Resume & Cover Letter

  • Social media is an extremely useful tool when searching for employment opportunities.
  • Being on time and confident aren’t the only keys to a successful job interview.
  • Ready for a career change, but not sure how to make the leap?
  • Much like your CV and cover letter, a well-constructed professional portfolio is instrumental in setting you apart from the competition.
  • Finding a Job is a Job in itself. Finding a new job to match your expectations involves both time and energy on your part.
  • Do you dread going to work every morning? Are your quality of life and even your health suffering because of it? Perhaps it’s time to think about a new career or at least a new job.
  • Whether out of financial need or professional ambition, polyworking has its advantages and disadvantages. It’s important to be well-informed before working several jobs at once. Here are some points to consider.
  • There may have been a time when a simple resume and a handshake was enough to get a job, but today’s competitive market demands a bit more from applicants. In order to gain employment, or even the opportunity to be interviewed, you must first provide the employer with a job-specific resume and co...
  • Warning: These resume mistakes will send your application to the rejection pile
  • I once received an application for an editorial job I was hiring for that came in by email. The email subject line was the job title, but the entire body of the email was three words: Please see attached. (Attached was the resume.) Now, really, that’s just lazy. Write me a note. Tell me who you a...
  • Knowing how employers look at resumes can help you craft it in the way that most appeals to them. So from talking with HR professionals and hiring managers I work closely with, analysis of employer behaviour on the resume pages in the Workopolis database, and my own experience hiring candidates o...
  • Resumes win interviews, so like most people your job search has probably focused on writing your and tweaking your resume and landing job interviews. You probably haven't given your references much thought, but in a tough job market references win job offers. You must be certain that your referen...