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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Whats the best resume format?

Whats the best resume format?

Over the next few weeks i will be writing a series of posts on resume writing formats – evaluating the traditional formats and emerging trends and providing you with strategies… Read more »

5 STEPS to résumé Success!

5 STEPS to résumé Success!

Creating an effective résumé that presents your skills and markets you to employers takes time, effort and attention-to-detail. Follow these steps to boost your chances! 1.FORMAT: Ensure your format meets… Read more »

How to create an executive presence

How to create an executive presence

To Improve Your Executive Presence: Sit on one hand if you gesture excessively Avoid interruptions by counting to four before you reply Stand or sit large to demonstrate you take… Read more »

Green is Still Good – List of Canada's top 50 greenest employers

Green is Still Good – List of Canada's top 50 greenest employers

Word on the street is that green is dead, its too expensive and the fad is over. However the annual listing of top greenest firms, as the Globe and Mail,… Read more »

Executive Competencies – How to Look and Act Like a Leader

Executive Competencies – How to Look and Act Like a Leader

There are literally hundreds of books written on leadership – how to be a good leader, what makes a good leader, the top 10 leadership skills or styles etc. It is a… Read more »

Being a self-employed Canadian is great for your pocketbook!

Being a self-employed Canadian is great for your pocketbook!

Recent research from Stats Canada shows that the road to personal wealth and financial health seems to lie in self-employment Self-employed households in Canada had more than twice the ‘wealth,’… Read more »

Stats Canada – Payroll employment, earnings and hours

Stats Canada – Payroll employment, earnings and hours

We have had slow earnings growth over the summer and this could contribute to a slow down in the economy, july’s numbers are listed below: In July, average weekly earnings… Read more »

RESUME WRITING TUTORIAL – Key Sections a resume MUST contain

RESUME WRITING TUTORIAL – Key Sections a resume MUST contain

Over the next several weeks, i will be providing an online resume writing tutorial, providing insider secrets of a professional resume writer. Prior to beginning the document, it is a… Read more »

What not to wear to an interview

What not to wear to an interview

Recruitment and selection has changed dramatically in the last decade or so, demonstrated in the various ways employees find to screen out candidates. I was recently interviewed for a piece… Read more »

Surranna Sandy, President of Surcorp Resume Solutions nominated for 3 prestigious TORI Awards

Surranna Sandy, President of Surcorp Resume Solutions nominated for 3 prestigious TORI Awards

September 20, 2011- Toronto, ON) – Career Directors International (CDI) is pleased to announce the nominees of the 2011 TORI Awards, also known as the Toast of the Résumé Industry…. Read more »

Mark Davision Twitter Fail, lessons in managing your personal brand integrity

Mark Davision Twitter Fail, lessons in managing your personal brand integrity

With over 55,000 followers on Twitter and a presence on all the social networks,  Mark Davidson, a self-described “Internet sales & marketing professional”, had a lot to lose with this morning’s… Read more »