Resume Development with Bow Valley College

by Janice

"The purpose of your resumé is to get you an interview. A well-written, high impact resumé will help you stand out among other applicants." Alberta Work Search Online

A resume can make or break your job search. If you need help with your resume, there is still space in Tuesday's free Career Basics: Resume Development program at Shawnessey. This popular program will help you learn how to create a professional resume to put your best foot forward. Workshops are led by professional career practitioners from Bow Valley College's Career Connection.

Career Basics: Resume Development
Tuesday, November 29
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Shawnessey Library

Register online or by calling 403-260-2620

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Phrases to Avoid on Your Resume

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A Human Resources professional here in Calgary shared a beef with us a few weeks ago. Her complaint was about overused or meaningless resume phrases. Her least favourite: outstanding communication skills. She was adamant that such language is never helpful to hiring managers unless it is accompanied by specific or demonstrated examples.

LinkedIn recently compiled a list of the top 10 most overused terms. In this tight job market, it may be helpful to review your resume and avoid such terms:

LinkedIn's Top Ten Overused Resume Phrases

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