Posts tagged “Job Search” (Page 4)

When did “Free” Job Hunting Get So Expensive?

There’s a lot of saturation in the job market these days. The attention span of hiring managers has dropped from 20 seconds to around 9 seconds. As such it’s increasingly harder to get their attention – in a good way, that is. Acquiring the services of a professional career strategist or a dedicated resume writer might be the answer. They can give you an objective analysis of your resume and how it stands out, and they know how to best [...]

5 Ways to Maximize Your Job Search

I will spare you an intro…here is your no nonsense guide on how to maximize your job search. Have a Great Compelling Resume I know this seems like a given, but most people do not take the time to sit down and write a resume that truly represents their skills and experience. What most people think is irrelevant information is sometimes the most important item they forget to add to their professional resume. There are plenty of sites online that can show [...]

Creating A Simple and Compelling Cover Letter

You know that popular saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover?” In this case, that’s exactly what employers do when fishing for new talent. Resumes are the first thing employees see of your potential character. While this is true, they’re often accompanied by cover letters directed to a hiring authority. Cover letters are an important piece of the job application, but it’s often overlooked by job-seekers. We encourage people to keep the cover letter in the arsenal. When job postings [...]

Will a Canadian Majority help with job growth?

On the surface, it may appear that job-searchers are struggling in their job hunt. But, as we approach the warm summer months, it looks like the job market is warming up too. I was exceptionally pleased when Statistics Canada released the unemployment numbers on Friday. Its national labour force survey found that the unemployment rate fell to 7.6 per cent with the addition of 58,000 new jobs in April. What this means is that we’re back where we were in [...]

9 ways to get the most out of LinkedIn

I once wrote that LinkedIn is when Facebook and Twitter meet for coffee. I explain LinkedIn to my clients and friends in one sentence: “LinkedIn is Facebook for Professionals only”. It’s a social networking tool designed specifically for business professionals, companies, job-seekers and employers. It has over 200 million members in a plethora of industries. A majority are white collar workers hoping to further their career through this enhanced networking tool. So, how can you make the most of this increasingly [...]