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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

Personal Branding: The First Step to a Convincing Executive Resume

Known for writing the New York Times’ best-selling book The Four-Hour Work Week, Tim Ferriss has reached millions of people who are looking for ways to succeed in the business world. One of his main points revolves around personal branding and reputation. “Personal branding is about managing your name — even if you don’t own [...]

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

Networking 101: Tapping into your Network

The first thing one needs to understand about networking is that it’s not something you start when you need a job, it is an undertaking that is carried out over the course of one’s life. People tend to think that networking is an aggressive way to self-promote, but really, it’s about building good relationships.  It [...]

By |May 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top 5 Skype Interview Tips

For the last week you have been tirelessly working at refining your resume. After dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s, you finally hit send and submit your flawless resume as part of a perfect application. After a couple days of sweating and anxiously waiting for that reply, the email pops into your inbox with [...]

By |May 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Job application dishonesty and why to avoid it

We’ve all been capable of telling a little white lie before. What they don’t know won’t hurt ‘em, right? Right? Well when it comes to applying for jobs and telling little white lies on your resume, it might be causing a more harm than you think. And not to your employer, but to yourself. It [...]

By |March 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to prevent stress during a long job hunt

When buckling down for a serious job hunt, it’s crucial to have all your ducks in a row before you get started because success is where preparation and opportunity meet. Whether you find the perfect job online, or you’re referred through strong networking, those opportunities will come but you have to be ready for them. [...]

By |March 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to write accomplishment statements

In my last post, I introduced accomplishment statements; one of the biggest secrets of professional, job-winning resumes.  "But what are accomplishment statements? And how do I write them?" I hear you ask. Accomplishment statements are short stories telling how you helped your employer achieve key goals. They describe a problem and how you solved it. [...]

By |May 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments