Case Study: How Language Impacts New Immigrant Outcomes

By Lori Jazvac. I sometimes get asked by clients whether their language and pronunciation will affect career outcomes. I relate the story of my mother, Anica (aka “Annie”), a determined immigrant who once ventured to Canada with relatively few English communication skills. Annie’s Canadian Workplace Career Transition Back in the mid-60s, the hiring manager at Hamilton’s leading glass factory was recruiting…

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Client Intake Process Development / Optimization for Resume Writing Services

By Kamee Gilmore. As career professionals and resume strategists, we often say that “first impressions count.” The intake process for resume writing services is where the initial communication occurs and vital information is exchanged. It also sets the tone of your client’s overall impression and experience. You want to ensure that it is a memorable one! The “intake process” is the interface…

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Career Development Ethics & Theory – CCDP Preparation Course

Career Development Ethics & Theory  CDP PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM …leading to CCS & CCDP Certification NEXT FULLY FACILITATED ONLINE COURSE STARTS SOON We are pleased to offer a one-of-a-kind professional development program for those practitioners who are working towards their Certified Career Strategist (CCS) and Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) certifications. The next distance learning classes start in January. Check…

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Becoming a Subject Matter Expert

By Natalie MacLellan. Whether we are engaged in career coaching, interview consulting, or resume and profile writing, our clients rely on our specialized knowledge. Clients come to us because we are assumed to know things that they do not. People regard us as Subject Matter Experts. A Subject Matter Expert (SME) is a recognized authority in his or her field. You…

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Industry-Leading Advanced Resume Development Certificate Program

 Not sure how to write a strategic resume? You’re not alone. Build your credibility…  …and your resume writing skills. Advanced Resume Development Certificate Program Next 5-week fully facilitated online program is scheduled for May 2017 If you are serious about advancing your expertise in resume writing, or if you are considering applying for your Certified Resume Strategist (CRS) Certification in the…

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Resume Development: A Recruiter’s Perspective

By Joanne Savoie Malone. As a recruiter, I read resumes daily and I appreciate a well-written one. I recognize that putting together a resume is personal and everyone has an opinion. But, there is more to resume writing. To be a good resume writer, you need excellent interviewing skills in order to assess your client’s background, experiences, and abilities. It’s…

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Pricing Freelance Resume Services

salary negotiation

By Kamee Gilmore. Price…. the cost at which something is obtained. In the field of resume writing, that “something” for our clients is their desired job or promotion as a result of the services we have provided. In Canada, the average individual makes anywhere from $36,000 to $64,000 per year. If you break this down, a person makes from $139…

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Workplace Flexibility On the Rise

By Lori Jazvac. In my earlier career, a manager suggested that I start working from home to perform collection calls in the evening. At the time, I declined. I had grown up with the notion that a traditional “9-5” role constituted working only outside of the home, an assumption likely formed because my parents worked shifts in a factory for over…

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Budget Creates Flexibility and Opportunity for Canadians Seeking New Skills, Education and Jobs.

News Feature

March 22nd, 2017 (OTTAWA) – Career development professionals from across Canada are applauding the federal government’s agenda for increasing labour market participation. The 2017 Federal Budget, tabled today in Ottawa by Minister Morneau took important steps to invest in labour force participation for underrepresented groups, especially youth, women, indigenous populations and veterans. While the government did not commit to a national…

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A Holistic Approach to Career Development

By Conny Lee. Holistic, as defined by the Oxford Dictionary, is “characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.”  In considering this, it seems natural that we should approach our careers holistically as well. There is more to our lives than our careers alone and more to our careers than earning…

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New Publication: Smart strategies for managing workplace bullies out of your life and business

An alarming number of employees suffer from bullying at work.  The cost of bullying is enormous—from the lost productivity, trust, and well-being among workers to the expense of replacing people who leave, increased healthcare, and litigation.  It doesn’t have to be this way. THE BULLY-PROOF WORKPLACE: Essential Strategies, Tips, and Scrips for Dealing with the Office Sociopath is designed to…

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Work/Life Balance Primer

By Rachael Maxcy. Work/Life balance is important to career development in many ways. Here are three self-help articles that are sure to stimulate thought on how you can gain balance between your personal and professional lives. Personal Time: How To Regain Balance In Your Life Overview: Helps the individual to evaluate what is important to him or her and then how to use…

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The Pursuit of Work/Life Balance: Step Back to the Shore

By Adrienne Tom. It’s been almost 10 years since I became a mom and a business owner, back to back.  I tried my best to prepare, but each role involved a lot of “learn as you go.”  One of my biggest personal challenges was finding a way to simultaneously meet the needs of both of these high-demand roles. When things…

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Understand Employment Strategy and You’ll Write Superior Resumes

Lori Jazvac

By Lori Jazvac. You cannot hone your craft of resume writing without truly understanding employment strategy. The world of work is shaped by complex and shifting demographic, social, political, and economic factors. As a resume strategist, you are not only a writer. You are a change leader, a brand innovator, and a value enabler. Using your ability to craft a resume,…

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Do Resume Writers Need to Study Grammar?

By Marian Bernard. Do we resume writers need to study grammar? Although we might knee-jerk react and answer “no” to this question, I would beg to differ. Just as our clients keep current on up-and-coming events in their respective industries, we are obligated to do so as well. I speak from personal experience. Let me take you back to 1996,…

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