Archive for May, 2009

Are Credit Checks on Job Applicants Set to Rise?

It seems a survey conducted on  reveals some employers are conducting credit checks on potential employees to verify the applicant’s identity and employment history, level of current responsibility, and to ascertain if there is any risk of workplace theft.

These checks can be applied to applicants for financial, accounting and bookkeeping roles, those who supervise budgets and anyone who handles or has access to cash and other valuables.

It’s possible trends like this could be set to rise.

Here’s to writing powerful resumes.

Beverley Neil

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May 26, 2009 at 10:12 am 1 comment

Are You Showing the Wrong Kind of Emotions at Your Job Interviews?

“In today’s ultracompetitive job market, even getting an interview is a feat. Yet recruiters and hiring managers say many unemployed candidates blow the opportunity by appearing desperate or bitter about their situations — often without realizing it.”

So says a very good article in the Wall Street Journal. If you’re in the interview market click over and read some very solid advice –

Here’s to writing powerful resumes – and keeping it together at interviews.

Beverley Neil

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May 20, 2009 at 11:23 am 2 comments

Writing is easy…

This has got to be my favourite quote at the moment: 

“Writing is easy. All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead.”

Gene Fowler


Here’s to writing powerful resumes.

Beverley Neil

May 5, 2009 at 2:44 am 1 comment


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