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The Five Worst Kinds of Jobs

There are days we feel we have the worst job in the world. Every once in a while we’re reminded that maybe when compared to other jobs,...

A resume is the last thing you need

Susan (not her real name) is in need of a new resume. She tells me she hasn’t been happy at her job for a couple of years and that...

Your resume is too generic

I see this often. People see a phrase written in someone else’s resume or LinkedIn profile and they try to copy it. Slowly, but surely...

It’s all about the money, money, money…

A member of a Facebook group I recently joined asked this question about compensation: “…hello members - just curious, would an...

Kids.

When it comes to your children's career development the best advice I can offer is this: Watch for the spark. This is a concept I...

Why your ‘fine’ resume just won’t cut it.

This really happened. The phone rang this morning. A new prospect was calling to ask about resume writing services. “I’ve been...

You’ll need more than money to plan a happy retirement

By the time you retire, you'll know that retirement is about more than money; it's about designing the life you want. Shift Like any...

How this tiny resume mistake could cost you your dream job

Imagine you're watching the season finale of your favourite TV show and right at the moment the actors on screen are about to reveal the...

What the hiring manager isn’t telling you and you need to know

“We found someone more qualified for the position.” “You were our second choice, we’ll certainly hold your resume on file if...

How to clean up your resume this weekend

According to Trading Economics job vacancies in Canada are on the rise meaning there are more jobs open to candidates as employers...

What to do when you’re waiting to be shortlisted

You've finally hit send on your job application, now what? I worked with a CEO candidate who wondered the same thing. Where did she focus...

Is your first impression in a job search kinda …meh?

Do you ever look at a job poster and think to yourself… “I can do that” If so, that’s not a job for you. You want to look...