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Archive for the ‘Resume Advice’ Category

June 30th, 2016

How to Write a Resume as a Career Changer

How to Write a Resume as a Career Changer

Are you on the verge of changing your job from sales associate to kitten groomer? No? Okay, perhaps you are not going into the kitten grooming business, but you may be looking to change your career. The sad fact about being a career changer is that it can be difficult to tailor your resume to […]

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June 10th, 2016

5 Tips to Get Your Resume Noticed

5 Tips to Get Your Resume Noticed

There is a wealth of great talent and tons of great employers in BC, and this is contributing to more competition for jobs. You may come across a posting for a job you know you would rock – the question is, how can you make your resume stand out and show that you’re the right […]

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May 27th, 2016

Digital Age – Reputation, Resumes & Video Interviews [INFOGRAPHIC]

Digital Age - Reputation, Resumes & Video Interviews [INFOGRAPHIC]

Job seekers and employers alike are using the internet to their full advantage but in slightly different ways. Most job seekers already know that the internet is an integral tool in the job hunt as more and more companies post their openings online and many require a digital application rather than a paper application. Using […]

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June 29th, 2015

Resume Basics – A Refresher

Resume Basics - A Refresher

We’ve seen every resume error in the book. These blunders make the difference
between getting an interview, and wondering why no one is calling you. The
key is proofread, proofread, proofread. Follow our simple steps, and you’ll be
one step closer to scoring that dream job!

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June 25th, 2015

Cover Letters for Resumes – Making It Easy

Cover letters for resume, making it easy

Cover letters for resumes can help job seekers boost their prospects. I have seen numerous articles in The Recruit urging job seekers to include cover letters when they apply for jobs. This raises the question: what is the purpose of a cover letter?

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June 22nd, 2015

Closing the Gap

Closing the gap

Resume gaps raise red flags for most employers, a new survey confirms: More than nine out of 10 (93 percent) executives polled said they’d be concerned about a candidate’s fit for a position if his or her resume showed involuntary periods of unemployment.

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June 15th, 2015

Employment Correspondence

Employment Correspondence

Business correspondence serves a variety of purposes throughout the career cycle, but most of all it reflects professional courtesy during the job search.

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June 11th, 2015

Winning Resumes

Winning Resumes

The goal of any good resume is to get an interview. Think of your resume as a marketing document, which, if written well, can get you further ahead than the many candidates applying for the position.

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June 8th, 2015

How to Read A Job Ad

How to read a job ad

Learning how to read a job ad can make your job search much easier. First, you’ll be in a better position to target your resume and cover letter. And, second, you’ll be able to determine which jobs suit you.

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May 27th, 2015

Resume Rules

Resume Rules

Admittedly, rules serve a purpose, and in the recruitment game, rules keep applicants on a more or less level playing field: everyone has a more equal opportunity with a few rules. That’s why there are closing dates, a job posting to guide your and your competitions’ resume content, and a certain method in which to […]

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