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Do you have a coherent executive resume?

Do you have a coherent executive resume?

To impress an executive recruiter or potential employer, you need a coherent, well structured executive resume – one that is properly organized and well-prepared. An incoherent, messy, or poorly formatted… Read more »

Conducting a self-assessment as part of executive resume writing

Conducting a self-assessment as part of executive resume writing

The development of an effective executive resume requires an unvarnished self-assessment. However, the prospect of conducting a thorough self-assessment in preparation of writing an executive resumeis daunting even for those… Read more »

Simple Guidelines for Writing A Stellar Resume

Simple Guidelines for Writing A Stellar Resume

Resume writing can be daunting – it is an irritating stressor for some and a nightmarish undertaking for others. The following are some simple strategies to make your resume writing experience more productive… Read more »

Stop, Review This Resume Check List Before You Submit That Application

Stop, Review This Resume Check List Before You Submit That Application

You have finished your resume master piece, before your prepare that email and press that send button to apply to your dream job, we have prepared a resume writing checklist… Read more »

Key Tips To Write An Effective Cover Letter

Key Tips To Write An Effective Cover Letter

Job seekers continually under estimate the importance of including a cover letter with their resume when applying to jobs.  The cover letter is a critical component of your job search… Read more »

Want to create a top-notch technical resume? Read this…

Want to create a top-notch technical resume? Read this…

When writing a technical resume it is easy to lose sight of the overarching strategy that encompasses not only the client’s technical competencies, but also their leadership, initiative, creativity and… Read more »

Resume Solutions Matthew Domville Earns CARW Designation

Resume Solutions Matthew Domville Earns CARW Designation

Matthew Domville of Surcorp Group, Resume Solutions, has been awarded international certification as a Certified Advanced Resume Writer (CARW) by Career Directors International (CDI). Matthew has demonstrated his superior knowledge… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

The Evolution of the Résumé

The Evolution of the Résumé

From the French verb Résumer, meaning “to summarize,” a résumé is a document that sums up a job applicant’s academic, professional and personal qualifications. Over time, the résumé has become… Read more »

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 »