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Yearly Archives: 2010

Surcorp Resume Solutions New Ottawa Location

Surcorp Resume Solutions New Ottawa Location

November 2010 (Ottawa, ON) – Surcorp Group – Resume Solutions is Canada’s leading resume writing and career management firm, and has been an innovator in the field since 2003. Continuously… Read more »

Writing your success stories for effective interviews

Writing your success stories for effective interviews

With small businesses following Fortune 500 companies in the hot trend toward behavioral interviewing, it’s critical that job seekers be prepared to deliver fact-filled stories when responding to the query,… Read more »

When is the appropriate time to discuss salary expectations?

When is the appropriate time to discuss salary expectations?

It’s in the candidate’s best interest not to discuss compensation until there is an offer on the table. You first need to first get the employer to love you and… Read more »

High Impact Resume: Winning Writing Strategies

High Impact Resume: Winning Writing Strategies

In today’s job market, the resume – a document that provides an overview of your experience, education and skill set – is the number one item requested by potential employers…. Read more »

Eight Things New-Canadians Should Remove from Resumes

Eight Things New-Canadians Should Remove from Resumes

As a Certified Professional Resume Writer, I greatly enjoy helping international professionals effectively transition their global experience, education and training to speak to Canadian employment requirement. I encounter a lot… Read more »

ResumeSolutions.Ca President nominated for prestigious TORI Award

ResumeSolutions.Ca President nominated for prestigious TORI Award

(October 3, 2010 – Toronto, Ontario.) – Career Directors International (CDI) is pleased to announce the nominees of the 2010 TORI Awards, also known as the Toast of the Résumé… Read more »

$100,000 Job Forecast

$100,000 Job Forecast

Employers hired over 4 million people per month in 2009 according to Bureau of Labor Statistics JOLTS data. Since employment was declining, most of these were replacements for turnover rather… Read more »

Social Networking and the Job Search

Social Networking and the Job Search

In the second annual Social Recruitment Survey, results indicate that employers are recruiting several ways: employee referrals, professional online networks, extensively on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter; and… Read more »

Resignations Outnumber Layoffs

Resignations Outnumber Layoffs

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data shows more people quit their jobs in February, March, and April than were laid off during those three months. In April, nearly 2… Read more »

Recruiters Rank Anticipated Hiring By Industry

Recruiters Rank Anticipated Hiring By Industry

Executive recruiters are pinning their hopes for corporate hiring over the next 12 months on the healthcare, clean/green technology and life sciences industries, among others. They project an average 14%… Read more »

Where the Green Jobs Are in the US

Where the Green Jobs Are in the US

The greening of American industry is in full bloom. Consider the numbers: From 1998 through 2007, the number of green U.S. jobs shot up 9.1%, while the rest of the… Read more »

Many Canadians are turning to self-employment after losing their jobs.

Many Canadians are turning to self-employment after losing their jobs.

Surprising data from Stats Canada has shown a significant growth in self-employment amongst Canadians during the month of April with 36,000 new Canadian entrepreneurs. This has resulted in a slight… Read more »

Senior Executives Are Not Happy In Their Jobs

Senior Executives Are Not Happy In Their Jobs

More than two-fifths of senior executives currently report job dissatisfaction, finds the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) latest BlueSteps Executive Satisfaction survey of 196 such executives worldwide during a… Read more »

How to Make Temp Agencies Work for You

How to Make Temp Agencies Work for You

Did you know that temporary agencies are no longer placing just temporary workers? In fact, many of the larger, sought-after corporations have exclusive contracts with some of these agencies to… Read more »

Credit Checks Become Common in Employment Screening

Credit Checks Become Common in Employment Screening

A recent Salary.com Surveyrevealed that running a credit report is a relatively common practice employers use to judge an applicant’s level of responsibility, verify their employment history applicant’s level of responsibility,… Read more »

Following Up on Netwoking Leads

Following Up on Netwoking Leads

Job seekers often struggle with the notion of following up with networking contacts. Many are concerned that they will be perceived as a nuisance if they follow up with a… Read more »

Career Needs Inventory

Career Needs Inventory

Before you begin your job search, it’s imperative that you take an inventory of your career needs and examine what’s important to you.This will help you understand what type of… Read more »