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Do you want your resume to get noticed or not?

There are a plethora of free e mail addresses available on the Internet. As a Resume Writer, I see many foolish e mail addresses that will honestly diminish your chances of making you shine above the competition.   A great, accomplishment-based resume damaged because of your address? I think not!  “pokerboy@gmail.com”, or “spicygirl@hotmail.com” are just two

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Are you a Guerrilla job searcher?

Last week at ExecuNet, Toronto, myself and 35 other senior executives were fortunate to listen to a dynamic and informative speaker. David Perry, Managing Partner at Perry-Martel, an executive search firm based in Ottawa, spoke on “Guerrilla Marketing for Job Searchers”. This topic that related directly to his best selling book, “Guerrilla Marketing for Job

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Interviewers Making Mistakes!

Really, do interviewers make mistakes? Yes, of course they do. It’s a two-way street; a meeting of the minds. Interviewers always get nervous. It’s only human nature.   Surveys normally focus on the interviewees. However, recently Development Dimensions International (DDI) turned the tables and decided to research interviewers with some intriguing findings.   They asked interviewees questions

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The C-Suite Survey

Recently the Report on Business and Business News Network conducted a survey with 150 executives about their views on the Canadian economy and their company. It produces some interesting findings:  Labour Shortage An outstanding 84% of Canadian Executives say it’s already hard to find talent. Western Canada is really hurting, with the service sector experiencing major staffing

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Resume Writing 101

In short, a resume is a performance-based document. Future employers are hiring because you can save them money, boost productivity, enhance the bottom line, streamline operations and yes, eliminate personnel. Clearly state the actions taken and the achieved results based on the STAR technique: S – Situation T – Task A – Action R –

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Korn/Ferry International Executive Recruiter Index

Statistics fascinate me: you can slice them, you can dice them, but when they come from one of the world’s premier International Executive Search providers one has to take a harder look. In Korn/Ferry’s recently released International Executive Recruiter index the following questions were asked to 198 international recruiters with some interesting results: Generally speaking,

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