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We have seen people lose out on opportunities to be interviewed due to their having different versions of their resumes posted on different sites. Combine that with a resume emailed that differs from the online presentation/s and you have the potential for confusion. Employers check people out on online, so it is easy to locate … Continue reading Ensure That Your Online Resume Is Consistent In Your Email, On LinkedIn, And On Indeed.
Hiring managers and their assistants scan many resumes looking for that elusive candidate that checks off their hiring criteria boxes. An unexplained and extended gap in your work history, or neglecting to note a contract position, runs the risk of your resume not reaching the ‘A’ folder for closer review. You don’t want the hiring manager … Continue reading Mind The Gap: Explain Breaks In Your Resume Timeline.
It’s competitive enough out there for good positions, without finding yourself blindsided by an incident from your younger or not-so-younger years, focusing an employer’s attention in the wrong areas. It happens. A youthful indiscretion from long ago can sit on your record for decades until it is picked up in a criminal background check by … Continue reading Here’s How To Check For Your Criminal Record In Canada:
You want to protect your interests in leaving a toxic workplace. It is stressful enough to have to work there, you don’t need the additional discomfort of negativity focused at you because you choose to leave your employer. Most employers are fair and supportive of their people. Some employers use different, manipulative tactics to manage … Continue reading Toxic Work Environment? How To Manage Your Departure.
You’ve asked to meet with your boss to clarify expectations and goals, and you are feeling a little stressed with the additional projects that you have been asked to take on. Show your resilience and creative thinking under pressure. That all-important can-do attitude paves the way to a productive discussion. They believe you can solve … Continue reading Meeting With Your Boss? Have A Plan.
Relationships, plus clearly defined goals, and a sense of shared vision and commitment are the bonds that keep a team pulling in the same direction. The best managers are inclusive, and create a stimulating and positive working environment. Internal mentors are a powerful resource for developing staff, for their personal growth and the company's future development. … Continue reading Keeping Good People – Part 3: Mentors
Quitting without notice is an impulsive decision that happens in the heat of the moment, and affects your career progress. This may seem like an exercise in common sense and obvious advice, but people incur unforeseen problems when they take that stand. Quitting without giving notice is an avoidable mistake. You are taking a gamble … Continue reading Quitting Without Notice: Taking A Stand, Or Rolling The Dice?
You could see yourself working there; the people were friendly, the company is going places, and the job suited your experience and expectations. Then, you were informed that the job was offered to someone else. This wasn’t what you were expecting. Disappointment and wondering start to dominate your thinking. Where did you go wrong? Rejection … Continue reading Bounce Back When You Don’t Get The Job.
Challenge--or the lack of it--is a powerful motivator to stay or to leave. Employees who find their jobs becoming routine tend to lose interest in their work. The desire to learn and grow, to push into uncharted waters, and be excited about one's work again is a positive force for an employer to harness. When … Continue reading Keeping Good People – Part 2 – Provide Challenge And Growth Opportunities