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Over the course of my two decades in the careers sector, I’ve recruited for top companies across Europe and North America. As an executive recruiter and recruitment consultant I partnered with talented people across countless industries to help get them in front of decision makers. As a resume consultant, I have partnered with leading professional in Calgary to prepare winning resumes and help them advance their careers. If you’re looking for professional resume writing services in Calgary from a resume writer with multiple certification and international awards, I can help.

As a resume writing consultant and interview coach, I’ve worked…


So, you have long-term career goals? If you’re looking for professional resume writing services in Vancouver, I can assist. Since 2009, I have acquired numerous resume writing certification, including Certified Master Resume Writer (CMRW) and Certified Executive Resume Master (CERM). I have also won multiple international resume writing awards to become recognized in many quarters as the best resume writer in Vancouver.

Good. That’s always a good item to be clear on before you turn up for a job interview.

Do you know why you may never realize them?

Many people don’t, they’re too close to daily grind to actually…


I’ve recruited for top companies across Europe and North America. As an executive recruiter and recruitment consultant I partnered with talented people across countless industries to help get them in front of decision makers.

As a resume writing consultant and interview coach, I’ve worked with the 1% in helping secure them interviews with their target companies and helping them navigate the interview.

If you are a new graduate, before you do another thing, go and get it. I want you to have it. Did I mention it’s FREE? Sign up here.

So, why do new graduates fail to win the…


I often hear clients recounting incidents of office politics gone wrong. However, office politics are not always negative nor do they always have to result in job loss.

Understanding how to respond and to develop a few strategies to turn the dynamic in your favour can help your experience with office politics be one that yields positive results.

Recognize That Politics Is a Necessary Dynamic

Have you ever asked your coworkers to support an idea or defended a colleague’s actions to your supervisor? If so, you have engaged in office politics.

People rarely achieve consensus, even in small groups. Hence…


Leadership in the workplace is no longer a top-down affair in which only the boss has ability to make decisions. Modern workplaces expect employees to demonstrate personal leadership in order to drive results. Even if you are not in a formal leadership position, behaving like a leader can also help place you in position to receive promotions or unique assignments. Additionally, when you act like a leader, we can highlight that on your resume.

The following 10 tips will help you become a recognized leader in your workplace.

1.Manage Workplace Drama with Skill & Diplomacy:

Gossiping, talking down about colleagues…


Over my 2 decades in the careers industry, I’ve come across this situation more than a few times. “Ken, the resume I put together by myself does actually get me some interviews, but I hate it”. So, naturally, I’d ask why they hated it.

In most cases, it was because the job seeker felt that their resume just didn’t reflect who they were, what they’d done, or what they were capable of.

But..it gets interviews, so it must be fine, right?

Wrong.

First of all — how many of you feel like that or have felt like that?

I’ve been…


I’ve recruited for top companies across Europe and North America. As an executive recruiter and recruitment consultant I partnered with talented people across countless industries to help get them in front of decision makers.

As a resume writing consultant and interview coach, I’ve worked with the 1% in helping secure them interviews with their target companies and helping them navigate the interview.

Over the years, I’ve worked with many Mothers returning to the workplace. One of the most common career-related concerns they have about returning is the gap on the resume.

Now this fear isn’t exactly unfounded. In a study…


Don’t focus exclusively on the design or pretty colors in a resume too much. Don’t let that be your ‘be all and end all’.

Having an aesthetically pleasing resume template is important, it helps you stand out. However, once you’ve attracted the eye of the recruiter it’s the content of the resume that will make or break you!

The aim here is to demonstrate true value to the employer through hard-hitting content in your resume.

You may have heard of the phrase ‘selling, not telling’?

You must show the reader that you have the ability to do the job, that…


What is a Personal Brand and How Do I Use It?

If you think brands are the exclusive property of companies, think again. Your “personal brand” might be the difference between finding the job of your dreams, or spending years in career limbo. Maybe it’s time to perform a little due diligence on your end to bring personal brand in alignment with your resume or CV.

Understand the Term

Personal brand does not mean you need a logo and a color scheme, what it means is that you are comfortable being who you are and are confident enough to share…


I’ve recruited for top companies across Europe and North America. As an executive recruiter and recruitment consultant I partnered with talented people across countless industries to help get them in front of decision makers.

As a resume writing consultant and interview coach, I’ve worked with the 1% in helping secure them interviews with their target companies and navigate the interview.

So, what’s the secret to winning an interview.

Well, let’s flip this around and think about it from the hiring manager’s perspective.

So, these people have put together a job description, they know the type of profile they’re looking for…

Ken Docherty

I am an experienced executive recruiter, former staffing agency owner, and multi-certified, multi award-winning resume writer.

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