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11) Create and PERFECT your 2015 ‘base resume’

| December 21, 2014

You’ve just met a recruiter or potential employer or new connection face-to-face at a networking event or serendipitously at the grocery store trying to assess which cantaloupe is the best in the pile. Wouldn’t it be great to know that with just sixty to ninety minutes (or less) of research and editing you could be […]

YYJWorks – helping you find work in Victoria, BC

| November 5, 2014

Welcome to YYJWorks – I hope I can be of assistance to you in your job search. I’m now back from Uppsala, Sweden, (I got back to Canada on July 27, 2014) where I spent two years doing a master’s in International Health. I am also now in the same situation as many of you […]

A Hallowe’en Treat – Don’t Overlook Great Local Resources

| October 31, 2014

Today I jogged down to GT Hiring Solutions at 1483 Douglas Street to register with them and sign up for one of the pre-job fair workshops. Now that I am registered I can access a ton of resources in person and also get to online resources including a calendar of upcoming workshops, groups, testing opportunities […]

Tough Talk from a Military Recruiter (Part 1 of 3)

| October 21, 2014

Although Sultan Camp‘s article titled “Congratulations on Your Military Service… Now Here Are 9 Reasons Why I Won’t Hire You” on the Career Attraction blog is targeted toward those in the military who are transitioning into civilian life and looking for employment it has great advice for jobseekers of any stripe. Let’s take his 9 […]

How the Internet killed the old-fashioned resume

| February 20, 2013

In the good old day the content of your resume was important but as or perhaps even more important was how it looked. I remember how I used to go down to the local copy shop to get my master printed on a laser printer – I think I still had a dot matrix at […]

Is the resume dead? Part I

| February 13, 2013

First let’s introduce the star of our story for those of you who may not be familiar with him – and I call the resume him since for the first 500 years my guess is that these documents, that started out as letters of introduction, generally were penned by and profiled men. You can read […]

Resume Redux

| February 18, 2012

Last week a pretty interesting resume – with the provocative title of ‘best resume ever?’ – was making the rounds of social media and it got me wondering if the traditional resume is dead? And, if it isn’t dead I further wondered if it shouldn’t actually be hurried along to the grave and how those […]