Make Your Transferable Skills Shine with this One Foolproof Game

When I was writing my resume, I wanted to make sure I was making a strong impression right off the bat. I knew language was the most significant tool in my arsenal. I realized certain words would convey stronger meaning and evoke emotion when compared with other words. To help me choose the right language,…

Mentorship: Thinking Outside the Box

Mentors are all around us. In some cases our relationships with our mentors are ‘informal’. We don’t have to ask them for anything. They just show up and show us the way. For those of us who are lucky enough, these ‘informal’ relationships include people like our moms… Or our sisters. Good friends, spouses and even…

Self-Care for the Career Shifter’s Soul

I’ve always believed that self-care, especially in times of pressure, uncertainty and transition, is the key to making it through. I equate it to the glue that keeps things together. Without it, you risk everything falling apart. There are so many elements of a career transition that you cannot control. Regardless of how hard you…

On Climbing the Career Ladder

This is a tale about ladders. And careers. It involves two characters. At first, one of the characters appears to play the role of an antagonist, who then turns out to be a silent mentor, even though he likely doesn’t know the impact he makes. The other character… is me. At the end of this…

Personal Brand: What it is and How to Create Yours

It used to be that your resume was your best bet for getting your foot in the door. You had a chance to pique an employer’s interest with a cover letter and CV and that’s pretty much all they knew about you before they actually got to meet with you face-to-face. If they wanted more,…

A Leap of Faith

In the months leading up to January, 2011, I kept a big secret. The undercurrents in my life were already causing a seismic shift – I ended a two year relationship, sold my condo, and left my job as a reporter/anchor with a top Toronto broadcaster. It seemed the universe was conspiring and all I needed to do was take “The Leap.”

Make Over Your Resume With These Helpful Tips

After seeking the advice of two directors who hire new staff on an ongoing basis, I figured the time had come for my resume to say goodbye to my 90’s style CV (aka long narrative) and hello to a fresher, lighter digital friendly representation of myself that can either get me in the game or have me waiting on the sidelines until I get with the times.