The benefits of having a solid and effective resume can greatly improve the chances of employers noticing your attributes as a potential candidate, and also get you called in for an interview. But how do you get your resume noticed by employers in the first place? With the job market moving online, companies now receive hundreds of resumes for every position they post, and these applicants can be from all over the world. However, many of these applicants are simply [...]
Did you know 72% of professionals do not include 'References Available Upon Request' at the bottom of their resumes? Our recent poll found that: 72% of respondents voted "no" to the question "Do you write 'References Available Upon Request' at the bottom of your resume? 16% of respondents voted "yes" 8% of respondents voted "sometimes" While 4% of respondents voted to "leave a name and number of reference"
Contrary to popular belief, effective resume formats are not unique and creative; they are simply professional. It’s all about following that old acronym that we’ve heard time and time again – KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid). Outlining what makes you unique, is an important step to succeeding in the job search process. However, the key principle is to ensure that YOU are unique. A fun and colourful resume may stand out in the pile, but it will have the hiring [...]
2013 is a very special year for LinkedIn…the company started the new year off by breaking the 200-million member mark. Now while that’s great news for the company and its shareholders, as well as many of its business-owner members, it can mean a bit of a challenge for you as a job seeker. The good news is that as a member of LinkedIn, you have a HUGE audience. The bad news is, you also face a TON of competition. So how do you [...]
A tribute to the Olympic Style Career Seeker! As with most Olympic sports, the margin of error in finding a job can be so slight that it often feels as if we had no control over the final call. In both cases this can be true, but for the most part your success can be determined beforehand through months of preparation. As Sun Tzu (The Art of War) says, "Every battle is won before it is ever fought.” Let’s not kid [...]