Highlights of Qualifications
< Fifty-six percent (56.3%) of respondents of a Ryerson's survey prefer some form of summary statement or a profile over an objective statement >
Education < most recent first, followed by older >
< Professional education (degree, diploma, etc.) >
< Professional development (certificates, training programs attended, etc.) >
< Professional Work Experience >
< Other work experience >
Technical / Technological skills
References available upon request ----------------
a. Exclude from your Canadian resume: nationality, gender, marital status, date of birth and any other personal identification details (including S.I.N. / Passport number, etc.).
b. Use Keywords: Using keywords that describe your skills and qualifications (i.e., customize every time you submit your resume). You might see such keywods in their job ad you are answering and /or on their (companies') websites.
c. Keep your résumé short. Two page resume is max. One page cover-letter. Number your pages, add a page header/footer with name/email.
d. Change it for each job.
e. Proof read. Proof read. Proof read. Proof read. Proof read (each time you read, after a break, you will find some edit/correction/missing keyword).
f. This template is based on many samples, including settlement.org, workpermit.com, Ryerson's Results of the 2010 Canadian Resume & Interview Trends Survey, and many more in Job Search The Canadian Way
For More Information:
- Poss.ca – This is an e-resource--provides toolkits such as, cover letter, job interview tips.
- JobStar Central - Shows how to write a chronological and/or functional résumés.
- Monster.ca Résumé Centre - Tips and suggestions.
- eRésumés Resources - How to deliver your cover letter and résumé electronically.
- Resume Dilemma: I'm Overqualified @ Monster