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…

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…

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…