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Uncomfortable Sharing Career Accomplishments? Problem Solved: O*Net and Go Beyond

Uncomfortable Sharing Career Accomplishments_ Problem Solved_ O_Net and Go Beyond

Along the curious road of a job search, job seekers inevitably encounter the challenge of describing what it is they do—what makes them successful in their work. With 15+ years in executive search (recruiting/headhunting) and more recently 5+ years intensively working as an executive and career coach—I have a perspective to offer about how effectively […]

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Advancing Your Career – How to Make Yourself Stand Out

Advancing Your Career – How to Make Yourself Stand Out

When it comes to advancing your career, do you actually know how the system works? Or are you just winging it and hoping for the best? If you’re like most people, you’re probably more familiar with the latter, which can make it very hard to distinguish yourself from other candidates and make career advancements. Although […]

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The Easiest Thing About Networking

The Easiest Thing About Networking

For some of us, the thought of going to a networking event conjures up images of a blind date gone bad. Maybe you’re uncomfortable at the notion of going someplace where you won’t know anyone, and maybe you’re scared to death of what may (or may not) happen. When you go to a networking event, […]

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10 Life Skills You Need to Land Your Dream Career

10 Life Skills You Need to Land Your Dream Career

Many people fall into their profession either through circumstance (they got a job that turned into a ‘career’ due to the length of time they have worked there) or because of their beliefs (their father was a lawyer, so they studied law at university). But those who actually follow through and chase after their dream […]

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You Were Sure That Promotion Was All Yours, But Your Boss Had Other Plans

You Were Sure That Promotion Was All Yours, But Your Boss Had Other Plans

Research shows that only about 30% of employees are actually satisfied with their job. And having been a management consultant for over 35 years, I have helped navigate many career low points with my clients. Rest assured, career dissatisfaction is natural and part of the game. However, there are certain crises that can rock the […]

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Your Toolkit for Making a Career Transition

Your Toolkit for Making a Career Transition

Are you currently in career transition? Have you just been laid off? Or maybe you are just stuck in a career rut at your current job? Are you ready to leave or simply want a career change? If you said yes to any of these four questions then you may want to keep reading. Do […]

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Interviewing Up: How to Choose A Potential Employer

Interviewing Up: How to Choose A Potential Employer

Job seekers are used to being reviewed, compared, ranked, investigated, poked and prodded quite thoroughly during the interview process. Employers want to make sure that you are a good fit for the role and posses the right skills, experience, work ethic and intangibles that will benefit the overall mission and vision of the company. It […]

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13 Ways to Achieve the Right Work-Life Balance

13 Ways to Achieve Work-Life Balance

The phrase work-life balance has been the subject of debate for quite some time and it’s evident many overworked North Americans are in need of a better balance of the two. In fact, creating a better work-life balance for Canadians was a huge part of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s election campaign last summer. Calling for […]

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What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up?

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What do you want to be when you grow up? That is the million-dollar question. So many people come to me trying to figure that out. Age doesn’t matter in this equation. I hear from and work with 20-year-olds, 30-year-olds, 40, 50 and 60-year-olds. Everyone is seeking that elusive answer to this life defining question. […]

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How to Find More Meaning and Fulfillment at Work

How to Find More Meaning and Fulfillment at Work

We all spend the majority of our waking life at work, so it is important to do what you love and love what you do and to be working for a company that is inherently good in their intentions. What is your company culture like? Some of us may need to leave our current job, […]

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