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04 May 2018

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Dave Fraser
04 May, 2018
Resume%20Spring%20Cleaning

March Break is over. Easter has passed. College and university students are about to sit down for final exams. Now is the perfect time for some SPRING CLEANING … of your resume!

Dust, polish, make it sparkle … Spring is the perfect time to spruce up your CV and hit the pavement to get your career search underway. Whether you’re looking for summer positions while you’re in school or it’s time to start some serious career planning, a fresh and rejuvenated resume is the best way to start.

Make It Concise

Studies show you have a mere 7 seconds to make an impression on a recruiter with your resume – so everything important about you has to be there, front and centre and easy to find! Do your very best to condense your CV to one page with all the key information about you that relates to the position for which you’re applying easily visible on the top half of that page.

Update And Remove

Have you had recent training? Attended special courses or received a unique award or acknowledgement? Make sure that’s there – and make room for it by removing stale information that’s not relevant or applicable. If you’ve graduated from post-secondary and are starting your career search, “Lead in the High School Musical” is a fun topic of conversation but it shouldn’t be taking up a line on your resume!

Proofread. Then Proofread Again. And Again.

Recruiters list typos and spelling errors as one of the top reasons that otherwise solid candidates don’t make it to the next stage of the process. For every job out there, you’re hoping to be hired as a representative of a company, brand or organization. You will be selling and promoting that organization wherever you go – and employers want the best possible candidates to do that. Someone who has typos on their resume has failed to sell themselves … and that doesn’t send a “hire me” message to an employer.

Make It Match

One of the biggest mistakes that candidates make with their resumes and other career documents is not paying attention to their own skills and experience – and those being sought by the employer. Latte-making or shelf-organizing skills aren’t all that important to someone who’s hiring an Accounting Clerk … but they might be to an employer who’s hiring a Parts Department Assistant. Make sure that your resume is updated with the skills that matter to the industry you’re trying to enter – and that each and every application involves checking and double-checking to make sure what you’re selling lines up with what they’re seeking!

Life Hack: This advice and information applies 100% to your LinkedIn profile, as well! Give that a fresh coat of career-search paint while you’re at it!

Admin User
04 Jan, 2018
Your%20Job%20Search%20Resolutions

Did your New Years Resolutions include plans for a job change or a new career? Do you know what steps you're going to take to get yourself there?

Admin User
14 Dec, 2017
Holiday%20Parties%3A%20The%20Unsung%20Networking%20Opportunity

Celebrate and make merry - but don't miss out on one of the best networking opportunities of the year.

Admin User
06 Dec, 2017
The%20confidence%20to%20succeed

Taylor Waldbauer credits his education with always allowing him to be surrounded by like-minded people.

Dave Fraser
30 Nov, 2017
How%20To%20Write%20The%20Best%20Job%20Posting%20Possible

Writing a job posting in the 21st Century is almost an art form. Have you mastered it?

Dave Fraser
24 Nov, 2017
Develop%20Your%20Graduate%20Recruitment%20Strategy

 “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.”

Dave Fraser
23 Nov, 2017
Co-op%3F%20OYAP%3F%20What%20Are%20These%20Programs%20All%20About!%3F

Looking for new talent but don't know where to begin? 

10 Feb, 2017
How%20An%20Automotive%20Education%20Helps%20You%20Jump%20Start%20Your%20Career

Matthew Eldridge was the 2015-2016 winner of the TADA Automotive Service Technician Co-op Award at Centennial College in Toronto, Ontario.

06 Jan, 2017
Where%20Can%20An%20Automotive%20Education%20Take%20You%3F

My name is Tony Langford and I was awarded the Trillium Automotive Dealers Association award at Conestoga College in May 2015. It was such a great accomplishment for me being just under 40 years of age and I really wanted my kids to see that 'What you put in, you will get out'.

24 Aug, 2016
Back%20To%20School%3A%20A%20Great%20Time%20To%20Renew%20Your%20Job%20Search

We’re moving into autumn, and a new season in which we leave the lazy, carefree days of summer and get back to reality. Fall is when the students return to school, companies launch new products and programs and social and professional groups restart their calendar of activities. It’s a season that tends to be a time of renewal and for new beginnings. So, is it a good time for you to relaunch your job search?

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