From Red Deer Regional Airport
Airport Awards Runway Refurbishment
The Red Deer Regional Airport is pleased to announce that they are ready to begin the refurbishment of their secondary runway (#12/30) at the beginning of June. The tender has been awarded to locally owned and operated Border Paving, who are set so support nearly 50 jobs with the project, keeping funds within Central Alberta, creating local jobs and supporting the businesses who call YQF home are all important factors to consider when planning any projects at the Red Deer Regional Airport.
“Runway 12/30 is a vital part of our existing infrastructure and currently supports more than 12,000 takeoffs and landings annually.” says Red Deer Regional Airport’s CEO Graham Ingham. This project, like all other airport projects is being completed per the airport’s 10-year capital plan, which is updated annually. The runway refurbishment project comes with a 1.8 million dollar price tag and will take approximately 8 weeks to complete. The project will be staged to alleviate to the greatest extent possible any impact on our local and transient businesses.
The Red Deer Regional Airport continues to see growth and success as they plan to the future. As an affordable alternative to Calgary and Edmonton, YQF remains a cost-effective solution to many aviation and aviation-related businesses looking to gain that strategic business advantage. “With key partnership agreements in place with the likes of the Rice Group, EFC Developments and Tucana Aviation, the future of the airport has never looked so bright and it’s only a matter of when, not if, the airport will enter its next phase of rapid and sustained growth.” says the Airport’s Director, Business Development, Communications and Marketing Nicole Holinarty.
A Red Deer historical treasure is for sale – Michael Dawe describes the 109 year old Willson House
From the Facebook page of Andrew Russell
Take a glimpse into Red Deer’s past! The Willson House, a designated historic home, can now be part of your future. Built in 1911 by the Willson Brothers, this 2217 square foot 2 storey was a display of high quality craftsmanship and wealth in Red Deer’s early days as a city. Fully restored in 1997 with numerous other upgrades in the last 20 years, this home still holds all of its amazing character features such as the original doors and trim, windows, radiators, hardwood flooring, exposed brick, coal fireplace, solid wood staircase, and so much more.
🏡 5011 43 Ave, Red Deer 🏡Take a glimpse into Red Deer's past! The Willson House, a designated historic home, can now be part of your future. Built in 1911 by the Willson Brothers, this 2217 square foot 2 storey was a display of high quality craftsmanship and wealth in Red Deer's early days as a city. Fully restored in 1997 with numerous other upgrades in the last 20 years, this home still holds all of its amazing character features such as the original doors and trim, windows, radiators, hardwood flooring, exposed brick, coal fireplace, solid wood staircase, and so much more.A big thank you to Michael Dawe for taking the time to give us a glimpse into this homes 109 year history!Offered at $469,900.Full details found here: https://www.andrewrussell.ca/5011-43-ave
Posted by Andrew Russell & Associates – Re/max real estate central alberta on Monday, June 29, 2020
A big thank you to Michael Dawe for taking the time to give us a glimpse into this homes 109 year history!
Offered at $469,900.
Full details found here: https://www.andrewrussell.ca/5011-43-ave
Tips From Tundra – Optimize Your Resume For ‘The New Normal’
The landscape of employment for job-seekers has changed dramatically since the beginning of the pandemic in Alberta. As of May 2020, the Alberta Government reports an unemployment rate of 15.5%. Combine that with experienced employees furloughed from various sectors, new graduates and those seeking a new career direction may have a steeper hill to climb than before. We continue to discover what is the new normal for Alberta post-pandemic, we revisit the topic of how to put your best foot forward when optimizing your resume for your job hunt.
Tundra Technical Solutions is a global recruitment agency headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. Since 2004, Tundra has grown quickly, today operating offices across North America, Europe and Asia. They work with top global partners actively seeking the best talent in multiple sectors such as finance, insurance, healthcare, technology, retail, energy, utilities, construction, mining, telecommunications, transportation and government to name a few.
Ever considered utilizing the skills a recruitment agency may have to offer? It may be the right time considering the volume of applicants in the hundreds on certain job postings, as shown in the image below. We spoke with Christina Esposito, Marketing and Communications Lead and Internal Recruiter for Tundra Technical Solutions on ways to optimize your resume for recruiters in the new normal.
