If you are a career changer, it can be a daunting experience to understand just where exactly you should start this...well, career change. It's my firm belief that ideally, a solid first step is for you to identify and then demonstrate key transferable skills as a career changer on your
Inevitably, for most executives, there are times when a proactive job search is needed to keep their career momentum going. If that’s you, perhaps you’ve considered reaching out to a recruiter. Working with an executive search firm is a great way to diversify your search efforts and offers many advantages,
Even if you’ve been in the non-profit sector for decades, a change to the corporate world is not as radical as it seems. If you think about it, all successful organizations—profit-driven or not—need great leaders at the helm and hard-working employees (or volunteers) to handle day-to-day responsibilities like administration, marketing,
You have a group of folks that you know on a first-name basis, know through friends, or know of. These are your three circles of influence. Think of it as a bulls-eye. Your hot circle of influence is in the center; the warm and cold circles are the outer circles.
My last blog post covered how to pinpoint transferable generalized skills from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to the civilian work sector. Here, I’ll share some specific strategies that can build value as you embark on your career transition. It’s true that the transition can be more challenging for some
Psst, Jobseeker: YOUR RESUME MIGHT NOT BE THE PROBLEM! Are you driving yourself insane wondering what is wrong with your resume because the employers you’d like to work for are not ‘knocking at your door’? Are you tired of reading DIY articles and rewriting your resume and nothing has changed?
If you are in career transition—especially if it is the first time in your career--you are tempted to take the summer off and roll up your sleeves after Labor Day. Don’t do it. It is alluring because you desperately need a break from the 9-to-5 mantra of the past
"What do you want to be when you grow-up? A fireman? A pilot? A chef?" People start asking us that question when we are just small children, and yet for so many people it’s a question that stays with us throughout our career and one we are never sure we really know the answer to. In the back of our heads we are asking ‘Did I make the right choice?
You’ve maximized your potential in your current role. You’re eager to take your career to the next level or, perhaps, in an entirely new direction. While you’re ready to explore new career opportunities, you worry about what will happen if your current manager prematurely learns of your plans. Although seeking
Change is a great motivator. People are either contemplating a change on their own or one is being imposed upon them, either way something important is happening. In Hollywood they’re called agents, in sports they’re coaches, in academia - tutors. No matter the vocabulary, they all have the same job: