Tag: job search

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

De : Maureen McCann

“What am I supposed to say?” An email came in from a busy executive in need of help. He was struggling to explain why and how he was a good fit for a position he had been referred to by a colleague. He knew he was a good match, but was getting frustrated when he tried... Read more »

2023-09-12 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

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

De : Maureen McCann

Michael Williams is the Managing Partner of the Ottawa office with Odgers Berndtson Executive Search where he is engaged by companies to identify, recruit and present C-Suite executives, Board Chairs and Board members to many of the private, public, and not-for-profit organizations headquartered in Ottawa, ON Canada. Michael generously agreed to share his expertise as... Read more »

2023-04-23 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

An Introvert’s Guide to Networking

De : Maureen McCann

Push down all of your negative self-talk and summon the courage to talk to at least three people at in-person events. My friend Constance introduced me to this technique years ago. She is a natural networker, very inquisitive and always knows precisely what to say. I, conversely, struggle to fill the silence, attempt to meet as... Read more »

2023-02-09 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

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

De : Maureen McCann

Last summer I stopped running for the first time in 20+ years. Running wasn’t fun for me that spring and I knew if I kept pushing myself, I was only going to make things worse. So I gave myself permission to stop. Fast forward to the fall of 2022 and it was time to integrate... Read more »

2023-01-24 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

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

De : Maureen McCann

Generally speaking, we Canadians are a humble bunch. We don’t like to talk about ourselves, and we certainly don’t brag about our achievements. In fact, many of us were taught NOT to self-promote as it often appears to others as arrogant or self-aggrandizing. So, how do we conduct an effective job search with one arm... Read more »

2022-11-03 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

This advice comes with a warning.

De : Maureen McCann

Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. Let me point out a few posts offering conflicting advice that I found in my LinkedIn feed last month. ⚡ Only connect to people you know | Connect to everyone. ⚡ Cover letters are dead | Cover letters help you stand out in today’s market. ⚡ Resumes... Read more »

2022-09-13 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

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

De : Maureen McCann

Hiring doesn’t come to a screeching halt over the summer months, but many job seekers take time off to reassess their goals, spend time with family, and recoup from the hard work and effort they put in the rest of the year. With the evenings getting a little cooler, it won’t be long before sweater... Read more »

2022-08-13 | [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"]

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"]

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"]

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"]

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"]