Analysing the details of a resume

How to handle a gap in your resume

Peter Harris | February 12, 2016 3:16 pm

Having spent some time not working doesn’t make you any less talented, qualified, or valuable on the job market. So don’t let a gap in your resume hurt your career prospects.


Category: Resumes and Cover Letters

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Tired man rubbing his eyes

Not a morning person? Blame your DNA

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 11, 2016 1:09 pm


If you hate getting up in the morning, it might be in your genes. Just as we night owls have suspected all along.



Category: Life At Work
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Seven things you should know before the interview

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 10, 2016 4:41 pm


Appearing knowledgeable is important when it comes to landing a great job. And there are a few things you should know before you show up for the job interview.



Category: Job interviews
Diverse group of young people contemplating career options

What can I do with my degree? The most common first jobs by field of study in Canada

Peter Harris| February 9, 2016 3:10 pm


Choosing what to study, or wondering where your degree can take you? Here is a look at the career paths most frequently embarked upon by Canadians according to their education.



Category: Latest News & Advice
Young man reading resumes - with concern

What employers are really looking for in your resume (it’s not what you think)

Peter Harris| February 9, 2016 6:40 am


New survey compares the opinions of candidates and employers about what is most important in a resume. It turns out that many candidates miss the mark on knowing what to highlight.



Category: Resumes and Cover Letters
Mid-career woman at a client meeting

Nine high paying jobs for career changers

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 8, 2016 10:19 am


So, you’re 45, and you’re thinking “What am I going to do with my life?” Here are some great options for midlife career changes.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Salaries
30 awesome words to use in your resume

30 powerful words to add to your resume now

Peter Harris| February 5, 2016 12:50 pm


To make your resume pop for employers, who’ll be reading many similar documents in a short time period, you need dynamic action and accomplishment words. Here are some great examples to use.



Category: Resumes and Cover Letters
Confessions of a hiring manager

Confessions from the hiring manager’s side of the desk: here’s what most candidates don’t know

Peter Harris| February 5, 2016 11:12 am


You see a job posting online. You write up your cover letter and prepare your resume and hit the Apply button. Here’s what happens next from the recruiter’s point of view.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice
Woman in boxing gym

Four questions to ask yourself before picking a battle

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 3, 2016 5:07 pm


Depending on your job and the type of person you are, you may find yourself picking any number of battles that might seem like really big deals at the time. But they all worth fighting?



Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
Strange body language

Body language: The fine line between cool and confident vs. creepy and insane

Peter Harris| February 3, 2016 1:37 pm


Here are the essentials for mastering what first impressions your body language communicates, and some common blunders to avoid.



Category: Job interviews