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Spam – Don’t Ignore it!

Who is responsible for spam and computer viruses? Is it advertisers initiating mass mailings to sell their products? Is it simply someone hacking your account just to see if they can? Or is it associated with the antivirus software business? Regardless of why we must continue to fight against SPAM, the message here is “Don’t ignore it!” Maintaining […]

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Offer Advice to Correct Mistakes in Confidence

Millions are now spending time writing, blogging and editing online content and for many the occasional email or call to advise of a typo is very well received. The fact that someone would take time out of their busy schedule to contact you personally and provide you with the opportunity to correct a mistake that could negatively influence your reputation reflects a considerate […]

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Brett Wilson on Credibility, Branding

Brett Wilson on Credibility, Branding, Entrepreneurship, Networking, Leadership and more! Ian Portsmouth, editor of PROFIT, “your guide to business success” covers it all in this interview, Ask the Legends: Brett Wilson. Canadian entrepreneur, Brett Wilson provides candid responses that offer valuable tips for success in your career or business. Leadership Advice from Successful Leaders, provides a […]

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How to treat others

How you treat others establishes the foundation on which you will build your personal life and your professional career. Maintaining equitable relationships with respect and consideration will garner a highly esteemed reputation and increase the potential for a lifetime of opportunities. The following five lessons about how to treat people was forwarded in an email and is worth […]

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Grammatically Correct

More and more individuals are providing online content and there are those who will get away with using grammatically incorrect phrases to emphasize a point or seek out attention but if you are serious about advancing a senior level career it is as imperative to pay strict attention to relaying grammatically correct information within your online profiles just as it is […]

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“Elite Tweets” – Blog Tweets from Elite Resumes

These “Elite Tweets” will be updated on this blog page each time a new one is added. We hope you’ll enjoy the “short and tweet” career tips, quotes and survey information provided and Elite Resumes welcomes any comments, suggestions or questions. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” ~ Robert F. Kennedy […]

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A clear perspective and a grain of salt

Keeping a clear perspective and the old adage, “take it with a grain of salt” are very important factors when you read, Ali Hale’s, “Mental Bias – Would You Like Fries With Your Warm Fuzzy Platitudes?” found at SidSavara.com. “We tend to accept questionable, even false statements about ourselves, if we deem them positive or flattering […]

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Will your online profile get you hired or fired?

CNN.com posted a great article by Mike Hargis, CareerBuilder.com, Social networking do’s and don’ts, which provides some valuable information about your online profile and whether it will get you hired or fired. It is clear that hiring managers are checking out the online profiles of potential candidates and studies show the information is an influence on their decision to hire […]

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Your Resume – What NOT to Include

Your resume is a professional document, not a personal document.  It has the potential to be reviewed by a hiring professional and digitally scanned by a computer and neither will spend more than a few seconds “reading” your resume.  Within these few seconds, you can be assured that the professional and the computer have no interest in whether you are a golfer or a […]

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Networking and Your Job Search

More jobs are found through networking than by any other means.  37 Ideas to Grow Your Job Search Network Right Now, is a must-read article for anyone, employed or not, providing a simple list of everything you need to do in order to grow your network online and offline. Included in the list are #1. a simple email address, #5. & 6. join LinkedIn, #9. & […]

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Use Common Sense When Sharing Online Information

Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube, just to name a few, are websites that are available for anyone to share information online.  The following blogs, also just to name a few, have been written about sharing information online and the consequences, positive or negative that can result.  The basic message really is, use a little common sense when you post information to your […]

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President of Sales, VP of Sales, Sales Manager, Sales Associate

In today’s economic crisis, the number one job available is in SALES!  These positions are currently the most sought after as an increase in sales could potentially be the key factor in the survival of many companies caught up in today’s economic turmoil. Increasing sales is one of the few definitive options available to the decision makers of many companies and organizations at […]

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Revitalize Your Resume…

As a professional resume writer and career coach, I am often involved in a wide variety of speaking engagements.  “Revitalize Your Resume to Make an Impression” is the topic of my next presentation.  Next Wednesday, November 5th, I will be presenting to a networking group called Happen, which is an organization dedicated to assisting executives in career transition. Your number one tool […]

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Steady Employment Growth for Skilled Trades

Plumbers, carpenters, masons, electricians, machinists, mechanics and crane operators have provided work for about one million people in 2007, as reported by Statistics Canada.  Other than a brief decline in the mid-1990′s, skilled trades have seen a steady employment growth to date. The proportion of trades employment varied by province, with an increase from 9% in 1987 to […]

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Follow The Rules

If you have received specific instructions and rules related to a company’s hiring process, do not deviate from them.  Choosing to make up your own rules will most likely result in a lost job opportunity and a tarnished reputation.  You may even put the reputation of others at risk so follow the rules. Recently, I learned of an individual who had an inside track on […]

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Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 2007

Passion, integrity, perseverance and determination!  These were the words used to describe recipient’s of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 awarded to 40 exceptional Canadians under the age of 40 who are outstanding leaders in their chosen fields and who are shaping our country’s future. The Globe and Mail’s full page ad this week lists the selection criteria […]

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