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Canadian Résumés from the Employer’s Perspective

By Sharon Graham. Résumé strategists from across Canada discuss the current needs of employers and how to write a résumé that meets those needs. Career Professionals of Canada recently completed another successful Advanced Résumé Development Certificate Program. Participants contributed to a discussion about how differing perspectives create a variety of challenges for their clients. Independent…

A Guide to Creating Meaningful Accomplishment Statements

By Sharon Graham. Canadian job seekers who write their own résumés often list job duties and responsibilities. For the typical employer, the candidate’s contact information followed by a simple compilation of job descriptions is meaningless. To find and select the best candidate, the employer needs to understand the differences between applicants. The best way to…

Rethink Résumé Keywords and Key Phrases

By Sharon Graham. Résumé keywords and key phrases are words (or strings of words) used to identify good prospects for a position. Keywords help recruiters and employers search through a batch of résumés to select appropriate candidates. Companies, search firms, and job boards often use Applicant Tracking System (ATS) software to automate this process. In…

14 Career Documents to Boost Any Job Search

By Sharon Graham. Job seekers can use various strategies to connect with employers and distinguish themselves from the competition. A portfolio of career documents has the potential to strengthen a candidate’s confidence and credibility, yet some are reluctant to invest the time it takes to create such a portfolio. Some job seekers may feel that all they need is a résumé.…

What’s Involved in Creating a Professionally Crafted Résumé?

By Kamee Gilmore. Following the Canada-wide résumé pricing survey Maureen McCann and I conducted last fall, I was interested in taking a behind the scenes look at the résumé development process in order to gain a better understanding of the time that professional writers actually invest in crafting a strategic, value-focused résumé. I compiled the following information…

Lori Jazvac MCRS: Newest Member of an Elite Professional Group

By Cathy Milton. Lori Jazvac of Creative Horizons Communications recently became the newest member of a small, elite group of CPC members. Lori has earned the prestigious Master Certified Résumé Strategist (MCRS) designation. What made you want to pursue the MCRS designation? I was serious about taking my skills to an advanced level in order to offer my…