Last week I delivered a presentation to 75 electricity professionals at a large electric utility conference in a neighbouring province.These professionals are highly trained experts. They know about very complex and sophisticated things, such as protection relay testing, electromechanical and micro-processor based protective relays, circuit breakers, transformers, and switchgear. Their ...

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Simple tools to help you to gain confidence and attract the right decision-makers to your business or your career. As an executive career management consultant and executive resume strategist, it surprises me that over the years most of my highly successful technology executives and CTOs struggle with simple marketing communications ...

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“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” - Winston Churchill In a recent trip to New York City, I met a guy in a restaurant on the Upper East Side who works as a day trader. It immediately occurred to me how little I know about ...

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I recently surveyed senior executives in the energy industry in Canada and the United States and uncovered a surprising trend. Succession and career planning are not typically identified as strategic imperatives, in spite of our knowledge of the contrary. Most executives I spoke with claimed that there was a clear ...

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Two minutes is a long time to talk non-stop. Try it. It’s also a long time to talk non-stop about yourself. Imagine that you are in front of the CEO at your dream company and she says: “Tell me about yourself.” Are you at a loss of what to say? ...

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It is estimated that there are 250 applicants per advertised corporate job according to Dr. John Sullivan. How can you stand apart from 249 direct competitors? The simple answer is simply—don’t. Use the power of the hidden job market to put yourself in the driver’s seat. It is widely accepted ...

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Executive resumes are written for multiple audiences. Stand out with powerful words that will set you apart. What do you do differently from other executives in your industry? Do you deliver financial results in spite of massive barriers in the marketplace? Perhaps you are an expert at developing deep partnership ...

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I am in awe of musicians. Recently I attended a concert featuring the Nova Scotia Symphony and popular Canadian crooner, David Myles. I sat for nearly two hours listening to magical arrangements executed by dozens of deeply talented and gifted musicians while I watched the conductor weave the music together ...

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Earn $250K+ annually as an independent director [BOD] The hidden job market is full of conventional and non-conventional opportunities to earn an income and make a meaningful impact on society. The focus of this article is targeting an independent (non-executive) director position on a corporate board of directors using the ...

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Linked In job search: 4 easy ways to get hired using your Linked In profile The hidden job market refers to 80% to 95% of job and business opportunities that are never advertised and Linked In is a tool that you can use to leverage it. Here’s how. Linked In ...

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