We all know that networking is one of the most effective ways to find a job, and that it’s a key strategy for getting your résumé in the hands of those who can help you. The problem is we don’t always know what to say or how to ask for
Mandy had sent out dozens of applications. She was highly skilled and qualified and yet she could hold a bonfire with her rejection letters. Worse still she only ever heard silence back from the employers she contacted or received automated rejection letters. She was lost, frustrated and losing confidence fast.
During a recent military-to-civilian job fair, I was asked the following question: “Is a cover letter really necessary?" I stated that it is better to have it than not have it.” I’ve heard multiple recruiters discuss this question and while there are many times when a cover letter may not be
No doubt you knew what kit you needed for a special duty or deployment while serving in the Canadian Armed Forces. In order to secure the right role once you leave the CAF, there are some critical elements to place in your career kit. Before you leave… Print off your
When it comes to resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and interviews, word choice matters. The right words will enable your documents to rank higher in Applicant Tracking Systems; they’ll also embolden your interview performance and empower you to communicate more powerfully. Novelist and blogger Chuck Wendig at TerribleMinds.com compares word choice to
Did you know that your cover letter (in the hands of a key decision maker) determines whether or not your resume gets read at all? Cover letters are so critically important to making the right first impression; you just can’t afford to go wrong here. It can be tempting to want
"Can you make my profile look just like Dan's?" she asked. "Why would we want to?" I replied. Ultimately, a successful job search requires you to stand out in a crowded field of candidates. If your resume or LinkedIn profile are too similar to those of other candidates you won't
So you’ve put in all that effort to streamline and tailor your resume for your dream role that’s now up for grabs. You may have even paid a resume writer to ensure it’s professionally written and highlights your key strengths and capabilities. Excited about how well your resume’s going to
Each year, CDI hosts the resume writing industry's most prestigious Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) resume writing competition. As with last year, it was again evident how much having the TORI competition has helped raise the bar on professional resume writing for our industry. The entries demonstrated outstanding quality,
I bet you’ve heard that cover letters are not important because employers and recruiters never read them! In fact, they say your cover letters find themselves tossed aside! Tsk, tsk. Not true! Yes, mundane and poorly crafted cover letters feed many a wastebaskets and computer trash bins across the globe!