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When preparing your résumé, don't assume the reader will understand how you got from point A to point B. Not everyone that reads it will have a technical background. If the reader has to try to fill in the gaps...then consider yourself out of the running.

To make sure y...

Engineering Résumé Tip: Should you include a hobbies/interests section?

Typically this section is not necessary. Consider if you are involved in activities that add DIRECT VALUE to the position you are seeking.

For instance, I have spoken with hiring managers who appreci...

Does the person receiving your résumé need a magnifying glass to view it? Make sure you use a font that is easy to read and is an appropriate size. 

Although most personal marketing documents are sent electronically, the people that receive them are often busy and...

Don't let fear prevent you from getting the job you want!

At the Toronto Career Fair I spoke with a lot of job seekers new to Canada. Many of them expressed concern that their foreign qualifications and non-Canadian work experience wouldn't count here. Some of them had...

You've sent out a flawless résumé and cover letter, or you just nailed an interview, and now it's time to follow up. Don't make the mistake that only formal interactions matter! 

If you're sending an email, make sure you edit it! Sloppy messages will get you notice...

With the legalization of marijuana on the horizon, it’s important that nurses be well prepared to respond to health inquiries associated with substance use. A recent national survey revealed that only 62% of nurses considered themselves knowledgeable about the risks as...

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