Client Questions & Answers

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...

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,...

How to write a resume for the right employer

As an executive resume writer, I get a lot of calls from eager job seekers with job postings in their hands, asking if I'll write them a...

Why I took a week off in the midst of busy season

My husband John was through most of his deployment in Afghanistan in 2007 when we met in Rome for an unforgettable holiday together. It was...

Your Resume. How it’s made.

A week. It takes me a week to write a robust resume tailored to you. Every client project I take on takes 40 hours of my attention to...

What a fighter pilot taught me about career development

OODA Loop A few years ago I had the pleasure of working with a fighter pilot. He introduced me to the concept of the OODA loop. I really...

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,...

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...

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 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...