The perfect resume

[Infographic] The secret formula for the perfect resume?

Peter Harris | Jul 28, 2014 9:30 pm

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, Resumes and Cover Letters,

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Writing a cover letter

The new style that makes writing cover letters easy

Colleen Clarke| Sep 7, 2011 12:00 pm


Writing cover letters can be the bane of some candidates’ existence. It is one thing to create a resume of ones’ accomplishments in the Action/Result format. It is another thing altogether to have to creatively sell yourself in engaging, personable language with each job posting. Here to save the day is the ‘T letter’.



Category: Resumes,

Sample of a T-style cover letter

Colleen Clarke| Sep 7, 2011 11:48 am


Writing cover letters can be the bane of some candidates’ existence. It is one thing to create a resume of ones’ accomplishments in the Action Result format. It is another thing altogether to have to creatively sell yourself in engaging, personable language with each job posting. Here to save the day is the ‘T letter’. View a sample:



Category: Resumes,
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The highest paying jobs – that don’t require a university degree

Elizabeth Bromstein| Sep 6, 2011 11:15 am


Many people think that going to university is what you need to do if you want to get a good job, but this isn’t always the case. For all of those not going back to school this September, we’ve compiled a list of the top paying gigs you can land with just a high school education.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Student,
Job search no no's

Job search no no’s: A check-list of the things candidates shouldn’t be doing

Colleen Clarke| Sep 2, 2011 1:07 pm


This may be your first kick at a professional work search or you may be on round five, six or seven. Either way, there are many little behaviors that you might be doing that could be sabotaging your success with employers or recruiters. Common slip ups or don’t knows might include the following. Get your [...]



Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,
Young businessman

Unfriendly fire? How to get a reference after you’ve been let go

Peter Harris| Aug 31, 2011 3:05 pm


You’ve just lost your job, and you know that future employers are going to want to talk to your former bosses. Can you still get a reference from the company that has fired you? It’s a tricky situation, obviously, but here are some things you can do.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Employment Law,
Business man and woman

Winning and whining – the two lists you need to keep

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Aug 26, 2011 1:05 pm


Being prepared to speak eloquently about the success and challenges of you career can be a powerful way to communicate your value in salary negotiations and job interviews. Here’s how to be ready when the time comes.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Life At Work,
Disagreeable

The nasty truth: It pays to be disagreeable

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 18, 2011 4:29 pm


A new study finds that friendly people earn significantly lower incomes than “disagreeable” ones. This was particularly true for men. How is being too nice affecting your career?



Category: Life At Work,
Overworked

Are Canadians working themselves into an early grave?

Colleen Clarke| Aug 17, 2011 2:11 pm


Career advisor Colleen Clarke sees too many people coming to her for advice when they’re on the verge of a break-down from the long hours and hectic pace of their work. She has some alternatives to offer.



Category: Life At Work,
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Getting out of a dead-end industry

Ozzie Saunds| Aug 15, 2011 3:50 pm


Our recent article on ‘Doomed Industries’ struck a nerve. Many people are worried that they may be working in a field that’s stuck in a downward spiral. Ozzie Saunds talks to one professional who made the leap from the struggling automotive industry to a whole new career path. How’d he do it?



Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies,