost out on his last few interviews. His friend pleaded with him to get some coaching because it was costing him six-figure opportunities. Last week, Walker read my Linkedin post that outlined the importance of having a plan, knowing your key messages, taking time to practice, boosting your confidence, reflecting on your accomplishments,... Read more »

2022-06-04 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

Do you even want to work there?

De : Maureen McCann

Before you apply to your next job or go on your next interview, ask yourself this: 𝗗𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲? How will you know it’s the right employer for you without first doing some homework? Specifically: 👉 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 Is the company working on projects you want to work on? Are they solving... Read more »

2022-05-28 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

Are you running to a job or away from a job?

De : Maureen McCann

I’m having this conversation with James this week. James is good at his job. His employer has written him incredible performance reviews over the past few years and had him on the shortlist for promotion. Everyone enjoys working with James as he’s easy to get along with, highly skilled and well-respected by the stakeholders. The... Read more »

2022-05-21 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

Is there any value in writing a cover letter? Yes!

De : Maureen McCann

Buckle up. It’s about to get bumpy as we discuss the widely debated issue of cover letters. For some reason, there is great debate in the career development and recruiting industries as to the value of cover letters. What’s at issue: Some people read them and some people don’t, and everyone believes their opinion is... Read more »

2022-05-14 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

How long since you prepared for a job interview?

De : Maureen McCann

How long has it been since you prepared for a job interview? According to a January 2022 report from Statistics Canada, the average tenure for a job is approximately 8.5 years. Interestingly, of the six executives I’m working with this week, four haven’t had to interview for a job in 20+ years. Each professional has... Read more »

2022-05-07 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

Why it makes sense to prepare for your next job interview now

De : Maureen McCann

With so many people on the move during the “Great Re-shuffle” now might be the time to polish your interview skills. Last week, I sat down with a mid-six-figure executive to help him prepare for an upcoming interview. After our sessions, I wrapped up our meeting with these five reminders to consider before his interview... Read more »

2022-04-30 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

What would it feel like to be this confident in your offering?

De : Maureen McCann

One of my favourite things to hear from people – is how much more confident they feel in themselves and the value they have to offer after we’ve worked together. In an after-service survey from earlier this week, I discovered this feedback from a Resume Audit client. The Resume Audit program is an in-depth analysis... Read more »

2022-04-16 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

There’s never been a better time to polish your interview skills.

De : Maureen McCann

With so many people on the move during the “Great Re-shuffle” now might be the time to polish your interview skills. I sat down with a mid-six-figure executive to help him prepare for an upcoming interview. After our sessions, I wrapped up our meeting with these five reminders to consider before his interview. 1. 𝗗𝗲𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗲... Read more »

2022-04-09 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

4 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Resume.

De : Maureen McCann

While there are many formulas and templates to choose from and plenty of advice online about how to craft the perfect resume, the truth is, your resume is unique to you and should be written as such. Since there is no one else quite like you, it’s best to avoid resume templates that look similar... Read more »

2022-04-02 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

These last minute resume tips may save your job application

De : Maureen McCann

David wanted to update his resume for a job that was closing this week. He did a great job and needed only a few last-minute recommendations to maximize his chances of being selected for the role he wanted. If 2022 is the year you want to find a new job, these tips might be useful for you... Read more »

2022-03-26 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]