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How to Write a Resume That Stands Out

Employers can review hundreds of resumes when looking to fill a position. With one glance, they can decide whether they like you or not. Details as innocuous as the font or introductory sentence are sometimes enough to sway the employer’s decision one way or another. Keep your resume in the “yes” pile with these helpful [...]

By |January 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

History of the Resume

Resumes weren’t always typed with small font, organized carefully by the powerful tools of Microsoft Office, and printed onto a perfectly white, rectangular square of paper. Resumes have a fascinating and diverse history, and one not many people know about. Here is a brief history of how our modern resume came to be: The word [...]

By |December 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Resume Mistakes to Avoid

Your resume is the first point of contact you have with a potential employer. It’s important that you pay careful attention to detail, look professional, and give the employer no reason not to hire you. Here are a few resume mistakes to avoid: 1. Incorrect Information The section of your resume that details your address, [...]

By |December 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dos and Don’ts of Resume Writing

Do you cringe at the thought of writing a resume? You’re not alone. For many of us, our resume finds its home buried deep in the Dropbox, or stuffed under piles of books and magazines we’ll never read. Most of the anxiety associated with writing resumes is a product of simply not knowing how to [...]

By |November 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Deal with Interview Nerves

If you have a hard time falling asleep the night before an interview, you’re not alone. Interviews can cause fear and anxiety similar to that of public speaking. Someone is about to analyze everything about you, including how you dress, how you speak, and the way you carry yourself. With a strong resume, and a [...]

By |November 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Job Searching Tips

Trying to find the job of your dreams can be stressful, time-consuming, and frustrating. It’s a process everybody goes through, and it is one that takes patience and determination. To help save you time and alleviate stress, here is a list of simple tips to assist you with your job hunt: Be Prepared Once you [...]

By |October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Write an Attention-Grabbing Resume Part 2: Summary Statement

In my last post, I covered how to thoroughly list your contact information for good visibility and ease of contact. While it may have seemed like a simple task to accomplish, there are always questions about applying from abroad or what address to use. While these queries have concrete answers, the next topic I want [...]

By |August 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Write an Attention-Grabbing Resume Part 1: Contact Details

In my line of work, I have seen just about every resume design, organization, and structure under the sun. Some which focus on biography, others that are completely bullet-pointed, and a select few which are colour coded. There are thousands of articles and blog posts online that describe how to write the perfect resume, and [...]

By |July 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Some new thoughts on an old subject

Every so often someone asks me how to choose a font for their resume. It’s an important decision because the font you choose will make your resume easier or harder read. But even a glance at Microsoft Word’s font selector shows more than two hundred options. How can you select the best one for you? [...]

By |July 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Networking for Executives

If you have read my previous post about applying for an executive position, you already know that simply updating your resume with your most recent employment, achievements, and undertakings will not land you a dream job. In fact, if you’re not participating in personal branding and targeting, you’re bound to be the slowest horse in [...]

By |July 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments