Format of resumé file:
We prefer that resumés be submitted in Microsoft Word Document (.doc or .docx) format because it loads quickly and is easy to read, which makes finding possible candidates the ideal job fast and simple.
Your resumé should include:
I Contact Information:
- Full Name
- City, Province, Postal Code
- Home Phone Number
- Mobile and/or Work Number
- Email Address
i) Make clear what you want to achieve or accomplish.
III Personal History:
- Experience Summary
i) Summarize your resumé.
ii) This is simply a condensed version of your job experience.
iii) You may include the number of years experience from significant positions you had.
i) College and/or University.
ii) May include training courses.
iii) Place your most recent education at the top of the list.
- Professional Memberships/Affiliations
- Employment History
i) Must include:
a – Company’s name and Location of work(ex. Edmonton, Alberta)
b – Job title
c – Dates of employment (ex. 2000 – Present)
d – Duties/Responsibilities/Projects worked on
- Include a list of 3 or 4 work-related references.
- Include the following information for each reference:
i) Full name and Company
iii) Contact phone number and Email
Your resumé should NOT include:
- Opinions on your own skills.
- Personal interests (unless they pertain to the jobs you apply for)
- Personal information (ex. marital status, religion)
Though some of the following devices may add to the effect of your resumé’s appearance, please do not incorporate them in the resumé that you have done in Microsoft Word.
- Graphic Images
- Text Boxes
- Password Protected Documents
Additional useful advice:
I Appearance is Everything
- Check for spelling/grammar errors.
i) Use the spell-check feature on your computer.
ii) Have someone else review your resumé.
iii) Reread the resume for missing words
II True or False
- Do not create false information on your resumé.
- Employers may verify your information and deception will not get you the job.
III Do Not Make Excuses
- Do not include reasons that you are no longer workingat a job.
i) Phrases like, “Needed to make more money” or “Boss did not know what he was doing,” do not belong on a resumé.
IV No Extra Information
- Do not include information such as:
ii) Letters of recommendation
- Exception: If you are asked to bring those specifics with you to an interview.
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