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Trudeau, Mulcair, Harper — Why Should We Hire You?

2016-10-15T20:54:59-04:00By |Career|

An Election is an Extended Job Interview One of the key milestones in the federal election currently going on in Canada was Peter Mansbridge, from CBC, interviewing Liberal Leader, Justin Trudeau, NDP Leader, Tom Mulcair and Prime Minister, Stephen Harper about their candidacy.  In each of his three interviews Mr. Mansbridge ended with this question: What is it about you, that you feel should make you a good Prime Minister? Asked slightly in a different way, this is a common question that many interviewers ask candidates: Why should we hire you? or What makes you the ideal candidate for this role?   Sidestepping an Important Question The best answer would be something that distinguishes the candidate from all other candidates who are applying for that role.  In other words, they talk about what makes them unique.  What their competitive advantage is over their competition. In my opinion, none of the three political [...]

Time to Get Serious: Putting ME in Social Media

2016-10-15T20:55:06-04:00By |Action|

As a coach, I work with my clients helping them reach their goals and aspirations. We start by identifying what it is they want to be doing, and we set up goals that help them focus and measure themselves along the way. Like my clients, I try and do the same thing with my personal and professional objectives. As part of my ongoing commitment to my clients, I set a goal at the start of the year to become more actively involved in social media, the use of video and overall greater communications by offering advice, tips and strategies for our careers and lives in general. Throughout the year I’ve taken ‘turtle steps’ (for all you Martha Beck fans out there) towards achieving this goal. It is my intention to post regular articles and blogs that I find to be interesting and consider helpful for you, my clients and readers. [...]

5 Signs It’s Time To Leave Your Job

2016-04-29T15:08:53-04:00By |Career|

It’s Monday morning and you are dreading going into work.  As you are getting ready, you’re wondering if it’s just the thought of getting up early and having to go to any job that is making you cranky or is it this particular job that’s making it so difficult to get up? Sure there are things about the job that you don’t like, but aren’t all jobs like that?  How do you know whether it’s your particular job that’s the problem?  In other words, how do you know when it’s time to leave?  Here are five signs that tell you it may be time: You’re bored.  You’ve lost your passion and your skills aren’t being utilized. You’re struggling getting out of bed.  The alarm goes off and you have no motivation to get up. You hate entering the office.  The same routine is getting to you.  Same people, same work [...]