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Have you been feeling restless or that you’ve been overstaying your welcome at your current workplace? Or maybe you’re just feeling like it’s time for a change in workplace culture. Are you working in a bit of a groundhog day situation where your day-to-day is always the same or is your manager giving you a […]

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Career Advice

What I learned at my first job.

I believe in the power of reflection and learning from my experiences. I was recently asked in an icebreaker, what was your first job? And that got me thinking, what did I learn from that job? I was 13 years old when I started at Tim Hortons; a quintessential ‘first gig’ staple for the average […]

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I used to be so fearful in meetings until I had this epiphany…

Like I highlighted above, I used to be so fearful in meetings; my idea won’t be received, I’m not going to sound smart, maybe I should wait until my thought is fully formed. It took me years before I finally had an epiphany that if everyone in the room felt the way I did, we’d […]

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Why does my career feel like I’m on a treadmill to nowhere?

It’s that feeling of getting all of the things done, checking all of the items off your list and then, nothing happens. This is what career advancement can feel like sometimes; you feel like you’ve already stepped into your next position and yet, no title change. No pay increase. I see you because I’ve been […]

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Interview Tips

The 3 myths of speaking to failure in a job interview.

While we know that failure is always a possibility, no one ever sets out with the intention to fail. In thinking back on my career to date, one of my greatest leadership failures was my communication with one of my team members. I was intimidated by them. I was always worried about what they thought […]

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3 actions YOU can take today to support women in the workforce.

On Monday a colleague of mine asked our team the question, what does International Women’s Day mean to you? I heard so many thoughtful responses including honouring the women before us and acknowledging the work that still needs to be done, educating the future generation and raising children with an awareness around gender inequity as […]

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Have you been wondering, “do I need a cover letter?”

“So c’mon Jenna, give it to me straight, do I need a cover letter?” It’s a valid question and one I get asked on almost every coaching call.It can be one of the more tedious aspects of the application process and depending on who you ask, everyone has a different perspective on why or why […]

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These 5 steps will secure your next raise.

It’s been a year since you’ve had a salary increase. You’re not certain where the business stands right now when it comes to wage increases… after all, we’re in the middle of a global pandemic. You’ve been debating, what’s next in my career journey? You’re not quite ready to make a move and you’re feeling […]

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Interview Tips

How to keep ’em thinking about you.

Does it surprise you to hear that well over half of the candidates I have interviewed over the years didn’t send a thank you note? Sending a thank you email requires all of 10 minutes of your time, if that.If done well, it shows you’re grateful, detailed oriented and interested. Equally important, it keeps you […]

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What’s your greatest weakness?

Bet you’ve never heard this one before…. 🤣 While this not my favourite way to tee up this question in an interview, it is one that will likely arise in some way, shape or form. This question could also be asked as: What piece of constructive feedback have you heard repeatedly throughout your career? What […]

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