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‘Til Death Do Us Part

When you lose your job, whether you realize it or not, you’re not the only one going through the loss. Behind every great employee is a...

Help them help you

You can often find someone to give you an opinion about your resume or your cover letter, but educating your support network about what you...

Thinking you are a shoe-in may get you booted

A few weeks ago, I sat on a hiring committee as part of a selection board responsible for hiring two candidates to fill two positions. My...

Looking to work in another country?

This week, my parents are visiting from Canada. They’ve been in Europe for nearly three weeks. In that time, they’ve travelled to...

Four Simple Resume Writing Tips You Need to Know

Resumes that land interviews have one thing in common: they catch and keep the interest of the person reading them. Before you sit down and...

Two Smart Ways to Invest in Kids

When it comes to our kids, we would do just about anything for them. We want them to succeed at everything. We want them to be active,...

Making career decisions can be scary; But it does not have to be

Career decisions can be scary; what if you make a mistake? Wouldn't it be nice if your career concerns magically disappear? What would...

Create your career story in minutes

There isn’t anyone you couldn’t love – once you’ve heard their story." Mary Lou Kownacki, Author Storytelling was taught in...

What to do when you outgrow your job

The idea of looking for a new job can be overwhelming. I mean, there isn't anything wrong with the old job. Then it hits you... now that...

What every executive should know about their résumé. How to stand out in a competitive market

As an executive career strategist, I have seen tens of thousands of résumés; many look very similar to one another. In fact, prior to my...

What were you going to be when you grew up?

This week, my nephew is starting his second year at the University of Victoria. (I'm super proud of him!) I remember the first day of...

When it comes to your career, who is at the helm?

Yesterday, while at the library with my kids, I picked up a book in the business section and started leafing through it. On the second page...