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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Welcome to the age of the virtual worker

Welcome to the age of the virtual worker

I asked a question the other day, what would you sacrifice to work from home and many people responded that they would give up money and promotions for that opportunity.

Challenges facing IEPS/New Immigrants to Canada

Challenges facing IEPS/New Immigrants to Canada

A longitudinal survey of immigrants to Canada published in 2003 by Statistics Canada explored the “Progress and Challenges of New Immigrants in the Workforce,” revealing the disturbing reality that nearly… Read more »

Standing Out: Getting Employers to Look at Your Resume

Standing Out: Getting Employers to Look at Your Resume

With Canada’s record 8% unemployment rate, our highest level in 7 years, Canadian job seekers face greater competition for limited jobs. A recent survey showed that 27% of 360 human… Read more »

Reverse brain drain, American workers are heading to Canada

Reverse brain drain, American workers are heading to Canada

For years we have lamented the volume of Canadians heading South of the border, now we are seeing the reverse; Canada’s stronger economy is becoming a magnet for Americans hunting… Read more »

Resume Writing Tips for New Canadians

Resume Writing Tips for New Canadians

One of the biggest mistakes new immigrants to Canada make when attempting to enter into the Canadian job market is continuing to use the résumé from their home countries.  It… Read more »

10 signs you are ready to attain your career goals

10 signs you are ready to attain your career goals

We spend most of our waking hours at work or in work related activities, yet over 80% of the population is dissatisfied with their current job situation. How do you… Read more »

Recession pressures changes dynamics of university majors

Recession pressures changes dynamics of university majors

From the Wall Street Journal: Anxiety about joblessness is pushing undergraduates toward majoring in business.As a result, some schools are making sure to give the students what they want. At… Read more »

Part 1 of 3 – Economic downturn is a boon for online employment scams

Part 1 of 3 – Economic downturn is a boon for online employment scams

Catherine Findley was desperate to find a new job after graduating from college, so when she found a website that promised to find her a job in her field of… Read more »

Quote of the day

Quote of the day

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 your opportunities, and… Read more »

Social Networking Can = Job Search Success

Social Networking Can = Job Search Success

The best way to find a job is through networking. You can go to networking meetings, tap into your own personal network, or ask friends who they know. With the… Read more »

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 »

Caution: Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media Job Search

Caution: Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media Job Search

Using online social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter can both hurt and help your chances of finding work! DO NOT: Create an inappropriate online profile with photos, posts… Read more »

Building Value statements On Your Resume: Examples

Building Value statements On Your Resume: Examples

BEFORE: SALES MANAGER   Oversaw sales team’s performance for Southern Ontario. Problem – underperforming team due to lack of product knowledge Action – coordinated research and development team to deliver… Read more »

Would you sacrifice anything to work from home?

Would you sacrifice anything to work from home?

I occasionally work from home and find this article in the WSJ very interesting. Would i give up anything to work from  home? Probably not as working from home could… Read more »

The Benefits of a One-on-One Resume Writing Consultation

The Benefits of a One-on-One Resume Writing Consultation

At Surcorp Resume Solutions we conduct a personalized resume writing consultation with every single client whether it is an executive or a recent graduate. As Certified Resume Writers, we know… Read more »