man handing over his resume at an outdoor coffee shop

15 terms you must include in your resume and 10 things that will get it tossed

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 10, 2014 08:24 pm

Are you a “proactive go getter?” Don’t be. Here are 15 terms hiring managers want to see in your resume, more they don’t, and 10 things you must not include under peril of it winding up in the trash.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,

Woman creates awesome Lego-like self to go with resume

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 31, 2014 03:28 pm

This aspiring account service intern should have no problem getting a job with her Lego-inspired self promotion. What a great idea.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,
Electrician at work

How to craft a skilled trades resume

Kim Hughes| Mar 20, 2014 07:11 pm

Tips on writing your resume for skilled trades positions, highlighting valuable information and lining yourself up as the stand-out candidate.

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8 reasons why you should hire a waitress at your law firm

Melissa Allen| Mar 6, 2014 09:45 pm

Here are 8 reasons why you should hire that barista or bartender. They could just be your next star performer.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes,
Jens Lennartsson with his action figures

The most amazing resume you’ve ever seen

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 13, 2014 04:16 pm

Swedish photographer takes self promotion to the next level with action figure and portfolio. What can you do to stand out in the job search?

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,
Why qualified candidates don't get hired

Ten reasons why no one will hire you

Peter Harris| Jan 17, 2014 09:16 am

In an ideal world, the job would go to the most qualified candidate, but it often doesn’t. A panel of recruiters and hiring managers share the most common candidate red flags and applicant behaviours that will keep them from hiring someone.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies, Resumes,
Waiting to hear back from a job application

Only 2% of applicants actually get interviews: Here’s how to be one of them

Peter Harris| Jan 7, 2014 11:50 am

Experts say that of all the people who apply for a job, only two percent are actually interviewed. Here’s why most applications are rejected, and what you can do to avoid being one of them. The biggest mistake that job seekers make?

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes,
Skeptical Black Woman

What most employers think you’re lying about (and what you should actually lie about)

Peter Harris| Dec 11, 2013 11:27 am

Be honest. Is everything on your resume accurate? Most employers don’t think so. They are becoming increasingly skeptical of what candidates claim about their skills and work history. But those aren’t the lies you should actually tell.

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How to write a resume that gets read

How to write a resume that gets read by more employers

Peter Harris| Nov 20, 2013 12:11 pm

For your resume to impress an employer and land you a job interview, it first has to actually be read by a human being. With modern recruitment software, there’s a good chance that it will never be seen at all. Here’s the key to getting through the filters.

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Your resume

What’s wrong with your resume

Colleen Clarke| Nov 11, 2013 02:55 pm

Few mistakes on resumes get overlooked by hiring managers and recruiters. Here are the ones that Human Resources professionals say are the most likely to sink your chances.

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