Is your resume attracting attention? Get noticed!
Your resume is a representation of you on paper. The information you choose to include, the words you use, and how you express yourself in writing are all critical.
Quick tips for creating your resume:
- have a job/career goal in mind when writing your resume
- keep your information relevant to the job/employer you are applying to
- highlight your accomplishments as opposed to general job duties
- have it proofread, and review it for spelling/grammatical errors
I need help with my resume!
Do not fear. There are many great resources and services to help you with your resume.
- Go through the Basics of Resume Writing online workshop. This will help you decide on a format, understand what you should include, and how to make your skills and accomplishments stand out.
- Make updates to your resume after completing the workshop
- Visit the Career Resource Centre in the Learning Commons and look through resume writing books such as:
- Resume Magic, by Susan Britton Whitcomb
- 100+ Best Canadian Resumes, by Sharon Graham
- Knock ‘Em Dead Resumes, by Martin Yate
- Have your resume reviewed by a career assistant in the Career Resource Centre and look at different resume samples.