10 Résumé Tips from Best Canadian Résumés

Lori Jazvac

By Lori Jazvac. Five years ago, I decided to challenge myself and become an entrepreneur and serve job seekers by launching Creative Horizons Communications. I found Career Professionals of Canada (CPC), a proudly Canadian organization that caters to career professionals who support jobseekers across Canada as well as globally. By collaboratively partnering with masterminds and members within CPC, I gained résumé writing…

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Incorporate a Powerful Career Narrative in Resume Building

By Lori Jazvac. The best resumes are crafted with a career narrative. They convey career stories that enrich the reader’s understanding of the candidate’s background and offerings. As career professionals, we need to help clients view the resume as more than a document outlining skills and responsibilities so that they can effectively communicate why and how they stand out. By coaching our clients to view…

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Professional Resume Writers Deliver Client Value

By Kamee Gilmore. “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur.”  Red Adair While we all have strengths, resume writing is very rarely at the top of most people’s list of skills, especially when it comes to writing their own. As recently as a decade ago, a resume was often just a simple…

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How Much Does a Canadian Resume Cost?

By Maureen McCann.  “Resume writers are not just typists who can make a document look nice. It takes a trained individual with knowledge in labour market trends and job search techniques, as well as with solid skills in interviewing, information gathering, strategic thinking, technical savvy, wordsmithing and so much more.”  Christine Cristiano, CCS I recently set off to answer the question,…

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Strategic Résumés for Challenging Clients – Real-World Résumé Strategy

Join Sharon Graham and Wayne Pagani at CANNEXUS18 Sunday, January 21, 2018 Pre-Conference Workshop– Half Day 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Today’s résumés are strategic. They address each client’s unique value proposition, barriers and obstacles. A lot has changed in résumé writing. You can’t just use templates anymore. If you haven’t attended any résumé training in a while, then you need to…

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Top 150 PLUS Canadian Resume Tips

By Adrienne Tom. Professionals can employ a wealth of tips and best practices to raise the value of a resume. Recognizing that no two job seekers are exactly alike, the following resume tips offer a variety of starting points and next-level improvements for both Canadian career practitioners and job seeking clients. Apply the tips that best suit your resume creation…

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Resume Writing Tips from a Subcontract Writer

By Giselle Mazurat. As a subcontract writer, I don’t meet with clients face-to-face. My client intake starts when my vendor asks me if I’m available to interview a client over the phone. To prepare for the interview, I ask the client to send me a few job advertisements that represent the position(s) he or she is seeking, and to think…

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Client Intake Process Development / Optimization for Resume Writing Services

By Kamee Gilmore. As career professionals and resume strategists, we often say that “first impressions count.” The intake process for resume writing services is where the initial communication occurs and vital information is exchanged. It also sets the tone of your client’s overall impression and experience. You want to ensure that it is a memorable one! The “intake process” is the interface…

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Industry-Leading Advanced Resume Development Certificate Program

 Not sure how to write a strategic resume? You’re not alone. Build your credibility…  …and your resume writing skills. Advanced Resume Development Certificate Program Next 5-week fully facilitated online program is scheduled for May 2017 If you are serious about advancing your expertise in resume writing, or if you are considering applying for your Certified Resume Strategist (CRS) Certification in the…

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Resume Development: A Recruiter’s Perspective

By Joanne Savoie Malone. As a recruiter, I read resumes daily and I appreciate a well-written one. I recognize that putting together a resume is personal and everyone has an opinion. But, there is more to resume writing. To be a good resume writer, you need excellent interviewing skills in order to assess your client’s background, experiences, and abilities. It’s…

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Understand Employment Strategy and You’ll Write Superior Resumes

Lori Jazvac

By Lori Jazvac. You cannot hone your craft of resume writing without truly understanding employment strategy. The world of work is shaped by complex and shifting demographic, social, political, and economic factors. As a resume strategist, you are not only a writer. You are a change leader, a brand innovator, and a value enabler. Using your ability to craft a resume,…

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Do Resume Writers Need to Study Grammar?

By Marian Bernard. Do we resume writers need to study grammar? Although we might knee-jerk react and answer “no” to this question, I would beg to differ. Just as our clients keep current on up-and-coming events in their respective industries, we are obligated to do so as well. I speak from personal experience. Let me take you back to 1996,…

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Reflecting on the Year: Strategies for Capturing and Recording Experiences and Skill Sets

By Brent Warman. It’s hard to believe that another year has passed and that we’re already into a new Holiday Season. Along with celebrations comes end-of-year reflections. I like to capture all that I have learned and accomplished and add these to my tool box as resources that I can draw upon in my work. What can we do as…

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What Every Resume Needs to Succeed – Insights from Canadian Career Experts

By Adrienne Tom. Go online for resume advice and you can become overwhelmed rather quickly.  To help you qualify advice and strengthen your resume strategy I gathered insights from some of Canada’s award-winning career experts on what every resume needs to succeed.  Here’s what they had to say: Proof (Maureen McCann of Promotion Career Solutions) For a resume to succeed…

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September is a Great Time to Update Your Resume

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By Skye Berry-Burke. With the long days and warm summer heat behind us, fall is a great time to get back into the swing of reality for everyone, including myself! Children are back in school, and for many companies a new fiscal year is commencing. Labour Day to Christmas is usually a very active interview season, and as a result,…

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