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Career Savvy Tip Of The Day

Career Savvy Tip Of The Day

Expect Some Rejection Before You Get Hired Expecting rejection may appear self-defeating, but nobody can land a job on the first try every time! Learn to accept from the beginning… Read more »

What are the first stages of an effective job search?

What are the first stages of an effective job search?

One of the major concerns of job seekers is figuring out how to start their job search. This is especially challenging for individuals who have had long tenures with their… Read more »

Crossing The Line- Facebook, privacy and your job search

Crossing The Line- Facebook, privacy and your job search

Recently there were a few reports in the media on companies and government agencies in the United States requesting potential job seekers’ Facebook password to review their profile history as… Read more »

Strategies for an effective job search in a tight economy

Strategies for an effective job search in a tight economy

The economy isn’t the best that it’s ever been, but it’s also not the worst. And while the job prospects make look bleak, there are ways to turn any layoff… Read more »

Thinking of a career move? Here are ten jobs that pays $30.00+ per hour

Thinking of a career move? Here are ten jobs that pays $30.00+ per hour

A recent coaching client of mine, wanted a job that paid no less than  $25 per hour but had no idea what she wanted to do, where to do it… Read more »

So what are the hardest jobs to fill in 2012?

So what are the hardest jobs to fill in 2012?

If you are like me, you probably try to keep an eye on the labour market, what is the hot jobs, where are they and how much do they pay?… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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