Stand out with these 3 traits

A resume can get your foot in the door when you’re looking for a job. But, oftentimes hiring managers want a new hire to fulfill criteria that can’t be expressed on paper. Why? These traits will help hiring managers ensure that the candidate will benefit the organization in ways that go beyond just fulfilling their... Continue Reading →

When searching for a job, what’s in a name?

I recently heard about a new process in Canada’s federal government that will help reduce bias around who is contacted following a job application in an interview on Toronto’s Metro Morning. Six federal departments are piloting a blind recruitment strategy with the goal of increasing equity and diversity in its workforce. This process will remove... Continue Reading →

Lights, camera… action words

It’s critical to use action words – or verbs – to bring your resume to life for a potential employer, who wants to get an idea of what tasks you took on in a previous role. Rather than just listing job duties, use concise and descriptive action words to help shine a spotlight on what... Continue Reading →

Should I use a digital version of my portfolio?

A professional portfolio allows you to showcase your best work with a networking contact or potential employer by having carefully-selected work samples at the ready. Whether you’re a communications specialist, writer, graphic designer or photographer, a portfolio is an asset when you're looking for a job. When I was a budding public relations (PR) professional,... Continue Reading →

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