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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Quick cover letter writing tips

Quick cover letter writing tips

Every resume you send, fax, or e-mail needs its own cover letter. Every cover letter should fit on one page. Send your letter to a specific person rather than to… Read more »

Life Lessons from President Obama's Advisor

Life Lessons from President Obama's Advisor

Valerie Jarret, a business woman and special Advisor to President Obama, has has used these guiding principles both personally and professionally, you may find them very useful also:

8 things to leave out of your resume

8 things to leave out of your resume

As a Certified Professional Resume Writers, I have encountered a lot of resumes from clients all over the world with information that is not acceptable in the Canadian labour market…. Read more »

Canada's Top 40 Under 40  Award Recipients

Canada's Top 40 Under 40 Award Recipients

The annual top 40 under 40 winners list has been announced. These are individuals from various industry backgrounds from business leaders, HR executives, to community activists. This is the 11th… Read more »

Career Quote

Career Quote

What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love, give it the best there is in you, seize… Read more »

Top 40 Under 40 winners: Was an MBA worth it?

Top 40 Under 40 winners: Was an MBA worth it?

I have been reading a lot of articles and opinion pieces lambasting the value of an MBA. Here is another interesting article in the Globe and Mail with Canada’s Top… Read more »

The Pitfalls of Lying on Your Resume

The Pitfalls of Lying on Your Resume

Helen Perruzza, receives tons of resumes from hopeful job applicants everyday. She is a senior personnel consultant with First Choice Personnel, an employment agency in Toronto. Early in spring 2000,… Read more »

New Brunswick minimum Wage hike will cost up to 7,000 jobs – report

New Brunswick minimum Wage hike will cost up to 7,000 jobs – report

A 10 per cent increase in the minimum wage will cost New Brunswick between 1,900 and 7,000 jobs, says the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. For that reason the provincial… Read more »

New teachers face bleak job picture

New teachers face bleak job picture

There may be fewer jobs for new teachers in Nova Scotia classrooms as a result of this year’s two per cent cut to the education budget. On Tuesday, the government… Read more »

Dispelling the Myth: Common Resume Mistakes

Dispelling the Myth: Common Resume Mistakes

As a Certified Professional Resume Writer and President of Resume Solutions, I provide workshops and seminars on what makes a successful resume: what it entails, and how to create a… Read more »

Feeling in a rut? Try Tapping Into Your Creative Side

Feeling in a rut? Try Tapping Into Your Creative Side

It’s cold outside, the economy is slow and you hate your job and or boss – or both. Try channeling your creativity to get out of a career or personal… Read more »

Good news for the Canadian Economy

Good news for the Canadian Economy

Employment rose for the second consecutive month in January, with a gain of 69,000. At the same time, the unemployment rate increased by 0.2 percentage points to 7.8%, as more people searched for work…. Read more »

Listing of Canada's top 100 best employers

Listing of Canada's top 100 best employers

Thinking of leaving your job, want to know the best of the best in corporate Canada? Here is the alphabetical listing of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2011.  Take a… Read more »

Ogilvy-Norton the first merger of many?

Ogilvy-Norton the first merger of many?

Resume Solutions provides career management solutions to legal professionals from all stripes, this was very interesting news. This as per the Globe and Mail, can have a very significant impact… Read more »

How to Handle Illegal Interview Questions

How to Handle Illegal Interview Questions

Canadian employment law restrict some of the questions that a potential employer can ask you during an interview. As a Certified Employment Interview Coach, I make it my business to alert… Read more »

What to do when you think you are over qualified for that job

What to do when you think you are over qualified for that job

For many job seekers, the thought of writing a resume fills them with dread. What to keep in, what to take out, the length, the design etc. The whole process… Read more »

Impact of Aging Baby Boomers on US Economy

Impact of Aging Baby Boomers on US Economy

Per CMA Newsletter On January 1, 2011, the oldest Baby Boomers will turn 65. By 2030, when all Baby Boomers will have turned 65, fully 18% of the nation’s population… Read more »

US Department of Labor launches ‘My Next Move’ for jobseekers

US Department of Labor launches ‘My Next Move’ for jobseekers

This is a very interesting resource, as per CMA newsletter: New online tool will help young adults, students, first-time workers and those returning to workforce explore careers, find jobs

Will tough economic times kill work-life balance?

Will tough economic times kill work-life balance?

Cue the National Post: Our economic recession has created many workplace pressures, including long-term job security. Given the difficult economic times, many people are feeling the pressure to work harder… Read more »

Surcorp Resume Solutions Featured as Career Services Experts on CityNews at Six

Surcorp Resume Solutions Featured as Career Services Experts on CityNews at Six

Leading career services firm, Surcorp Resume Solutions and award-winning President and CEO, Surranna Sandy was featured as subject matter experts on CityNews at 6pm on Wednesday, January 26, 2011. The… Read more »