"Resurgent BlackBerry hiring 350 engineers"

So declares an article in Saturday's Waterloo Region Record! A BlackBerry user, I just knew that the company would recreate itself and rise from the ashes. It's good news for those of us who use the BB, and great news for Waterloo Region as well.

Along with the soon-to-be filled engineering positions, CEO John Chen said "We have a lot of openings right now."

The engineering positions seem to be focused on co-op and new grads, but I would venture to say that other engineers who fit the BB model will be considered. Prove your value and you've got a chance.

And the other positions are in "a lot of places," says Chen, "enterprise sales, software people." I bet there are a few admin positions and other supportive roles.

So, how's your resume looking? Is it top notch to compete with the other top applicants? BB is focused on growth and innovation; it isn't looking for slackers and run-of-the-mill applicants. Does your resume convey energy, quality, productivity?

If you're feeling like your resume murmurs "mediocre" rather than passionately proclaims "top-notch candidate," consider hiring a professional to kick that document up a few notches. New Leaf is available to support your bid, and knows how to take a resume from mediocrity to excellence.