The ATS-Friendly Resume Guide

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If you’ve been Googling like crazy for information on how to write your resume these days, it’s very likely you’ll have come across the term ATS or Applicant Tracking System. You may have a vague idea of what it is and/or what it does. You may also be wondering how this will affect your resume and your job search. On … Read More

Do I Need Two Resumes?

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A common question I get asked by clients is if they need TWO versions of their resume. Sounds a bit crazy, doesn’t it? As if writing one resume for yourself isn’t hard enough, now you have to write TWO versions? The answer is: It Depends. Here are 3 questions you should ask yourself when you start to write your resume … Read More

Do I Need a Cover Letter? | Do Cover Letters Even Matter?

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Here’s my opinion: I always recommend writing a cover letter. Of course, there are always cases where you won’t or might not need one. I get this question from clients a lot, and there are a wide range of opinions about cover letters out there! Often people think that they are outdated and irrelevant, or maybe that recruiters don’t even … Read More

Career Change During COVID

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Navigating a pandemic has also caused a lot of people to reflect on their careers. It’s usually during a holiday that people reflect on possible career growth or career change, but I’ve noticed that a pandemic is having the same effect on many people. For example, working independently from home has allowed people to focus ONLY on the actual work … Read More

What is a Career Coach?

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When I explain to people that I’m a career coach, I often get asked “What is that EXACTLY?” Most people have an idea of what a career coach does, but they don’t totally understand. And hey, that doesn’t surprise me. It’s not a job that you hear about every day, and most people haven’t worked with one before. To help … Read More

Laid Off From Your Job? Here’s What To Do Next.

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Well, March 2020 was one crazy month. As a Career Coach, I can definitely say that this is an unprecedented time of uncertainty for all of us across all aspects of our lives. That, unfortunately, includes the job market. We’ve seen some unbelievable statistics lately about the number of business closures and layoffs across not only just Canada, but the … Read More