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…

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…