The top 10 words people most often misspell in resumes

Spelling mistakes in your job application can sink your chances of getting hired. This is because errors and typos mean more than just a letter or two in the wrong order. These gaffs can speak to your attention to detail and the amount of effort you put into an application. It is possible to submit…

The outdated section you should remove from your resume

Times are changing and your job application materials should also be changing. There are common practices that have been employed for years that people should no longer be using. This is one of them. Do you still have an “objective” in your resume? Remove it. It’s old fashioned and is probably costing you opportunities. For…

Six skills to add to your resume to earn a six-figure salary

Analyzing job posting data can provide great insights into what employers are looking for. The common thread of what skills, experience, and credentials are needed for certain roles reveals what it takes to compete for those jobs. What about at the top end of the pay scale? Which technical skills are in-demand for the highest…

Three easy ways you can make your resume stand out

A great deal of the Canadian economy has slowed down right now, but that situation is temporary. Once the pandemic is over, companies are going to want to make up for lost time and productivity. Plus, as we noted, many sectors are still hiring right now – some with even increased demand for workers. Here…

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…