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…

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…