Whether or not to have a picture on your resume depends on where you are in the world. And remember that resume’s and CV’s content and format are always changing.
There are many reasons why you might have a gap in your resume or in your employment. Be open and honest and explain the reason why.
…to Get YOU the Interview Today’s question is about how to refresh your outdated resume for 2020 to get YOU the interview. If you’ve had a resume for a long time, 10 or so years, and never updated it, that is a huge mistake because like everything in this world, things change and resumes from […]
When you send your resume to an HR department or to an executive recruiter, rarely are they read. Here’s what happens and how to optimize your chances
I am Martin Buckland. I’m an executive career management practitioner and I help senior executives across the world, reach their career goals. The question that I’m answering today is, “How many references do I need?” I would suggest you have five. Why five? It’s always good to have an odd number and the five should […]
“I was lucky. I received a very generous severance. So I’m just going to start my job search just before my severance expires.” I’m Martin Buckland and I am an Executive Career Management Practitioner and I help my clients across the world, reach their career goals. The question today is regarding receiving a generous severance […]
I am Martin Buckland a global executive career management practitioner. Today we’re going to talk about the top six successful social media habits. I call myself a LinkedIn junkie. I’m always on LinkedIn because I teach it. I know how I use it and I want my clients to use it all the time. You […]
Job Search is an Art. 23 mitakes to avoid that will sabotage your job search.
Holiday networking has a better chance of leading you to your next job than any other job search endeavour! Enjoy the holidays and succeed in your job search! The odds are in your favour during this holiday season as no other time of year presents as many opportunities to get together with friends, family, acquaintances […]
The infinite number of job search resources available can be overwhelming! Recognizing those that will be of benefit will save you a significant amount time and help you to succeed in driving your career in the right direction. A financial investment for professional services and memberships, provided you’ve done your due diligence to ensure the […]
firstname.lastname@example.org Are you using a professional email address for your job search? An email address that is not outdated? One which identifies who you are? An email address that is easily deciphered even when hand written? I’m sure we can all agree that an email address such as sexykitten@, beerking@ or gonefishing@ lacks the professionalism […]
Do you have your online profiles established to gain access to the ever increasing number of job search resources that continue to flood the internet? Companies and organizations are online. Recruiters and HR professionals are online. Job boards, professional networking events, industry groups, and your competition…are all online! The news is also online and what […]
Discrimination? Not in 2011! Unfortunately, regardless of moral or legal issues, facing discrimination in your job search can never be totally abolished. There will always be those with differing opinions from others. HR professionals, recruiters or senior executives do not always share the same opinion. There are many who will not consider a candidate without a degree and […]
Richard Bolles has done it again, What Color Is Your Parachute?, A Practical Manual For Job-Hunters And Career-Changers 2012. Revised and updated annually with over 10 million copies sold, it is the best selling job-hunting book in the world! Martin Buckland is proud to be mentioned in this 40th edition as the Canadian career expert! […]
Guerrilla Marketing For Job Hunters 3.0, written by Jay Conrad Levinson and David E. Perry, “How to Stand out from the Crowd and Tap into the Hidden Job Market Using Social Media and 999 Other Tactics Today” Martin Buckland, Principal of Elite Resumes and Executive Career Management Expert is one of many contributors to another […]
Microblogging Career Strategist Joins Elite Group When Martin Buckland looked for even better ways to serve career-minded professionals, he decided to pursue world-class training through The Academies, Inc. With reports of as much as a 10-to-1 jobseekers-to-jobs ratio in today’s economy, job seekers have a new ally on the job hunt. Martin Buckland, Principal […]
There’s still time to land your next job before the competition explodes! Many North American job seekers are strongly influenced by our seasons, our holidays and our children. A limited summer season sees the cottage country population increase substantially and you can be assured that many in career transition are relaxing on the dock and have put their […]
As a job seeker, is it in your best interest to disagree with recruiters? As with any endeavour, not exclusive to a successful job search, it is imperative to listen and learn! Whether you agree or not is not always relevant to achieving the intended goal. You can disagree with what recruiters are looking for but that won’t change the […]
As you walk in to your job interview you can be assured that your physical appearance will strongly influence the decision makers. Current style, well groomed and a professional attire will all contribute to a positive first impression. But how do you look online? Melissa Bell, The Washington Post’s article, Online Exploits Can Derail Hiring […]
You still have time to beat the competition in a summer job search! Of course you are a confident job seeker and believe you are the best candidate for the position. Unfortunately, you are only one of many who are all assuring recruiters and employers that they are the perfect candidate to fill the job. […]