Is It Ethical To Leave Out Your Past Employment in Your Resume?

Like many ethical questions, the answer is “it depends”, which means there is a “yes” and “no” component to the answer. At the outset, I should state that a resume is your own personal work biography rather a legal document, so you are not required to state every job you’ve ever had. But what you… Read more »

Shall I State References In My Resume?

My original article appeared in In this blog, I discuss the straight-forward question of whether references need to be stated in one’s resume. The answer is “yes and no.” As I state in the article, listing out your references may not be so prudent because you never know when someone might call on your reference…. Read more »

Is it important to include your hobbies and interests in your resume?

Just how relevant are your hobbies and interests to your resume? Do employers really want to know what you do in your spare time, or what sports teams you played for in high school or university? As a professional resume writer in Vancouver I get this question a lot, and the answer isn’t so cut-and-dried. “Vanilla” interests… Read more »

Update Up Your Resume In 7 Minutes Flat

Alright, I might have exaggerated. It’ll take a bit more than seven minutes. But if you follow my guidelines, you’ll know what you need to focus on straightaway. Fast but effective checklist In an article I wrote for, I set out seven checklist items that you should keep in mind as you update your resume. For instance, you… Read more »