Job Search

Do this one thing before starting your executive job search.

Define what the finish line looks like. How will you know youโ€™ve secured the right offer from the right company for the right...

7 Job Search Habits to Break Before the New Year.

1. Blasting your network with messages about job loss. โœ” Instead: Send a tailored message to a specific person asking for a one-on-one...

Why, even as an executive, you need to be career ready.

One of the hardest parts of my job is talking with senior executives who are desperate for a new job but seemingly unwilling and unable to...

5 steps to career management for executives

๐Ÿญ. ๐—”๐—น๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ. Having ownership of...

10 Things to remove from your resume before 2024

As an executive resume writer for nearly 20 years, I have worked with incredibly savvy, experienced and growth-focused professionals and...

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

"What am I supposed to say?"ย An email came in from a busy executive in need of help. He was struggling to explain why and how he was a...

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

Michael Williams is the Managing Partner of the Ottawa office with Odgers Berndtson Executive Search where he is engaged by companies to...

An Introvert’s Guide to Networking

Push down all of your negative self-talk andย summon the courage to talk to at least three people at in-person events. My friend...

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

Last summer I stopped running for the first time in 20+ years. Running wasnโ€™t fun for me that spring and I knew if I kept pushing myself,...

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

Generally speaking, we Canadians are a humble bunch. We donโ€™t like to talk about ourselves, and we certainly donโ€™t brag about our...

This advice comes with a warning.

Donโ€™t believe everything you read on the internet. Let me point out a few posts offering conflicting advice that I found in my...

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

Hiring doesnโ€™t come to a screeching halt over the summer months, but many job seekers take time off to reassess their goals, spend time...