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Five Reasons Why Your Résumé Might Get Tossed Out (And other Résumé Don’ts)

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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.

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Dave's Diary: The Resume of the Future

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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 7683 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 8446 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 10113 reads | 0 comments
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Let Your Résumé Do the Talking

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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 13915 reads | 0 comments
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Malinda's #1 Resume Tip: Don't Sell Yourself Short!

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The content of your resume should allow your reader to step into your shoes and see the value you brought to your previous employers, as this is where your potential worth as a future employee is best expressed. So do yourself a favour, and don't sell yourself short!

By: Malinda Pathacharige 8366 reads | 0 comments
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Learn How To "Internationalize" Your Resume

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Is applying for a job overseas really that different than applying for one in Canada? It can be - especially when it comes to what you include in your resume. Here are some helpful tips and tricks you will need to customize your resume for an international audience.

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Working with Grace: Resume Makeovers

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Does your résumé need a makeover? Do you want to have it done for free and in less than 15 minutes? If you answered "yes" to both questions, read on to find out how you can do so!

By: gmc2 5869 reads | 0 comments
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Write for Communiqué!

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Writing for Communiqué is an excellent way to gain published writing samples for your portfolio, share what you’ve learned through your co-op experience and contribute to our co-op program!

By: Editor 3878 reads | 0 comments
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Branding Yourself

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You have the skills, the experience, and you know you can ace that interview. Now how do you get noticed so that you will be invited to an interview?

 

By: Rushan Shekar 31868 reads | 0 comments
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Top 10 Reasons I Won't Hire You

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Ever wished you could get into the mind of an employer to find out what not to do during an interview and what might cause your résumé and cover letter to be relegated to the “not worth considering” pile? Co-op employer Shona Taner lists her Top 10 tips on how to avoid that fate.

By: Shona Taner 31932 reads | 0 comments
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Dave’s Diary: Details Matter – In Defence of Grammar Police

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Do they drive you up the wall? You wouldn’t be the only one. All you have to do is visit a discussion board wherein some unfortunate soul uses “there” in place of “they’re,” totally distracting from an otherwise coherent and possibly even convincing argument.

By: David Lindskoog 6470 reads | 0 comments
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The Cure to the Common Resume

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Have trouble writing a resume to land that dream job? Never fear the OLC is here! We've all been there and we have tons of resources to bring your resume from 'meh' to 'wow'!                                       

By: Elizabeth Moffat 5301 reads | 0 comments
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Dave’s Diary: Sigmund Freud’s Resume Advice

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There was a time when going for help or advice regarding your career path looked quite a bit different than it does today.  In recognition of the many strides we’ve taken in the field of career development and career counselling, I decided to call on an old friend for some resume advice the way that he would have given it back in his day.

By: David Lindskoog 7043 reads | 0 comments
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Is Your Résumé OUTSTANDING?

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Will your resume catch the attention of an employer? Marcia Shimizu, a SFU Co-op Coordinator reviews three key points to consider when creating your résumé.

By: Marcia Shimizu 5811 reads | 0 comments
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What's Your Biggest Question About the World of Work?

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The Canada Prospects Youth Research Team crossed the country to discover what job seekers like you need to know about employment in Canada. Read on to learn the answers to your most common questions.

By: Jae Sung 3155 reads | 0 comments
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Goodbye Hard-copy and Hello to Electronic Résumés

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There are sufficient amount of tips regarding resume writing, but then came along electronic résumés.  Now we have to worry about both methods? Don't panic; here are some shortcuts to e-improve your resume.

By: Amara Der 4498 reads | 0 comments