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How to Craft the Best Canadian Résumé

October 15, 2021 |
A magnifying glass focusing in on what it takes to craft the best Canadian résumé

If you had asked me about résumé writing eight years ago as I was starting my career practice, I would have said that it is as much an art as it is a science. Résumé writing requires comprehensive research, forethought and strategic planning, and an ability to gather the right information. It’s all about presenting the client’s value through high-quality content, yet design and formatting are equally important if you want to catch the reader’s eye. I’d like to share what I’ve learned over the years about how to craft…

Top Tips for Résumé Writing and Editing

September 10, 2021 |
Top tips for résumé writing and editing

Ernest Hemingway is misquoted to have said “write drunk, edit sober.” In fact, it’s believed that the quote actually originated with American editor and writer, Peter De Vries. If there’s any value to this idea, it’s that your writing can be fast, but editing has to be slow and careful. As a résumé writer, you may have been following your employer’s style sheet or have created your own. As a writer and copyeditor, I’ve developed tactics and strategies that work to make my clients’ documents effective and readable. In this…

How Advanced Résumé Training Helped Me Innovate

August 25, 2021 |
Advanced Résumé Training

A few years ago I wrote an article about résumé brand engineering. The comments I received and the discussions I had with other careerpros following the release of this article caused me to reflect on how I came to develop insight into the power of brand engineering. I realized that many of my own innovations in résumé writing started with one key training program — Career Professionals of Canada’s Advanced Résumé Development certificate course. This certificate program enabled me to think about résumé writing in an entirely new way. By aligning my services with…

6 Easy Platforms for Creating Stunning Résumé Websites

July 30, 2021 |
Laptop showing the building of a résumé website

Are you looking for a new and innovative service to offer your clients? Creating a résumé website (sometimes simply referred to as a personal website) can really help our job-seeking clients stand out from the crowd. As a career professional, you know how to craft a strategic and effective résumé. But what if you feel less confident with the technical demands of creating a website for that résumé? Luckily, there are website builders available that make it easy to create sites, even if you have limited or no technical knowledge. Below,…

What Does a Professional Résumé Writer Really Do?

May 7, 2021 |
Résumé process, résumé development

In my career practice, I have learned the importance of clearly establishing my mandate with each of my clients before we launch into the résumé writing process. My goal is to be a catalyst for their professional aspirations. It’s vital to the success of our relationship that my clients understand I cannot guarantee they’ll land the job they desire. I take the time, up front, to make it clear what a professional résumé writer can do for them. My Approach to the Résumé Writing Process Strategic résumé writing has allowed…

30+ Cover Letter Tips for Success

May 5, 2021 |
Cover letter leads to job offer and success

Every day, thousands of Canadian job seekers participate in a tough competition to try and reach their goal of being invited to an interview. Many will be disappointed, though, especially if they’re relying on a do-it-yourself résumé and cover letter set created from templates. Others, however, make an investment in their future by taking a thoughtful approach to each job application. They’ll craft strategic and targeted job-search documents, often engaging the expertise of a professional résumé/cover letter writer. Here are 30+ cover letter tips used by professional writers to make their…