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Interviewing Human Resources – How Employers Decide who to Interview

Daniel Cooper

Have you ever wondered why you never got a callback for that interview? Or perhaps, you’re wondering how you can make sure that you do get called in the future. Either way, wouldn’t it be nice to know how to increase your chances of getting an interview? I sat down with a Human Resources professional to find out how he evaluates resumes and select who to interview. 

By: Daniel Cooper 112 reads | 0 comments
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Killer Content: Make your Resume Standout with Accomplishment Statements

Resumes

You have an excellent layout and consistent format to your resume.  Your design elements are eye catching while still being subtle and appropriate for the job.  All of this will be of no use if your content is not reflective of someone who has taken the time to fully explain his or her skills and experiences.

By: Heather Williams 1256 reads | 0 comments
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What You Can Do Now to Make Your Resume Stand Out After Graduation

Work Search

If you want to use your degree to kick-start your career, it’s just as important to build up other relevant experiences for your resume. In fact, that’s what can help your resume stand out from the rest! And the best time to start is before you graduate. 

By: Daniel Cooper 1894 reads | 0 comments
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Beat the Robots

Career Services

Are you in the middle of looking for summer work? Have you applied for countless jobs online but have not been short listed once? Your misfortune could be caused by ATS ‘robot’ systems. Read on for tips and tricks to fight back against ATS systems. 

By: Nicole Strutt 1463 reads | 0 comments
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All About Resumes: Content & Style Tips

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Resumes play an important part in your life for a variety of reasons as discussed in the article. But is your current resume the best it can possibly be? Read on to find out!

By: Abbas Virji 4068 reads | 0 comments
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8 Tips for a New and Improved Resume

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Resumes are tough, they’re one of the first things an employer sees from you, and they need to represent your skills and abilities. That’s why we’ve put together eight tips to help you create a resume that presents the best of you and helps you land that coveted job.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 2496 reads | 0 comments
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How Can You Stand Out in the Job Market with a Digital Resume?

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As technology is slowly transforming the job market, the application process is slowly changing with it. Digital resumes are increasingly becoming more important, but wait…what is a digital resume? 

By: Stephanie Munez 2229 reads | 0 comments
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Can Pinterest Boost Your Career?

Resumes

Is social media a useful tool for job search? Have you ever thought of using Pinterest for this purpose? What is Pinterest? How can those “pins” help you advance your career while hunting for jobs?

By: Jeannie Chong 1900 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Resume and Cover Letter Advice

Twitter Tuesdays

Couldn't make it to Twitter Tuesday on July 16th? In part two of the #OLCchat series, we talked about resume and cover letter advice. Catch up on what you missed with Storify.

By: admin 2448 reads | 0 comments
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Highlighting Creative Resumes

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Your plain paper resume looking a little bland? Learn about some online tools to help add some creativity and visual pop to your resume and online presence.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 2700 reads | 0 comments
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Resumes, Cover letters, Interviews and Volunteering: Remaining Professional for Unpaid Experiences

Resumes

Kerri shows you where to find SFU's resources for building your resume, coverletter, and interview skills. Read on to find out how to use this to get volunteer positions.

By: Kerri Jesson 2108 reads | 0 comments
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How to Promote Cross-Cultural Experiences in Your Resume

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Rui dishes about how volunteering can beef up your resume and give you a cross cultural edge! Read on for great tips and resources. 

By: Rui Wang 3679 reads | 0 comments
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Use Stories To Refine Your Resume

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Despise updating your resume? Here's a technique that uses the stories from your life to bring new life to your resume. By thinking of each job on your resume as a small chapter of your work story, you can create a more impactful document, and you might even enjoy doing it!

By: Monique Wong 4481 reads | 0 comments
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Working with Grace: Resume 101 Part 1 - Basics

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Whether you are still looking or have found the job you want to apply for, your resume has to be ready at any time.  But, how hard is it to make your resume stand out from the hundreds of resumes that most employers look at everyday? Just follow a few key points to get your resume in shape and keep it that way!
By: gmc2 6019 reads | 0 comments
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Five Reasons Why Your Résumé Might Get Tossed Out (And other Résumé Don’ts)

Resumes

Your résumé is your first chance to impress a potential employer. A few avoidable mistakes, however, might force a potential employer to toss out your résumé in the “NO” file. What are the most common mistakes applicants make with their résumés? Avoid these common pitfalls to increase your chances of getting an interview!

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Resume Tips from the BC Public Service

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Getting your foot in the door with an organization isn’t always easy, but there is help. If you’re looking for a position with the BC Public Service, they’ve offered up some resume tips to help hopefuls get to the next stage of selection.

By: coopcom 5499 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: The Resume of the Future

Dave's Diary

What will the resume of the future look like?  Considering how many other things have changed in the world of career development, it's kind of surprising to me that many of the conventions that apply to resumes and cover letters seem to be alive and well.

By: David Lindskoog 3286 reads | 0 comments
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How To Make Your Resume Stand Out

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Your resume represents many things. It is a slice of your life that highlights to an employer the most relevant things you’ve done, experiences you’re proud of, and the skills you’ve acquired. Still, writing one can be tough! Fortunately, there's one thing that can help you write an amazing resume: the job posting!

By: Alix Juillet 2368 reads | 0 comments
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Working with Grace: Resume 101 Part 2 - Resume Formats

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Chronological? Functional? Combination? What does each resume format look like? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using each format? Which format is most suitable for you? Find out the answers here!

By: gmc2 4610 reads | 0 comments
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Let Your Résumé Do the Talking

Resumes

Your résumé is your opportunity to demonstrate your skills, strengths, interest in a position and "appeal" to potential employers and express what you have to offer.
 

By: Steve Rodgman 6061 reads | 0 comments