Resumes

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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,
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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,
Resume mistakes

“Employer fried me for no reason” – Canadian employers reveal what will get a resume tossed

Peter Harris| May 21, 2014 09:23 am


A new survey of over 300 senior managers in Canada shows how many mistakes they’re willing to tolerate in applications before tossing them – and some of the biggest blunders they’ve seen in resumes.



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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.



Category: Resumes, 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.



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



Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,
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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.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes,
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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,
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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.



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