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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 »

Styled Plugins

Styled Plugins

RocketTheme Plugins Galore Syndicate boasts a vast catalogue of integrated RocketTheme Plugins, all subtly styled to match the stylistic intricacies of the theme. Ranging from RokStories to RokWeather, and many… Read more »

iPhone Theme

iPhone Theme

Mobile Browsing with Apple iPhone Gantry offers an iPhone Theming facility, allowing a custom version of the template to be displayed for all visitors using an iPhone or iPod Touch.

RTL Support

RTL Support

Theme and Gantry RTL Support Once RTL mode is detected in Gantry, it will implement its RTL features. These include the automatic inversion of positions within a widget row; as… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Life Lessons from President Obama's Advisor

Life Lessons from President Obama's Advisor

Valerie Jarret, a business woman and special Advisor to President Obama, has has used these guiding principles both personally and professionally, you may find them very useful also:

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 »

Canada's Top 40 Under 40  Award Recipients

Canada's Top 40 Under 40 Award Recipients

The annual top 40 under 40 winners list has been announced. These are individuals from various industry backgrounds from business leaders, HR executives, to community activists. This is the 11th… Read more »

Career Quote

Career Quote

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… Read more »

Top 40 Under 40 winners: Was an MBA worth it?

Top 40 Under 40 winners: Was an MBA worth it?

I have been reading a lot of articles and opinion pieces lambasting the value of an MBA. Here is another interesting article in the Globe and Mail with Canada’s Top… Read more »

The Pitfalls of Lying on Your Resume

The Pitfalls of Lying on Your Resume

Helen Perruzza, receives tons of resumes from hopeful job applicants everyday. She is a senior personnel consultant with First Choice Personnel, an employment agency in Toronto. Early in spring 2000,… Read more »

New Brunswick minimum Wage hike will cost up to 7,000 jobs – report

New Brunswick minimum Wage hike will cost up to 7,000 jobs – report

A 10 per cent increase in the minimum wage will cost New Brunswick between 1,900 and 7,000 jobs, says the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. For that reason the provincial… 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 »