Resumes and Cover Letters

The three things employers want to see in your resume

The three things that employers want to see in your resume

Peter Harris| Jul 4, 2014 11:05 am


Resumes are boring to read, and hiring managers are busy. Since there are really only three things that they care about in your job application, make sure these are clearly communicated at first glance.



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The seven deadly sins of the job search

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 24, 2014 07:17 pm


From not preparing to generic resume blasting, these are the worst job search mistakes you can make. Avoid these deadly sins or you’ll never get a job.



Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,
How to write error-free documents

Perfect your texts: How to write error-free documents that sound great every time

Peter Harris| Jun 20, 2014 12:41 pm


Writing an error-free resume is essential to landing a job. And once you’re hired, good writing skills can help you advance faster and earn more. It’s simply one of the most important skills you can have for career success. Here are five ways to perfect your texts.



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Five great things your resume says about you (and why it still won't get you the job)

Sad but true: Five great things your resume says about you (and why it still won’t get you the job)

Peter Harris| Jun 11, 2014 06:54 am


If you’ve done it right, crafting a well-written professional resume will cast you in a great light and highlight your key credentials. But it’s most likely going to be ignored. Here’s why.



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140 career tips in 140 characters or less

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 6, 2014 03:02 pm


140 bite-sized bits of career advice from our archives – from the search to the interview to the workplace. These should answer most of the questions you’ve ever wanted to ask.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Job interviews, Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Life At Work, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,
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Seven resume grammar mistakes that make you look dumb

Lola Brown| May 12, 2014 08:08 pm


Grammar mistakes can undermine your credibility and affect your chances of getting the job. Don’t fall into these easy traps that can make you look dumber than you actually are.



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Six tips to make yourself instantly more hirable

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 29, 2014 08:54 pm


Six things you can do right now to make yourself more attractive to employers and increase your chances of getting a job.



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The Internship 2013

Former Googler reveals the resume secrets that grab the tech giant’s attention

Melissa Allen| Apr 25, 2014 09:47 am


Former Google employee Melissa Allen (who has since joined the ranks of the Workopolis team) reveals some insider tips on what one of the world’s most coveted employers looks for in the millions of candidate resumes they receive.



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Employers view resumes for fewer than 11 seconds

Peter Harris| Apr 21, 2014 07:56 am


Workopolis can see in real-time how many resumes employers look at, and how long they spend on each resume page before saving it or moving on. 80% of resumes don’t make the cut.



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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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