Resumes and Cover Letters

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.

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Five skills (you probably already have) that can double your value on the job market

Peter Harris| January 28, 2016 06:35 am

We aren’t always the best judges of our own assets. This can make it difficult to know what to highlight in a resume. Here are some in-demand skills that you probably have. Start with these.

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A six figure salaried professional

How to write a resume for a six-figure job (with example)

Peter Harris| January 25, 2016 11:00 am

At the top-level, high-paying jobs share one key qualification that employers will be looking for. Here’s how to demonstrate it in your resume (with a template to help get you started.)

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Twenty-something woman

How you can still get hired for a job you’re not quite qualified for

Peter Harris| January 22, 2016 02:01 pm

Ever stumbled across a job you’d be perfect for, except that you don’t quite have all of the qualifications? Here’s how you can still get hired.

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The exact skills you need in your resume to qualify for jobs in ten hot sectors

Peter Harris| January 19, 2016 12:43 pm

We analysed the content of millions of Canadian online job ads and resume searches to create a list of in-demand skills that can greatly increase your chances of getting hired in your targeted industry.

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The first things employers scan for in resumes

Peter Harris| January 13, 2016 10:30 am

Most employers spend only seconds scanning a resume before deciding whether to reject it or put it aside for closer scrutiny. Here’s what they’re looking for.

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The ten words you need to cut from your resume now

Peter Harris| January 11, 2016 10:48 am

Analysis of the millions of resumes in the Workopolis database reveals how Canadian job seekers are marketing themselves – and what you can do to stand out from the crowd.

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The four most commonly misspelled resume words

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 8, 2016 11:10 am

Here are the most common spelling mistakes that experts see in candidate resumes. Watch out for these in particular when proofreading yours.

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Here’s what’s wrong with your resume

Peter Harris| December 10, 2015 01:10 pm

Most traditional resumes make one of the biggest marketing mistakes out there, and it renders them ineffective and uninteresting to most employers. Here’s how to fix it.

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