WILL YOUR RESUME MAKE IT PAST 6 SECONDS?

Study finds well-organized resumes get first glance A study published by my friends at www.theladders.com  sheds a new light on how recruiters review resumes they receive for open positions.  Click here to read the synopsis. In the past, the standard initial resume review time as self-reported by HR professionals averaged 3-4 minutes. The Ladders followed 30 recruiters for 10 […]

DON’T WORRY: EVERYONE GOES THROUGH THE JOB SEARCH BLUES

I regularly receive messages from job seekers who are feeling beat down by the job seeking process.     Recently one commented, “It’s 11:00 a.m. and I’m still in my pajamas.  I’m having a hard time finding any energy to send out another resume.” Another said, “I’m stuck!  I’m usually a positive, energetic person, but […]

The Hardest Part Is Getting Started …

The Hardest Part Is Getting Started … My old Dad used to say “the hardest part about painting is getting started”… well he was certainly right about that … In fact, it’s probably true of starting just about anything worthwhile.  So, if you are like most people who have had to start looking for a […]

IS IRONY THE OPPOSITE OF WRINKLY?

The irony of job search advice: There’s so much out there you don’t have to spend more than four seconds Googling before you land on some nugget of wisdom or another. Yet, at the same time, there’s SO much available (some inevitably contradicts other advice you’ll find) that it can easily overwhelm you. This is, in fact, very likely […]

LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB WHILE KEEPING A LOW PROFILE …

Beginning the search for a new municipal job while you’re still working at your current town or city can be a bit problematic, to say the least! Showing up to work in a suit on a casual Friday; printing out resumes on your office printer; mysteriously excusing yourself to take personal calls, etc. It all […]

IF YOU HOPE TO MAKE A SPLASH… YOU NEED A WELL-WRITTEN COVER LETTER!

The municipal jobs you see on www.logojo.ca are real. Towns and cities across Canada are actively searching for professionals to fill these positions and are anxiously awaiting resumes and cover letters to find the best candidates for these municipal jobs. A Cover letter is one of the best opportunities you will get to differentiate yourself from everybody […]

Tools for Job Seekers

There's no doubt about it - starting a new career is tough! All the personal preparation, phone calls, resume and cover letter writing, and interviewing are just the  start of things. As a job board, we want to do everything we can to give you a helping hand. Let's have a look at the (FREE!) tools we [...]

Summer’s Here – Time to Update That Resume

Now is a great time to reflect on your recent accomplishments and add them to your resume. Here are some ideas to help guide you. Now is a great time to reflect on your recent accomplishments and add them to your resume. Here are some ideas to help guide you. Now is a great time […]

Putting out Career Wildfires

When responding to an emergency, firefighters are responsible for connecting hoses to hydrants, operating the pumps that power the hoses, climbing ladders, and using other tools to break through debris. Firefighters also enter burning buildings to extinguish fires and rescue individuals. Many firefighters are responsible for providing medical attention. Two out of three calls to […]

Harvesting the Fruits of your Summer Internship

Too busy during the school year to take on an internship? Then summer internships are perfect for you! During the summer, with classes out of the way, you’ll be able to commit fully to an internship and really appreciate all the benefits it has to offer. And luckily, summer internships are copious, so no matter […]