Posts tagged “Resume Help”

Current and Future Resume Trends

As I mentioned in an earlier blog post; the word "Resumé" is a North American term coined from the Latin and French words meaning “re-take” and “summary.” It is the word we’ve chosen to define the document which summarizes one’s education, profession and related experiences.   As the world migrates to a digital business community, resume writing has begun to lag behind, sticking to the more staid resume conventions featuring lengthy objective statements and overly flowery language that perhaps lacks real [...]

Selling Yourself—Show Up Strong Even if You’re a New Grad

You’ve just graduated from university or college. You have the skills, the passion and the drive and you can’t wait to start a career in your field. You send out your resume to a position that seems like the perfect fit for you. When there’s no response, you send out your resume again. And again. And again. Pretty soon you’ve fired your resume off to dozens of different companies and you haven’t heard a word back from anyone. Sound [...]

The top 4 programs for creating resumes

The first roadblock that many job seekers encounter is where and how to get started. The idea of opening a blank document and creating a resume is generally terrifying for someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing. We polled professionals on LinkedIn to find out where they were getting started when creating their resumes. As most people would guess, 85 per cent of professionals create their resumes on Microsoft Word. This program is an obvious choice for most job seekers [...]

Using Colour in your Resume: Yay or Nay?

If a hiring manager clicks to open a resume and the document is neon green… chances are they will not be reading it. It is always better to be safe than sorry, and that is why we’ve always recommended to leave colours off your resume. There is a chance that a hiring manager will appreciate the creativity and the unique element of colour in your resume. There is a chance that adding colour into your resume will help you “stand [...]

Video Resume Tips: The 5 W’s

Job seekers place a huge importance on making themselves stand out, and it has never been more important to do so. Today’s intense job market paired with advanced technology has turned job hunting into quite the uphill battle. We’ve talked about getting creative with your resume before, but this time we’re taking it way outside the box. Though a resume has always been a traditional document consisting of words on paper, the new fad is to create a video instead. [...]