Résumé Writing

Choosing The Right Resume Format Really Matters

Workopolis | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Business
Workopolis

Every time you send out a resume, it competes with 250+ other resumes. If you use a confusing or underwhelming format, you run the risk that your resume ends up in the trash. What if we told you that existing resume formats could easily do the job for you?

What You Need To Stop Putting In Your Resume

Peter Harris | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Business
Peter Harris

"Oh gimme a break, not another 'results-oriented, hard-working, team player.'" Self-descriptions like these turn up in so many resumes that they don't serve to differentiate candidates anymore. In fact, they have the opposite effect by making the job seeker appear generic and cookie-cutter. Stop trying to describe yourself.

The One Skill on Your Resume That Matters Most to Employers

Peter Harris | Posted 09.25.2016 | Canada Business
Peter Harris

While the content is ostensibly what you have done in the past, the real subject of your resume should actually be what you can do in the future. Your past accomplishments as evidence of your future potential. There's really only one skill that matters at the end of the day. It is your ability to achieve results -- they care about what you can do with what you know.

A Head Hunter Shares 8 Blunt Reasons Why No One Is Hiring You

Jessica Glazer | Posted 09.01.2016 | Canada Business
Jessica Glazer

As a headhunter, I call people who are sitting at their desk already working, and as a recruiter, I get resumes and emails from people seeking employment. The difference between the two is extraordinary. If you are looking for work and wondering why no one is calling or emailing you back, here are the real reasons you aren't getting a job.

How to Impress Me With Your Resume

Debra Goldblatt-Sadowski | Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada
Debra Goldblatt-Sadowski

Remember that episode of Seinfeld? Well, we're with Mr. Lippman. Chill out on the exclamation points -- they are rarely necessary in a resume/cover letter. When in doubt, leave them out.