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Monthly Archives: October 2011

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 »

The State of Performance Management

The State of Performance Management

Some facts from the recent report, The Current State of Performance Management and Career Development Performance weighting is tipped toward results, particularly for executives When weighting the two sets of… Read more »

Achievement Journals 2.0

Achievement Journals 2.0

For many people, recalling employment achievements that create value-driven resumes and personal brands can be a daunting task. Remembering what you are proud of in specific roles and showing that value to… Read more »

Resume Writing Strategies for New Graduates

Resume Writing Strategies for New Graduates

As the President of Resume Solutions, I have worked extensively with new new graduates with degrees and diplomas in a myriad of fields, from Information Technology, Marketing, Business Administration, Education and… Read more »

Daily Tip:  Getting out of a career rut

Daily Tip: Getting out of a career rut

It’s getting 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… Read more »

Part 3 of 3 – Economic downturn is a boon for online employment scams

Part 3 of 3 – Economic downturn is a boon for online employment scams

How to protect yourself during your job search: You should never provide your social insurance number for Canadian job seekers or in the U.S your social security number, date of… 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 résumé fills them with dread. What to keep in, what to take out, the length, the design etc. Can be very… Read more »

How to find hidden jobs

How to find hidden jobs

Don’t assume just because the company hasn’t advertised that there aren’t positions open in your field.  There are two types of jobs.  First, published jobs are positions that a company has… Read more »

Common Mistakes in Executive Resumes…and How To Avoid Them

Common Mistakes in Executive Resumes…and How To Avoid Them

  Preparing an effective executive resume and cover letter requires the job seeker to successfully and concisely market themselves with eloquence and originality.  Your executive resume should be a strong… Read more »

Part 2 of 3 – Economic downturn is a boon for online employment scams

Part 2 of 3 – Economic downturn is a boon for online employment scams

Special report Identity theft & Complaints A major concern among consumer rights professionals and law enforcement officials is the increased volume of fraud related to unethical companies who promises job… Read more »

Making Yourself Indispensable

Making Yourself Indispensable

From the Harvard Business Review online: It’s pretty easy and straightforward to improve on a weakness; you can get steady, measurable results through linear development—that is, by learning and practicing… Read more »

The Secret to Dealing With Difficult People: It’s About You

The Secret to Dealing With Difficult People: It’s About You

Do you have someone at work who consistently triggers you? Doesn’t listen? Takes credit for work you’ve done? Wastes your time with trivial issues? Acts like a know-it-all? Can only… Read more »