My name is Martin Buckland, I am an expert in job search and I’m here to help you in your job-search process. This blog is entitled: Eight jobs search myths. The truth is nobody likes job searching. Here are eight myths that will help you on your way to getting gainfully employed. Myth number one: […]
Do you remember snail mail we’re in the age where everybody uses the internet email or some other platform to communicate? Yes, that’s fine, but you want to make yourself stand out. Here’s one tip to make yourself stand out at the end of a job search. May I suggest you get quality? Thank you […]
So today’s topic is I am frustrated in my job search! HELP! As an executive career management practitioner, people engage me to help them transition through this difficult period in their life. I know it’s very, very difficult. You need to have a champion. Somebody who can be there with you, nurture coach guide you. […]
The question today is do you put dates on a resume? There are many different opinions on this, but let me give you my professional opinion right now, after working with people, writing their resumes for 26 years, it varies. There’s nothing written in stone. We are in the COVID recession, where there is plenty […]
Can you use colour on your resume? Today’s topic is can you use color on your resume? Yes, you can, but like everything, in moderation. Don’t create your resume in full colour. Use it strategically. Colour or bolding is created to emphasize something. Stay with one color throughout your resume. Choose a colour that represents […]
I have a question for you. Assume you are in a job search mode, where do you think your next job is going to come from? I’ll give you three choices. Do you think it’s going to come from an online job board or print media, an advertised job in other words? Do you think […]
Are you on LinkedIn? If not you’re committing career suicide. LinkedIn can bring huge value to your career management. Let me explain, let me give you three tips. You need to address right today. Number One You need to go and look at your LinkedIn URL. If it’s got numbers and letters after your name, […]
A resume is a very particular document. It’s a synopsis, it’s a summary of your career. It highlights your career in reverse chronological order talking about your soft and your hard, your personal brand, your accomplishments, and your education.
A passport is your identification. So is a resume. It identifies you as a person. Everyone who carries a passport is unique. And everyone who carries a resume is unique in a resume.
They cannot, as it’s just not feasible, call everybody and tell them, or even email them that you aren’t the perfect candidate.
Let’s review the top 3 cover letter mistakes that people make when applying for a job.
A job post is a critical element. You need to look at it in detail and ensure that you address these 4 elements.
You never know when there’s an opportunity to network…network everywhere, including the sauna.
It is essential, in a job search to sell yourself. How do you do that? Brag, brag, brag!
With only a few weeks to go before executing his most demanding annual project, Santa always performs an annual review of his resume.
Social media is a great medium for you to market yourself and it is virtually free. Be polite, be professional, and be purposeful.
You might be surprised to hear what the best times of the year are for job search.
It’s important to avoid these 6 job search mistakes in order to have a Successful job search.
Today’s topic comes from someone who says, ‘I believe I am making these mistakes in my job search…’ Hopefully, after this post, you will know some mistakes not to make in your job search strategy. Building Relationships So, number one is relationship building with executive recruiters. You need to build, and this is just as […]
It’s probably 99% it’s a business decision. They need to slim down in good times and as we are speaking in bad times. They need to strip assets. They need to save money and human resources are very costly. So it’s not against you. Don’t take it personally.