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Work experience

Online Learning Facilitator & Trainer

Life Strategies

Educated career professionals about best practices when working with clients to create a 'job search club'.

Engaged students, enhanced learning outcomes, and provided extensive resources through question and answers, sample sharing, and story telling.

Feb 2008Dec 2012

Executive Resume Writer & Sr. Career Consultant

Graham Management Group

Partnered with senior executives to develop high-quality marketing documents that secured interviews, promotions, and successful career transitions.

Jan 2007Jan 2012

Career Consultant

Andre Filion & Associates

Advised recently 'released' senior-level clients to improve career collateral,  identify and pursue a customized career strategy and implement tactical plan to gain employment.


Professional Resume Writer


Recently Published Articles

Mainstream Media Interviews

Executive VisualCVs




Book Contributions

Guest Blog Post



Professional Speaking Engagements & Contributions




Tele Networking Founder & Facilitator | Career Professionals of Canada

September 2007 to present         

Senior Advisor / Social Networking Moderator and Ambassador | Career Professionals of Canada             

March 2007 to present   




Interview Strategies for Job Seekers

Vanier Community Service Centre

November, 2011

Train-the-Trainer: Client Motivation and Return to Work Strategies

Train-the-Trainer: Advanced Resume Strategies - Information Gathering


October, 2011

How to Apply to the Federal Government

General Dynamics Canada

September, 2011

Resume, Interview, Job Search & Salary Negotiation Strategies

SMART Technologies 

Fall, 2011

Train-the-Trainer: Job Club Coach e-Learning Instructor

Life Strategies

May  2011

Get your Career Moving

Ottawa Carleton District School Board

May 7, 2011

How to Apply to the Federal Government

General Dynamics Canada

May 4, 2011

Job Search

Self-Marketing & Networking


Interviewing & Salary Negotiation

Andre Filion & Associates

onging March & April 2011

Advanced Resume Writing for Engineers

General Dynamics Canada

March 10, 2011

Resume Writing for Government of Canada Employees

Department of Fisheries and Oceans

March 2, & 11, 2011

Winning the Selection Process with the Government of Canada

Department of Fisheries and Oceans

March 2 & 11, 2011

Advanced Resume Strategies for Mentors & Mentees

Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization

ongoing December 2010 to present

Train-the-Trainer: Advanced Resume Writing for Career Professionals

Community Employment Resource Centre

February 17, 2011

Train-the-Trainer: Advanced Resume Writing for Employment Consultants

YMCA - Merivale location

February 10, 2011

The Value of Social Media for Human Resources

Human Resources Professional Association of Ottawa

January 26, 2011

Train-the-Trainer: Integrating Social Media into an effective job search


January 25, 2011

Career Movement

Ottawa School Board

April 17, 2010

LinkedIn and Social Networking Sites - Tools for Executive Job Search

Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions

April 13, 2010

Resume 101

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

University of Ottawa

February 23, 2010

Train-the-Trainer: Career Development 2.0


January 26th, 2010

Career Development 2.0

What Employers Want

The Ottawa Citizen Job Fair

November 5, 2009

Girl Geek Dinner Ottawa

October 26, 2009

Career Development 2.0

Experica, The Practice Firm

October 19, 2009

Resume Workshop Facilitator

National Research Council

October, 2009

Interview Strategies

Desjardins Financial Securities

September, 2009

Career Professionals of Canada

Employment Networking Group of Ottawa

September 2nd, 2009

Resume Workshop Facilitator

National Research Council

May & June 2009

Online Networking Strategies for Career Professionals

Career Professionals of Canada

May 2009

What Employers Want

Ottawa Citizen Job Fair

April 2009

Winning the Interview

Ottawa Citizen Job Fair

April 2009

Job Search Planning & Strategies

Ottawa Carleton District School Board

November 2008

Interview Strategies for Success & What Employers Want

National Career Event

October 2008

Interview Workshop & Resume Workshop

Dell Canada

April, May, and June 2008

Train-the-Trainer: Career Revival for Career Practitioners

Ontario Network of Employment Skills Training Projects (ONESTEP)

April 2008

Job Interview Techniques & What Employers Want

National Career Event

April 2008

Work, Life Balance for Moms

HUSH & HUSH little baby

February 2008

Personal Branding using Social Media

Women 2.0

October 2007

What Employers Want

National Career Event - IT & Engineer Professionals

November 2007     

Job Search Strategies

Kanata Kareer Group 

October 2007

Employment Facilitator

HT Hospitality                                                   

September through February 2008

Key Areas of Expertise

·Executive Resumes

·Career Transition

·Career Assessment

·Branding Strategy

·Online Networking Strategy

·Job Search Strategy

·Interview Strategy

·Career Transition Support

·Executive Coaching

More client testimonials

Archived Comments:

“I just want to thank you for a Great Job!As a result of your fine work, I landed a job as Surgical Chair and Professor of Surgery and Anatomy, (a "six-figure" position ), Thanks for your help!” – May 29, 2009

“[After] finishing my Career Assessment course,  I have identified a potential job that seems to match my skills and values... Maureen you were a  great coach, and really kept prodding me to focus on what I wanted as a job, without letting myself get wallowed down in self-doubts.” -May 20, 2009

“I've had many compliments about the resume you put together for me. The process was quite productive and definitely worthwhile.” – May 13, 2009

“Thank you for the wonderful working sessions together. You were great at figuring out where I was and moving at a pace comfortable for me. Your advice was always direct, clear, and important. You have left me with an enormous amount of excellent personalized materials and strategies for improving my marketing and job search efforts. The program you lead me through is packed with useful suggestions and instruction and I will return to it continuously. The GMG service was packed with value and I will recommend it to all of my colleagues needing a boost in their career development.” – May 13, 2009

“You have nurtured my enthusiasm. Thanks for helping me grow!” – May 11, 2009

“I want to thank you for the great work that you have done with my resume portfolio, and the assistance and instruction provided in searching for a job and online networking.Every person that I have spoken to about my documents is extremely impressed with them.They have definitely opened some doors for me and I have been able to approach the job search with much more confidence.

