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2017-09-05

X is for that “X-Factor” in Your Next Interview

When preparing a client for an interview, I’m always looking for that X-factor… the thing that will set them apart from the crowd. This can show up in many ways.
By Paulette Pommells
Tags: interviews, writing sample

2017-07-21

Canadian Lawyer Feature

I am absolutely thrilled to be on the cover of Canadian Lawyer this month with my peers!
By Paulette Pommells
Tags: canadian lawyer, lawyer coach

2017-07-14

W is for “Waiting” for That Ideal Job Offer

A few of my clients have recently turned down job offers. “Why would they do that?” you may be thinking… Simply put: because the offers weren’t a good match!
By Paulette Pommells
Tags: job offer, job search, interview, job application

2017-06-01

V is for “Video-Based” Training for Hirebacks

Are you worried about life after hireback? Does your job search give you anxiety? My new course is set to eliminate the clutter! Start with 3 FREE videos when you sign up for the newsletter. No obligations.
By Paulette Pommells
Tags: hireback, job search, interview, cover letter, résumé

2017-04-28

U is for Being “Unfazed” by the Post-Hireback Job-Search

Every year articling and Law Practice Program (LPP) students go into panic mode during hireback season. The transition from being a student to the practice of law can be overwhelming, particularly for those not hired back.
By Paulette Pommells
Tags: toronto lawyer, job-search, articling, hireback, young lawyer

2017-04-05

T is for "Time-Served": How Long To Commit Before Leaving a Job

Thinking of leaving your current job but don’t know if the timing is right? I often get asked “how long should I stay so it doesn’t look bad to a prospective employer?” The truth is there is no magic number!
By Paulette Pommells
Tags: career coaching, lawyers, job search


I would highly recommend Paulette as a coach. I am a lawyer by training and have worked in Canada and abroad, mainly for the public service, in various capacities. I had come to a point in my career/position where I felt like there was no further room or support for growth and advancement. My motivation waned. I also yearned to pursue other long-held interests that I had been unable to explore for various reasons, including family responsibilities. Paulette is a knowledgeable professional who demonstrates a passion for coaching. She is also quite insightful, highly organized, genuinely caring and an empathetic listener. When I would go off track at times, she would effectively remind me of my values, goals and other pertinent information that I had shared during previous sessions to provide me with perspective/the big picture. She guided and shared helpful resources for consideration as opposed to impose her opinions. When I had to prepare for interviews, particularly a recent one that resulted in me securing an amazing job, she made herself available to support me within tight time constraints. Her confidence in my abilities and support  throughout the two years or so that I have known her have been greatly appreciated. Thanks Paulette!end-quote

- Public Policy Professional, Ontario Public Service



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