Should your resume be written chronologically or functionally?
The key difference here is whether or not your work experience should be written as a timeline of your previous positions or should it be laid out in the form of what experience you feel is best suited for the position you are applying for. From a recruiters perspective, Christina mentions:
“We like to see a reverse chronological order of previous work experience. We recommend placing all of your technical skills right at the top of your resume, and then go into your most recent experience.”
Should you tailor your resume for the specific job you are applying for?
Say you are actively applying to open positions, tailoring your resume can be a time consuming task if your objective is to apply to the first 10-20 open positions you find. To that point, applying to everything you see can be detrimental to your efforts when utilizing a recruiter. Keep in mind, there is a human processing your candidate profile, and their efforts are to find the best talent for their employers. Christina offers a recommendation that can mitigate time for both the job seeker and recruiter:
“ we absolutely want to see someone tailoring their resume that matches the job description. A good tip for someone who might not want to go through a whole overhaul, is to first make sure that the job you’re applying to is relevant to your experience, recruiters can see if you’re applying to the first jobs that pop up for example. It becomes clear they haven’t really looked into the position they’re applying for. So, a lot of care and detail should go into those applications if you want to have the greatest success. Ultimately you want to make sure that the job description lines up with your skills…”
What is the best resume format that can be read autonomously through recruitment software?
As mentioned above, some positions can receive hundreds of applications. If you haven’t been made aware by now, recruiters utilise software called an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) or what is referred to as resume parsing, which allows the hundreds of resumes to be read and processed, thus creating a candidate profile highlighting the most relevant information to send to an employer. Say you spent endless hours on the most aesthetically pleasing resume to give that ‘wow’ factor, that may have been a solid practice in the past, but ATS systems have difficulty processing these resume formats, thus your candidate profiles could be lacking important information.
“I would recommend against a PDF format. The reason being is that Microsoft Word documents are the most legible and easiest to parse with. The way the ATS works is, someone sends in the application, the ATS picks those keywords from their resume and matches them to the actual job description. Inserting images or a lot of text can make it difficult for recruiters to look up your profile in the future.”
What should NOT be included on your resume?
Some of these you may already know, but let’s be clear, having a resume with only relevant information is your best chance of success. Working as a retail store manager I had received countless resumes from individuals seeking employment. During that time, I had encountered some of the most outrageous and creative resumes from all walks of life. By no means am I a recruitment specialist, but sticking to the basics was a winner for my new hires during that time. Christina offers the perspective of a recruiter for what not to put on your resume:
“Jumping right into things like objectives or hobbies is fine, but we would recommend against it because the longer you make your resume, you can decrease the chances of someone reading the full document. Best practice is to always keep your resume one to two pages with only relevant information. For industry veterans that have lengthy work history, you should only list the most recent and relevant experience.”
Should you include links to your social media?
Social media plays a significant role in the recruitment process for both agencies and hiring managers. LinkedIn has become a major part of what we call this ‘new normal’, with more than 20 million companies listed on the site and 14 million open jobs, it’s no surprise that over 75% of people who recently changed jobs used LinkedIn to inform their career decision. When it comes to social media, Christina offers her recommendations:
“90% of the time, recruiters are looking at your LinkedIn or Twitter. We want to make sure we get a holistic view of the applicant. 40% of our hires last year were candidates we sourced directly from LinkedIn. We have situations where we have candidates that look great on paper, but after we do some investigating. He/she doesn’t actually prove to be the person he/she was saying on paper. It’s a point of validation and puts a face to a name. My recommendation would be to keep your social media profiles clean, descriptive and showcase your accomplishments, especially if you have a public profile.”
This information should offer you some insight into how the employment landscape is changing and what best practices to implement for your job hunt. Who wouldn’t want to save time and effort on what can be an arduous task?
If you would like to learn more about Tundra Technical Solutions, speak to one of their experienced recruiters or to view their available positions in Alberta, check out their website here or message them on their Facebook below.
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