“Last week I met with a recruitment consultant who was so impressed she introduced me to a consultant that deals only with the highest level positions.By the time I left we were speaking seriously about a President position.I am not sure where it will go at this time, but tell you this to illustrate how much you have helped me in presenting myself in the job search. Thank you for the work that you do.” – May 9, 2009

“Thanks for everything you have done. You are an inspiration and natural motivator.” – May 8, 2009

April 22, 2009 - "Very happy to advise I have secured employment.Thank you so much for your efficient, friendly and professional, service.It is exactly what I was looking for. It would not have happened without your services.In closing I extend a very sincere "Thank You".

March 22, 2009 - "Working with Maureen was just what I needed at a time of significant transition in my work life. She helped me to see my career path and personal business style clearly and accurately. She kept me focused on finding a position that would not only leverage my skill set but one that would be a great personal fit and provide me with the professional challenge and satisfaction I require. With great humour, keen insight and genuine interest, she was able to keep me true to myself and to my aspirations; she talked me out of settling for anything less on more than one occasion. I highly recommend Maureen to anyone who needs a motivating, insightful and brilliant career coach."

March 21, 2009 - "Maureen is a very personable individual that always takes the time to understand your immediate needs but also helps you to see the big picture. She gives valuable, bite sized steps that you can implement immediately and empowers you at each consultation to reach your goals quickly and effectively."

March 20, 2009 - "I am very pleased with the documents.Maureen was great to work with, very professional, attentive and not to mention the excellent and accurate profile of my achievements and personal strengths.Thank you so much."

Executive Profile

An inspiring, resourceful, and well-organized master certified resume, interview, and career strategist, Maureen McCann is passionate about communicating the value of business leaders. As a consummate career teacher, coach, and mentor, Maureen works with clients to develop the documents and interview skills required for success. Moreover, as an accomplished sales professional, she understands the power of words in increasing the marketability of a wide range of clients.

Maureen is a strategic thinker and writer who turns challenges into opportunities as she coaches and mentors clients, one-on-one and in groups. She is an expert in forging open and honest communication between clients and colleagues and engendering strong partnerships.

Maureen holds the role of senior advisor and member development chair for Career Professionals of Canada. A highly proactive professional, she instituted and moderates a tele-networking program for practitioners across Canada that provides professional development, strategic advice, and support for Canadian resume writers and career consultants.

As a testament to her leadership, Maureen has been honoured with more than 10 Career Professionals of Canada Awards of Excellence for five years running. Her most recent awards include:

*Outstanding Canadian Career Leaders*

Outstanding Canadian Resume Contributor (Career Change)

Outstanding Canadian Resume Contributor (Creative)

Outstanding Canadian Online Profile Developer

In 2011, Maureen was nominated for three Career Directors Internationals' Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) awards for Best Linkedin profile, Best International Resume, and Best Cover Letter. In 2010 she won in the Best Resume in the Career Change Category. It is a distinctive honor to win or to be nominated especially against the considerable global talent presented in this annual competition.

Maureen’s work has been published in The Twitter Job Search Guide, The Directory of Professional Resume Writers, Best Canadian Resumes (2nd Edition), and Best Canadian Cover Letters. She has also been interviewed as a career expert for the Globe and Mail, and Toronto Sun.As your dedicated career strategist, Maureen will draw upon her in-depth knowledge, skill, and experience, to position you for success. Her passion will inspire, her ethic will convince, and her results will impress.

Awards & Nominations

International Awards

Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) Award winner, 2011

Best Cover Letter. Best Linkedin Profile. Best International Resume

Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) Award Winner, 2010

Best Career Changer Resume

Canadian Awards

Outstanding Canadian Career Leader, 2011

Outstanding Online Profile Developer

Outstanding Resume, Creative

Outstanding Resume, Career Change

Award of Excellence Recipient, 2010

Best Creative Resume

Three-Time Award of Excellence Recipient, 2009

Outstanding Canadian Online Profile Developer 

Outstanding Canadian Resume Contributor - New Graduate 

Outstanding Canadian Resume Contributor - Technical

Award of Excellence Nominee, 2009

Outstanding Canadian Resume Contributor - Career Change

Outstanding Canadian Resume Contributor - Executive

Outstanding Canadian Resume Contributor - Creative

Award of Excellence Recipient, 2008

Recognized for outstanding volunteer contributions to the development and support of Career Professionals of Canada. Exhibited exceptional devotion of time, effort, thought, and action with ongoing volunteer efforts.

Award of Excellence Nominee, 2008

Outstanding Canadian Resume Contributor  - Career Change

Award of Excellence Recipient, 2007 

The Award of Excellence recognizes outstanding achievements to the Canadian Careers community who demonstrates achievements through tangible and documented acts and who produces early-career contribution to the community, clients and profession.

Value Proposition

Maureen believes strongly in the law of motion - simply stated "...a career in motion stays in motion." 

Maureen works with her clients to enlighten them on their financial, health, and the emotional side of career transition. She empowers her clients to plan their success, and successfully plan to become tomorrow's leaders. 

She is a leading-edge career professional, optimizing conventional and social media to drive young professionals and six-figure executives to the finish-line. 

Think you can handle a direct conversation with someone poised to challenge your conventional thinking?

Give Maureen a call today. 

"Why not be the best in your industry?"