Natalie’s Blog

3 Simple Tips to Update Your Résumé Like a Pro - September has been declared “Update Your Résumé Month” by Career Directors International. When is the last time you updated your résumé or LinkedIn profile? To get you started, here are three simple but important tips from award-winning résumé writer, and Virtual Résumés owner, Natalie MacLellan. Use simple fonts. Your résumé needs to be easy to read. This is no […]
Award-Winning Résumé Writing - It’s one thing to promise top-notch, best in Canada service. It’s another to prove it. Virtual Résumés is pleased to announce that Senior Editor and Managing Director Natalie MacLellan has received two résumé writing  Awards of Excellence from Career Professionals of Canada. Natalie took top honours in the categories of Outstanding Résumé – Creative, and Outstanding Résumé – […]
Join our 30-Day LinkedIn Challenge - LinkedIn is one of the top tools for jobseekers to help you build your network, connect with recruiters and hiring managers you do not yet know, boost your online presence, and stay top of mind with the people you know — and people you want to know. Whether you are new to LinkedIn or a […]
Six Mistakes Military Job Searchers Make on Their Résumés - Originally published on on January 17, 2017. After critiquing dozens of résumés following the National Transition Exchange last week in Ottawa, I have noticed some trends. There are six common mistakes I saw military job seekers making over and over – mistakes that may prevent them from getting the interview that will lead to […]
3 Ways to Explain Gaps in Employment - “What do I do about the gaps in my career history? Is there an easy but honest way to make them disappear?” These questions, in various forms, are among the most common concerns I hear from clients. Career articles and websites and books will all tell you that leaving a gap in your resume is […]