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Does it Really Matter? Canadian vs. English Spelling and Implications for Job Seekers

With Canada turning 150, many Canadians are reflecting on what makes us unique – our food, our culture, our inventions. Something that hasn’t received a lot of coverage is our language. Although it’s a bit of a dry topic, it’s important for job seekers and their work-search documents. As a member of the Commonwealth, Canadian […]... Read More
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Resumes and CVs: What’s the Difference and Why Does It Matter?

Contributed by Kristin Vandegriend, Life Strategies’ Associate Ever wondered when to use a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and when to use a Resume? A CV and resume serve different purposes. A CV is a work-history document that outlines all merits and accomplishments of the applicant as thoroughly as possible; they are generally reserved for academics and researchers. […]... Read More

Targeting Your Resume to Stand Out

To make your resume stand out from the crowd, don’t waste your time on fancy paper or fonts. Instead, take the time to target your resume to the specific job and organization you’re applying to. With only 20-30 seconds to impress the employer, you’ve got to demonstrate your fit fast. A targeted resume presents employers with […]... Read More