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Executive Resume Writing, Career Coaching, Interview Coaching, Executive, Senior Management Resumes, Manager Resume, Experienced Professionals, Mid-Career Professionals Resume, Resume Service, Professional Resume,

Meet Daisy Wright Daisy

Daisy Wright is an award winning career coach, author and certified resume strategist who collaborates with mid-level professionals, managers, and executives to develop attention-grabbing resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and other career marketing documents that focus on telling their career stories and getting them hired FASTER!

Visit her website at www.thewrightcareer.com

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No Canadian Experience, Eh?

“No Canadian Experience, Eh?” Who knows this better than an internationally-educated professional or new immigrant trying to get a foot in the door of an employer. Sometimes it appears the focus is more on the ‘lack of Canadian work experience’ than on the individual’s long track record of successes.

If you are such an individual, don’t worry. You are not alone, as even those who have just graduated from college or university hear something similar – the lack of experience. This is where my book “No Canadian Experience, Eh?” comes in. It’s a handy career tool full of resources that can assist anyone in the job search market. Visit the website at www.nocanadianexperience-eh.com for additional information.

Seven Top 7 Reasons Companies Initiate Coaching Programs

The Conference Board of Canada has come up with 7 top reasons why companies initiate coaching programs:

1. Assist leadership development

2. Enhance career development

3. Orient new employees

4. Accelerate learning

5. Improve retention

6. Transfer knowledge from retiring employees

Source: Conference Board of Canada

Sometimes It’s Lonely on the Way to the Top (by Mark Victor Hansen)

As I read Mark’s newsletter this morning I was reminded of an article I wrote some months ago and it asked the following:

Have you ever wanted to do something really great for yourself but you are always confronted by BUT’s?

“I would like to change my job, BUT…”

“I would like to get a professional resume done, so I can begin to look for that job, BUT…”

“It would be great to find a career coach who could support me with my goals, BUT…”

“I would like to start a business, BUT…”

“It would be great to take some courses, BUT…”

Below is a paragraph from Mark Victor Hansen’s latest newsletter indirectly encouraging you to get rid of the BUT’s:

“The thing about following your dreams is that most people will think and say that you’re crazy, out of your mind, not thinking straight, you have your head in the clouds. This may even come from the people you love the most. Whatever the reasoning, some people will undoubtedly try to hold you back. Sometimes we have to let go of the people we’ve known the longest. Sometimes, when we go after our hearts’ desires, we have to let go of who and what we used to be. We have to break away from the pack and chase our own dreams. Perhaps you’re going after what you really want will inspire others to do the same. Even if it doesn’t, you still have to follow your path to your designated and dreamed-of greatness.”

Set your goals and follow your dream!

Daisy…Your Career Coach

Are you Conducting Your Job Search from Work?

** Are you using your company’s computer, fax machine, business e-mail account and office supplies to conduct your job search?

** Do you believe you are entitled to use the workplace to find a better job?

Though such activities are widespread, they are usually against company policy and could result in your dismissal.

Use common sense when conducting your job search at the office.

** Do not neglect the work you are paid to do

** Do not use the company’s telephone number or email address on your resume

** Conduct your job search outside business hours and away from the office

** Visit the local photocopying centre to make copies or fax your resume

The fact that you are unhappy with your job does not give you the right to use the workplace to find something better.

What’s Your Potential for Success…?

Weddle’s surveyed a total of 1,270 people about their potential for success in their future job search campaigns:

** 57.6% Responding to an ad posted on an Internet job board

** 16.8% Networking at business and social events

** 7.2% Responding to an ad posted on an employer’s Web-site

** 7.6% Sending a resume to an employer by mail

** 3.9% Receiving a call from a headhunter

** 1.9% Receiving a call from a staffing firm

** 1.9% Attending a career fair

** 1.6% Responding to a newspaper ad

** 0.7% Joining a social networking site

This survey shows that 58% of job seekers rely on Internet job boards to find a position.

Source: www.weddles.com

Managers Say Thank-You Letters are Essential

Managers Say Thank-You Letters are Essential:

70% said e-mailing thank-you notes was appropriate, especially to acknowledge a small gift or gesture (Recent survey by the Emily Post Institute).
Thank-you notes are mandatory and expected in some situations. A survey in August 2005 by CareerBuilder.com found that:

Nearly 15 percent of hiring managers would reject a job candidate who neglected to send a thank-you letter after the interview
32 percent said they would still consider the thankless prospect but that their opinion of him or her would diminish
Nearly a quarter (23 percent) of managers prefer handwritten thank-yous
21 percent seek a typed hard copy
19 percent want e-mailed thank-yous followed up with a snail-mailed letter
Source: www.writeexpress.com

CareerBuilder.Com Launches Resume-Matching Engine

CareerBuilder.com is streamlining the hiring process for subscribers to its database of 19 million resumes with a new matching engine.

The technology automatically locates resumes that best match another resume, an uploaded document or a job posting, providing faster access to more relevant candidates.

The R2 (Recommended Resumes) matching engine is a patent-pending technology that allows employers three options to zero in on the most relevant resumes for their open positions.

Read the entire article at http://www.wpsmag.com/newscenter/newsdisplay.asp?id=5997

For more information: http://www.careerbuilder.com

Starting Smarter

Entry-level employees offer tips on what employers are looking for.

People who are:

• results-driven
• passionate and enthusiastic about learning
• flexible and open-minded
• able to work independently and effectively without the need for micromanagement
• open to new ideas
• able to concentrate
• able to multitask

People who:
• ask questions and enjoy challenge
• come early and stay late
• want to excel—people who are willing to take leadership

Source: Business Week – October 31, 2006 – Careers Section

Recommending HR as a Career

A recent poll carried out by Workforce Management asked the question:

Would you recommend HR as a career path?

The results are as follows:

28%: Yes. Despite some drawbacks, HR and workforce management in general are a great path for someone embarking on a career in business or a seasoned professional changing career paths

15%: No. HR and workforce management is often maligned by the rank and file and not taken seriously in the C-suite. The hassles aren’t worth it.

57%: Maybe. Depends on the person. HR isn’t for everyone.

Total respondents: 444

Source: Workforce Management

Women’s Internet Marketing Summit

You are invited to the Women’s Internet Marketing Summit
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http://www.wecai.org/wim_summit.htm