Improve your resume with these 10 quick changes

Do your job application materials need an overhaul? Try these 10 quick changes you can make to improve your resume, save space, and make yourself more hireable. Resumes are always works in progress and you should be ready to improve yours at any time. Here are 10 fast and easy changes you can make to…

Ten skills (you probably already have) that you need in your resume

New analyses of millions of job postings across industry sectors has revealed a shortlist of transferable skills that are sought after for most jobs. The catch is, while you probably already have some – or even most of them – already, these tend to be the skills that don’t get highlighted in resumes and profiles….

The outdated section you should remove from your resume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…

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 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…

The biggest challenges job seekers face in 2020 (and how to solve them)

What do people looking for a new job struggle with the most right now? A new survey of nearly 7,000 professionals reveals their biggest issues. Fortunately, the team here at CareerBeacon has some expert solutions for tackling those challenges. Identifying the issues The team at YourStory surveyed 6,900 professionals about their job seeking dilemmas and…

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…

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…