“Nothing bad’s going to happen to us. If we get fired, it’s not failure; it’s a midlife vocational assessment.” ~P. J. O’Rourke, US humorist and journalist (Source: Rolling Stone, November 30, 1989)
Martin Buckland is renowned across Canada as a leading Executive Career Matchmaker and Executive Career Management Services Professional. He has been providing outplacement and career transition services to clients across Canada since 1993, earning peer nomination as one of the “Top 22 Career Management Professionals” in the world, the only Canadian selected.
As the Principal of Elite Resumes and the sole Canadian facilitator of the Senior ExecuNet round table, his numerous certifications and industry alliances elevate him to an elite group of Executive Career Management Professionals in North America. Martin has been described by leading Canadian Executive Recruiters as the most connected person at the senior executive level, fearlessly tapping his vast network to uncover opportunities for his clients.
Martin has developed a reputation as a powerful and respected EMBA Career Coach, forming alliances with numerous prestigious business schools across North America. He is frequently interviewed as an industry authority by print, radio and TV media for his opinions and guidance in all facets of career management. Martin has shared his expertise with media outlets including the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, National Post, CBC, CityTV, CHCH, CTV, and Corus Entertainment.
As a former law enforcement officer with the renowned London Metropolitan Police, Scotland Yard and RCMP, Martin brings a unique perspective and level of preparedness, confidence and authority in preplanning and executing on-site terminations, debriefing and reporting.
Martin continually updates his certifications to ensure each client’s career management plan addresses current hiring trends. As social recruiting penetrated the market, Martin was one of the first in Canada to acquire social media certifications and commence teaching his clients how to expedite their job search using active and passive social media platforms.
The core of the Downsize With Dignity philosophy is to provide “white glove” support to human resources personnel, terminating managers and terminated individuals. Martin is qualified to assist companies throughout the entire termination cycle, from the preplanning phase to performing on-site termination.
Each corporate executive outplacement contract and individual outplacement client includes the following career management tools: resume and cover letter writing, executive career coaching, job search, in-person and online networking, change management, personality assessment, personal branding, job targeting, interview, salary negotiation, and career mentoring. This multi-faceted approach to career transition is unlike any other currently available from other executive outplacement and executive career management firms in Canada for the senior executive.
Why do we offer such a diverse range of services? Martin is truly the most credentialed industry professional. He is highly regarded by his peers for meeting clients various career transition requirements and works hard to exceed their ever changing expectations.
His certifications include:
Certified Professional Resume Writer
Co-Pilot Executive Coach
Certified Job & Career Transition Coach
Certified Job Search Trainer
Certified Professional Branding Strategist
Certified Employment Interview Professional
Online Professional Networking Strategist
Microblogging Career Strategist
Social Networking Career Strategist
Certified Social Media Career Strategist
Since 1999, Martin has been honoured to facilitate the Toronto chapter of ExecuNet, North America’s leading senior executive job, career and networking organization. The twice monthly Senior ExecuNet round table meetings are specifically designed to provide a unique forum for executives at the $200,000+ compensation level to exchange leads, experiences, ideas, and gain peer feedback specific to furthering their career. This venue offers a controlled, discreet and confidential environment to make important contacts and share information with others from different industries and functions. This group is limited in size to maximize interaction and maintain the integrity.