It seems that no matter what type of job posting, there are usually hundreds of people applying. I thought this was a very interesting article publish by Harvard Business School, in light of all the rhetoric regarding immigrants, multi-cultural issues and corporations striving hard to hire ethic candidates: http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/minorities-who-whiten-job-resumes-get-more-interviews I’d love to hear your thoughts. […]

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I’ve spent the past year or so collaborating on a global career handbook, teamed with a global recruiter based in Canada. Much of our content applies to local career landscapes and industry professionals as it does on a global perspective. The biggest factor I can attest to when adjusting your skills and abilities to align […]

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Here is an article I felt worth sharing. Many careers improve when risks are part of the strategy. I believe some of the ideas share by the author of this piece (Christopher Dottie) may be just what many of us need: “Five risks smart job seekers​ should take“      

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One of the highlights of my past year has been mentoring a second-year journalism student from Mount Royal University. There is pure joy in experiencing the thrill of a very publication, even if the writer never received payment for it. Such is the typical path of most new writers. This article just happens to see me […]

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……any game, really. I’m a huge futball fan, of most varieties: English Premiere, Scottish League, Euro, Calgary Women’s ….. No matter the game, soccer, football, hockey or corporate politics ….strategy is the underpinnings to the Big Win. I sat with a client today, who decided at a late stage in career (inside an extremely competitive […]

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Today I am grateful for many things, my growing list of clients is one of them. I have had a tremendous year working with some of the most successful and illustrious professionals I could ever hope to meet, let alone collaborate with. I wish every one of you a feeling of hope as you open […]

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I’ve recently begun a new project: co-authoring a career handbook on how to land your dream job anywhere in the world. Expectedly, I’ve been doing a lot of research lately, as well as talking to a lot of people at network events, my own resume clients and striving hard to inject positivity into what many […]

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I speak mostly about how to prepare or empower a candidate for his next career opportunity. As a resume specialist, I obviously impart a strong recommendation for creating and maintaining an ideal resume to capture the attention of a prospective opportunity. What I don’t speak about often is the binary positioning about what an ideal candidate looks […]

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I know the majority of people do not truly love what they do as a career. Sometimes, it’s just a case of having mastered our craft and lacking daily challenge. Or it might be a cause of limitations inside the organization’s politics or structure. Here are a few thoughts to ponder that I found on […]

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Since January, I’ve been toggling life and work between the metropolises of Montreal and Calgary. Today I happened to be in Calgary, the location and dynamics and circumstances of which surfaced immense feelings of gratitude and relief. A cause of today’s events, I affirm the notion that ‘less is most definitely more:’ Leaving Chapters bookstore […]

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