Peter Harris gives some great insight into some of the myths that might be preventing you from getting your dream job or taking a step in the right direction for the way you want your career to go. As far as a one-page resume, I generally tell my candidates that if they have had more than four jobs or over eight years of experience, they can submit a resume longer than one page. I also recommend that candidates read the job description fully, and as a general rule, incorporate at least 10 keywords or phrases from the job description into their resume. Emloyers put a lot of time, effort, and thought into writing those descriptions because they are looking for a specific skill set. If your resume reflects the keywords and phrases that the employer has decided are important, your resume will stand out to them and you’ll be a shoe in for an initial interview.
Check out the full article here: The Ten Job Search Myths
Originially published in thestar.com by Peter Harris with Workopolis on Monday, July 28, 2015