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Yearly Archives: 2011

Women are still struggling globally to gain parity with men in the workplace

Women are still struggling globally to gain parity with men in the workplace

Though women have made signicant progress in workplace over the last half century, there is still a very long road to travel. According to The Economist SINCE 1970 the proportion… Read more »

Tips on how to get a pay raise

Tips on how to get a pay raise

Resume Solutions President Surranna Sandy was recently interviewed in the Globe and Mail for an article on negotiating a salary increase The first thing you want to dispel is the… Read more »

6 Personal Traits Will Accelerate Your Influence at Work

6 Personal Traits Will Accelerate Your Influence at Work

Today’s employee wants to engage in a more meaningful and purposeful way.  They want to throw titles and corporate speak out the door.  They want a more genuine environment where… Read more »

The Rise Of The Female CEO And The Folly Of Men Who Just Don’t Get It

The Rise Of The Female CEO And The Folly Of Men Who Just Don’t Get It

This is an interesting article on the perception of women corporate world. The next point is that men are incapable of taking women seriously in the office and are only… Read more »

How your gender affects your networking skills

How your gender affects your networking skills

Interesting article that explores the different ways men and women network and the strategies that both genders could use to make right impression – both offline and online – and… Read more »

Generation Jobless: Students Pick Easier Majors Despite Less Pay

Generation Jobless: Students Pick Easier Majors Despite Less Pay

At Resume Solutions, we  meet a lot of students who are very very successful in their chosen majors, with many of them choosing competitive, demanding programs. However, we have meet… Read more »

Using LinkedIn to track down your dream job

Using LinkedIn to track down your dream job

The globe and mail  has a great article on how LinkedIn could be a key element in your job search arsenal: Whether you’re using LinkedIn to find a job or… Read more »

Co-Workers Provide Valuable Insights into Employee Departures

Co-Workers Provide Valuable Insights into Employee Departures

This is an interesting article from Business News Daily: Rather than conduct exit interviews with employees leaving for another job, new research shows businesses may actually glean more information on… Read more »

Resume Solutions Matthew Domville Earns CARW Designation

Resume Solutions Matthew Domville Earns CARW Designation

Matthew Domville of Surcorp Group, Resume Solutions, has been awarded international certification as a Certified Advanced Resume Writer (CARW) by Career Directors International (CDI). Matthew has demonstrated his superior knowledge… Read more »

Too Old for The Job? 5 Strategies For 55+ Job Hunters

Too Old for The Job? 5 Strategies For 55+ Job Hunters

Age discrimination is for real. It’s illegal for employers to discriminate based on age, but any older job-seeker knows it’s a fact of life. At a November 17th meeting in Washington,… Read more »

Is Freedom 55 for Canadian Baby Boomers Now A Pipedream?

Is Freedom 55 for Canadian Baby Boomers Now A Pipedream?

Freedom 55? This notion may be an old dream for many older working Canadians as new data from Stats Canada shows that workers today who are in their 50s will… Read more »

From Credit Scores to “Behavioral Scores”: What Numbers Say About You

From Credit Scores to “Behavioral Scores”: What Numbers Say About You

  Credit scores can predict your ability to pay back debts, but can new scoring models also predict your likelihood of embezzling or the frequency you’ll take your medication? New… Read more »

The Offer – to Negotiate or to Not Negotiate? That Is The Question.

The Offer – to Negotiate or to Not Negotiate? That Is The Question.

For those of you dreading that salary discussion for a raise or new job, this article has some great tips A Google search of “how to negotiate starting salary” netted… Read more »

Pay for directors “rose 50% in past year”, a report claims

Pay for directors “rose 50% in past year”, a report claims

From BBC Pay for the directors of the UK’s top businesses rose 50% over the past year, a pay research company has said. Incomes Data Services (IDS) said this took… Read more »

Why Women Entreprenuers Rock!

Why Women Entreprenuers Rock!

As a female entrepreneur who have managed my own business growing it from me to over 10 staff it is very heartening to read the following on why women business… Read more »

2012 Salaries Predicted To Increase, Now How About Those Job #s

2012 Salaries Predicted To Increase, Now How About Those Job #s

As happy as I am about the project increases in salaries across diverse industries, it would be much happier with project increase in the number of jobs created, in the… Read more »

Social media impact on recruitment

Social media impact on recruitment

Back in 2007 I wrote a very popular article that has since been republished by diverse magazines, blogs, newspapers etc on how social media could negatively impact your job search…. Read more »

Surranna Sandy Triple Winner @ 2011 TORI (Toast of the Resume Industry) Awards

Surranna Sandy Triple Winner @ 2011 TORI (Toast of the Resume Industry) Awards

I am honoured to have received 1st Place Sales & Marketing Resume, 2nd Place Executive Resume and 2nd Place New Graduate TORI Awards (Toast of the Resume Industry) for 2011… Read more »

This Is The Number 1 Thing Job-Seekers Are Doing That Is Costing Them The Job

This Is The Number 1 Thing Job-Seekers Are Doing That Is Costing Them The Job

Having provided resume writing and career coaching to thousands of people over the years, I have to agree with the premise of this article from Business Insider: So many applicants… Read more »

Effective Networking To Accelerate Your Job Search Success

Effective Networking To Accelerate Your Job Search Success

More often than not, people lose touch with former business colleagues. They cite multiple reasons including lack of accurate contact information and lack of time. After a certain amount of… Read more »