The perfect resume

[Infographic] The secret formula for the perfect resume?

Peter Harris | August 27, 2015 11:30 am

Data analysis of millions of resumes reveals the keywords, resume length and sections that top-rated resumes by employers have in common as well as the weaker elements to avoid at all costs.

Category: Resumes and Cover Letters

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How to avoid the most common grammar mistakes in English writing [Infographic]

Peter Harris| August 7, 2015 11:28 am

Employers will scrutinize your emails, blog posts, and social media profiles to see how well you communicate and pay attention to detail. Avoid the most common errors people make.

Category: Resumes and Cover Letters
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Ten ways you’re sabotaging your own job search without knowing it

Peter Harris| August 6, 2015 12:24 pm

Your chances of landing the job are greatly increased if you and your potential employer hit it off. Here’s how many people make sure that there’s no chance of that.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies
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The biggest mistake on a resume

Peter Harris| August 6, 2015 9:42 am

There are about five or six common mistakes that people make when preparing their resumes, but most of these stem from the one Biggest Mistake. Here’s how to fix it.

Category: Resumes and Cover Letters
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Six jobs in technology and design that can earn you over $100k

Peter Harris| August 4, 2015 11:24 am

A new report has just come out listing six surprising career options that can pay over $100,000 a year – and they aren’t just for bankers, insurance folks and executives.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Salaries, Technology
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Hiring managers reveal the qualities that make candidates stand out

Elizabeth Bromstein| August 4, 2015 9:05 am

Standing out in the job search can be hard. We asked hiring managers what causes a candidate to grab their attention and stay top of mind. Here’s what they told us.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies
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Hot jobs with low unemployment, high demand, and rising salaries

Peter Harris| July 31, 2015 5:22 pm

While the national unemployment rate remains fairly static, there are a wide range of positions experiencing labour shortages. Here are 22 hot jobs that employers are struggling to fill right now.

Category: Latest News & Advice
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The trouble with introverts (and why it’s time for them to take over)

Peter Harris| July 31, 2015 3:05 pm

While being an introvert has traditionally been seen as a career disadvantage, here are some strategies for overcoming the key drawbacks, and why now is the time for the rise of reluctant leaders.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice
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The Inside Scoop: What’s it’s like to be a brand manager

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| July 31, 2015 10:33 am

Sometimes a job description isn’t enough. It can’t tell you what a job is really like, what an average day could be, the workload, the education you need or the salary. Here’s a day in the life of a brand manager.

Category: Career profiles
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The number one reason people are fired (is the same as the reason they were hired)

Peter Harris| July 30, 2015 2:21 pm

It sounds ironic, but it turns out that the very same qualities that get one candidate chosen over the others to win the job eventually become the reason they’re let go.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job interviews