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Archive for the ‘Resume Advice’ Category

September 23rd, 2017

Staying Motivated During a Long Job Search

Staying Motivated During a Long Job Search

The process of looking for a new job can be a challenge. Sometimes, this search can take longer than you expected it to. This could be due to a number of reasons, whether it’s the economy, ebbs and flows in the job market, or waiting to find the perfect role for you. While it won’t […]

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July 5th, 2017

3 Ways to Make a Strong Impression with Your Resume

3 Ways to Make a Strong Impression with Your Resume

Have you heard the statistic that recruiters only spend an average of 6 seconds reviewing a resume? With such a short time to grab someone’s attention, you need to make the most of it and ensure your resume makes a great first impression. Here are a few ways you can start to communicate more through […]

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March 30th, 2017

What to Do When Your Company has Downsized You

What to Do When Your Company has Downsized You

This article is part of the BC Tech Jobs Career Experts program. We’ve brought together a team of some of the top HR experts in Vancouver’s tech scene to give our community a better understanding of how to get ahead in their careers in tech.   Are you looking for a job in tech? Want […]

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August 4th, 2016

How to Showcase Your Skills on a Resume [INFOGRAPHIC]

How to Showcase Your Skills on a Resume [INFOGRAPHIC]

Be honest – when was the last time you revamped the skills section of your resume? That’s right. Many candidates ignore this part, choosing instead to focus on professional achievements, qualifications, or education. They don’t even suspect that they’re making a huge mistake. That’s because the skills section acts as a deal-breaker during the early screening process. Here’s […]

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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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