Four cover letter red flags to avoid

Your cover letter is more important to the success of your job applications than ever right now. Last week we reported on a survey of employers that revealed even those hiring professionals who don’t normally bother to read cover letters are giving them careful consideration during the pandemic. Good writing and effective communications are essential…

Should you include your address in your resume?

Should you include your address in your resume? Some people say yes but many more say no. Here’s why you should leave it out. When it comes to what to include and what not to include in your resume, there can sometimes be disagreement. And some people are unsure on whether they should include their…

How to impress employers looking to hire remote workers

It looks like working from home is here to stay for many companies and workers. This adds a whole new challenge for your resume to overcome in catching the eye of potential employers. Not only do you have to demonstrate that you are the best person for the job, but you also have to show…

Thirteen attributes the majority of employers say they look for in resumes

If you’re looking to land a new job right now, you should probably provide some evidence of your problem-solving skills and your teamwork abilities in your resume. A new survey of thousands of employer organizations has revealed that almost all hiring professionals will be looking for these attributes in candidates. Ninety-one per cent of employer…

Improve your resume with these 10 quick changes

Do your job application materials need an overhaul? Try these 10 quick changes you can make to improve your resume, save space, and make yourself more hireable. Resumes are always works in progress and you should be ready to improve yours at any time. Here are 10 fast and easy changes you can make to…

Four outdated skills that aren’t skills (unless they are)

Listing outdated skills on your resume can cost you jobs and leave you subject to ageism. When creating a resume, you need to list all your skills that are relevant to the job. But not all skills are created equal, and some have become outdated or obsolete. Listing outdated skills on your resume can leave…