Resumes and Cover Letters

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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.

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What's in (and what's out) in job searching?

The cover letter is out: What’s hot (and what’s not) in job searching

Peter Harris| Apr 10, 2014 09:21 am

Much of what we have traditionally been taught about looking for a job just isn’t true anymore. To be successful, your work search needs to keep up with the evolving technological and cultural trends of the time. Here’s what’s in and what’s out right now.

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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.

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The ten most overused words in resumes

The 10 most over-used words and phrases in Canadian resumes

Peter Harris| Feb 25, 2014 11:10 am

Workopolis has millions of resumes in our database and roughly 1,000 new ones are added daily. Analyzing these shows us how Canadians are marketing themselves – and some improvements that can be made. Hint: you shouldn’t say ‘resume’ in your resume.

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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?

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Business people looking at a document

What employers see in your resume that you don’t

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 12, 2014 10:10 am

Your resume can say a lot more than just what you write down. Hiring managers share the secrets of the things you might not realize that you’re revealing about yourself. Here’s what they see that you might not.

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The strangest resume blunders

Some of the unbelievably strange resume blunders that candidates actually make

Elizabeth Bromstein| Sep 23, 2013 02:34 pm

People write some strange things in their resumes. We spoke with recruiters to collect some of the more unusual things they’ve seen candidates include in their applications. Here are some weird ways to end up in the reject pile.

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When your resume makes you seem like a jerk (and other reasons you might not be interviewed)

Peter Harris| Jun 13, 2013 01:52 pm

Hiring managers generally form their first impressions of people based on reading their resumes, and they usually choose who to interview based on this sentiment. Here are some of the ways that candidates can cause potential employers not to like them – before they’ve even met.

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