Savor the Sound of Music. Create Your Future.

I am in awe of musicians. Recently I attended a concert featuring the Nova Scotia Symphony and popular Canadian crooner, David Myles. I sat for nearly two hours listening to magical arrangements executed by dozens of deeply talented and gifted musicians while I watched the conductor weave the music together with his mysterious choreography. I […]

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Is My CV a Legal Document?

executive resume writing | Is My CV a Legal Document?

If you’re new to job searching, you’ll want to know what’s important for today’s hiring process. Although a resume is not a legal document, as is a job application, its contents will be scrutinized by the many parties who read it. If you suddenly find yourself in the labor market, perhaps for the first time […]

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High-Octane LinkedIn Profiles Start with a Quality Photo

      Did you know that profiles with pictures attract 50-70% more views than profiles without pictures? If you want to be found by corporate recruiters looking for an executive like you, you need a robust LinkedIn profile that begins with a professional-grade photo.          Turbo-charge your LinkedIn photo Don’t use an old […]

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When the Job Offer Falls Flat

After a lengthy job search, you’ve connected with an organization that fits you like a glove. You respect the company, the people and you know the industry. Everything is fitting together perfectly. You’ve met several times, have gone to lunch with the Managing Director and have been introduced to the executive committee. Your resume has […]

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Imagine Your Success

If you struggle with a career goal that you can see in your mind’s eye, but continually fail to act on, you’re not alone. There are amazingly successful people in business today who have achieved impressive accomplishments and have the power to move forward. But they don’t, because of a perceived shortcoming that has become […]

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Conducting a Confidential Job Search?

Loyalty and the job hunt Are you concerned that your employer will uncover your job search? You feel disloyal to your company and fearful of the consequences of being discovered, because there is a lot riding on your ability to provide for your family.  This is a natural concern, especially when you’ve had a good […]

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Will Your Executive Resume Pass the Test?

Recently I worked with an executive who is with an international consulting firm. He had been approached by the SVP of Research and Development and encouraged to apply for an upcoming senior-level vacancy. My client is brilliant, ambitious and clearly on the fast track. Both of us were feeling confident that he would ace the competition. After all […]

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How Following Up Got Me The Job

How I won the job by following up As a business owner in the careers industry who is fairly new to the marketing and sales game, I absorb everything I can on the topic and learn from those who are good at it. As they say, it takes 10,000 hours to competence, and frankly, I […]

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Run to a Job You Love

Almost every day I hear from intelligent, educated and talented people working in every imaginable industry who are stuck trying to figure out how to start a job search. Here is what I hear: “I feel like I’m spinning my wheels.” “I don’t know where to begin.” “I’m working 70 hours a week and have […]

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