Study: What Canadian hiring managers are looking for in candidates

A new study of hiring managers in the technology sector in Canada has revealed their top priorities when evaluating potential hires. Their answers are telling – and can offer insights to candidates across sectors. The factor that carries the most weight with those employers surveyed was the candidates most current work experience. They want to…

The ‘insane’ resume trend that’s been called the ‘worst idea ever’

The experts aren’t mincing words about the latest development in job applications that is being used. Apparently resumes, especially from younger applicants, are starting to look like Instagram or even Tinder profiles. A report from the Wall Street Journal says that (mostly Gen Z) job seekers have taken to including Bitmojis in their resumes. One…

This resume mistake can reduce your chance of getting an interview by 45%

A new study has found something that will dramatically decrease your chance of landing a job interview. What is it? Work gaps in your resume. As we have discussed before, we know there is a serious bias against unemployed applicants among hiring managers, and this study by ResumeGo demonstrates just how serious it is. In…

How to write a resume: The basics

A friend asked be to look over his C.V. before he applied for a job. The thing was six pages long. He is new to Canada, and this is the type of application that was typically used in his country. I had to fill him in on the differences between that kind of document and…

Five things you must do before applying for any job

There it is. The job that you really want just became available online. Should you fire off that resume right away so that you are among the first applicants? Sort of, but not really. While there is some advantage to applying early, taking a bit of time to take care of a few essential pre-application…

The top five skills employers are looking for in five hot jobs

Want to land a high-paying job in one of these competitive fields? It helps to highlight in your resume precisely the skills that employers will be seeking in candidates for those roles. One way to determine what these are is to examine numerous job postings for roles like the job you want – and calculating…