How to boost your odds of landing an interview in 7 seconds

Employers spend mere seconds scanning your resume before deciding to shortlist it for a potential interview or tossing it aside. We’ve seen a series of studies over the past few years using eye-tracking software and web analytics that confirm you have anywhere been 6 and 11 seconds to grab their attention. The most recent report…

The worst things you can do on a resume

These are the top ten worst things you can do on a resume. They probably won’t shock you but it’s good to be reminded. It often seems that there is an endless list of mistakes that one can make on a resume. Well, we’ve got a top 10 list. The Mirror reports that a company…

How to impress a hiring manager (survey)

Job hunting? Here’s how to impress a hiring manager according to a survey of them A new survey has revealed a list of things that impress hiring managers and make job candidates stand out from the crowd. Get yourself a website or portfolio The survey of 600 senior managers in Canada*, found that respondents are…

How to update your resume for a 2020 job search

It’s 2020. The start of a new year and a new decade. Is it time for a new career? This time of year is a popular time for making fresh starts. Many people start off January armed with New Year’s resolutions to get a promotion, earn a raise, or land a new job. Research shows…

Relocating for a job: Tips for hacking the Canadian job market

Canada has regions that are experiencing labour shortages at the same time as other areas are facing higher levels of unemployment. One of the clearest ways to improve the volume and quality of opportunities available to you is to move from an area with few jobs to one where workers are more sought after. So,…

Nine words to avoid using in your resume at all costs

You’ve probably heard that using the right keywords in your resume can boost your chances of landing an interview. This is because employers often use software filters to scan job applications for the relevant words and phrases they want to see in successful candidate resumes. Read more about using the right keywords. It turns out…

Four easy ways to make your resume more appealing to employers

Even in a robust job market, most employers still receive applications from many more candidates for each job than they can reasonably interview. That is why you need an exceptionally attractive resume in order to stand out. Here are a few ways you can make yours look better to potential employers. Be concise Nobody likes…

Dumb resume mistakes that can cost you the job

These dumb resume mistakes can cost you the job. Fortunately, they’re easy to avoid. If you’ve been sending out a lot of job applications and haven’t heard back from anyone, there may be a very simple reason why. Here are four common resume and cover letter mistakes that can immediately cost you the job, in…