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Gail Kastning in her virtual home studio

Virtual Makeover: Go From Drab to Fab in 3 Easy Steps

Do you observe that some of your clients could benefit from a makeover of their virtual presence? Over the past year, transforming my clients’ online presence has been one of my missions. Prior to COVID-19, virtual interviews were on the rise, which pivoted regular interview coaching to include virtual training. The pandemic has only accelerated…
Canadian flag with silhouette of Parliament Buildings. Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day!

Canada Day will be a different experience in 2020. As we continue to practice social distancing, the usual public gatherings will not be held, but governments at the local and federal levels are planning all kinds of innovative and fun events to celebrate the day. The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, unveiled the…
I am essential

We Are All Essential

Has your job been classified as a “non-essential service?” Do you have clients who have been classified as a “non-essential workers?” Labels. Although often needed and helpful, they can also do harm. In order to control the spread of COVID-19, some jobs were categorized as “non-essential services.” The categories of “essential” and “non-essential” determined which…
Father's Day

Happy Father’s Day!

Father’s Day in Canada occurs on the third Sunday of June. It is not a statutory holiday (federal or provincial), but it is a special day where the focus is on showing appreciation for our fathers and those who represent father figures to us. On Father’s Day, we recognize and honour fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, fathers-in-law, and other fathers…
Thumbs-down to résumé red flags and no-no's

Career Pros Share Résumé “No-No’s”

The impact of a good résumé is truly immeasurable and can translate into positive outcomes for job seekers, including shortened job searches, higher employment, or increased salaries. In comparison, the impact of a poorly written document containing résumé red flags can create results that are just the opposite: long, frustrating job searches, no interview calls, and a…
This way, that way road sign, résumé contradictions

Résumé Writing Contradictions and Challenges

When it comes to résumé writing, everyone has an opinion. There is no lack of advice offered by career strategists and you may find that contradictions often exist. However, there may be more to the story. True résumé strategy is not about blindly following any rule. Many principles and guidelines make sense. However, the challenge…