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Resume Formatting . Parts of a Resume. Heading (personal information) Career Objective Education Work Experience Volunteering Other Achievements References. Header. Name Address City, Province Phone # Email. Inappropriate Information. Age Height Weight Social Insurance Number

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Parts of a resume
Parts of a Resume

  • Heading (personal information)

  • Career Objective

  • Education

  • Work Experience

  • Volunteering

  • Other Achievements

  • References


Header
Header

Name

Address

City, Province

Phone #

Email


Inappropriate information
Inappropriate Information

  • Age

  • Height

  • Weight

  • Social Insurance Number

  • State of health

  • Marital status

  • Citizenship

  • Religion


Career Objective

A career objective must:

  • Highlight that you are a qualified candidate

  • Emphasize the contribution that you can make to the organization

  • Entice the employer to read the rest of your application


Education
Education

  • In reverse chronological order

  • Don’t abbreviate

  • If you have gone to more than one school include that

  • You can include your grades (ie. Hounours) if you think it will help you (you do not have to though)


Look at the formatting
Look at the formatting

  • Bolded Heading, Date and description

  • Tabbed to align perfectly

  • Throughout your resume tour indents will line up


Work experience
Work Experience

  • Employers are not expecting you to have tons of work experience they are expecting for this to be your first job

  • Think about what you have done that could be considered work, babysitting, yard work…

  • List your duties and responsibilities of the job, think of what an employer would like to hear

  • Babysitting… what could we put?


Work experience example
Work Experience Example

  • My formatting is the same from one section to the next

  • Very Important to make your resume look professional


Volunteering other achievements
Volunteering + Other Achievements

  • Keep the formatting the same as with Education and Work Experience

  • Give each of these their own section

  • Other Achievements could be called something else (skills, certifications, awards)


References
References

  • Between 3-5

  • Make sure you ask them first

  • They should be people that have seen you work or would be a good character reference

  • If someone has seen you work but you don’t think they will give you a good reference… DON’T USE THEM!


Reference example
Reference Example

Mike Anthony

Restaurant Manager

Burger World, North Bay

705-452-4383


Formatting
Formatting

  • Consider the following important points:

    • Layout

    • Margins: 1” x 1”

    • Consistency with format

    • Paper quality and colour

    • Excellent print quality (single-sided)

    • Font and size

    • Length of resumé (2 pages) cover letter 1, references 1

    • Use bullets (not *, , -)


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