Tag: job search

Launching your last executive job search before retiring.

De : Maureen McCann

You’re less than five years from retirement. You’ve decided you don’t want to stay in your job any longer. It’s time to make a move. But…the last time you looked for work, it was the 20th century. Mack called me last week with this exact issue. She loved her job for 20+ years, but it... Read more »

2024-04-02 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

Do this one thing before starting your executive job search.

De : Maureen McCann

Define what the finish line looks like. How will you know you’ve secured the right offer from the right company for the right role? It sounds simple enough, but you’d be surprised to learn that many six-figure executives struggle to define this for themselves. Most think they clearly understand what they want until they learn... Read more »

2023-12-19 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

7 Job Search Habits to Break Before the New Year.

De : Maureen McCann

1. Blasting your network with messages about job loss. ✔ Instead: Send a tailored message to a specific person asking for a one-on-one conversation. Start building relationships with individuals. Rinse and repeat. 2. Relying on job boards. ✔ Instead: Take ownership of your job search. Expand your network. Conduct market research. Collect insights from first... Read more »

2023-12-05 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

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

De : Maureen McCann

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 recognize what they’re doing isn’t working. Their desperation has led them to fear, anxiety, stress and loss of confidence. This week, I had two such calls. Call one: She... Read more »

2023-11-28 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

5 steps to career management for executives

De : Maureen McCann

𝟭. 𝗔𝗹𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗯𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱. Having ownership of your career means being well-positioned to pivot quickly. It means anticipating the need before it becomes a need. Your resume is ready. You’re focused on your end goal and you’re ready to take action with a well-thought-out strategic career plan that will get you from... Read more »

2023-11-21 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

10 Things to remove from your resume before 2024

De : Maureen McCann

As an executive resume writer for nearly 20 years, I have worked with incredibly savvy, experienced and growth-focused professionals and leaders. With competition for great talent at an all-time high you need to make your resume stand. Here are 11 easy fixes you can do today to make your resume go from good to great.... Read more »

2023-11-14 | [show_post_categories show="category" hyperlink="yes"]

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"]