Archive for August, 2010

When you have a project you have to do…

Posted on 30. Aug, 2010 by in Blog, Musings & Inspiration

What does it look like when you have a project you have to do – like redoing your rĂ©sumĂ©, or finally writing the business plan for that great idea you have?

Warning: Lev’s videos are strangely addictive. Click on the other episodes at your own risk… and then don’t be surprised when your project doesn’t get done because you’ve spent all evening watching them! (not that I would know anything about that, of course)


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3 job search tactics that don’t work (and a magic formula that does)

Posted on 26. Aug, 2010 by in Blog, Working Abroad

You’ve been in Vancouver for a number of weeks – or months – and it’s time for you to get a job.

But no matter how many rĂ©sumĂ©s you send out, you’re not getting anywhere. No one’s calling you back. You’re beginning to wonder if you’ll ever be able to find a decent job in this city.

Here’s the good news: No, you haven’t suddenly become unemployable. You’re going to find that job.

But first, you need to stop relying on 3 common job search tactics that just don’t work here.

Then I’ll show you the magic formula that will get you hired.

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The 7 commandments of Canadian résumés

Posted on 23. Aug, 2010 by in Blog, Working Abroad

Having to rewrite your rĂ©sumĂ© is never fun, and it’s hard work – especially when you cannot find relevant advice to guide you.

If you’re trying to rewrite your rĂ©sumĂ© to Canadian standards, you may have noticed that most books and websites are in fact aimed at US job seekers. There’s little Canadian-specific advice available, and much of it is too general or obvious to be truly helpful. At least that’s what I and many of my friends have experienced over the years.

Since expats often ask me to proofread and edit résumés, I have compiled a list of 7 writing tips to help you write an effective Canadian résumé without spending yet another sleepless night toiling over the darned thing!

So if you want to cut to the chase, check your résumé against this list and see how it scores:

Forget résumés ! I do graphics


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