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Global Resumes & Cover Letters: Canada

AUTHOR: Darlene Zambruski
POSTED: November 5, 2008 at 8:10 am


Resume Guidelines

Education (include):

1. Extracurricular activities

Professional Experience:

1. Employment dates should be years only (i.e. 1999-2003) not months/years
2. Explain gaps in employment
3. Explain reason for part-time rather than full-time employment

Special Skills (include):

1. Language Skills
2. Computer Skills

Volunteer Experience:

1. Include if there is any


1. Include to give employer idea of what you do outside of work


Qualifications Summary (or Profile), Professional Experience, Education, Professional
Affiliations, Hobbies/Interests (in that order)

Length: No longer than three pages

Cover Letter Guidelines

Content (include):

1. Position you’re applying for and why
2. Skills, experience, abilities that will be valuable to targeted company
3. If you are unemployed at present

Length: No more than one page

  • Stranger

    Thanks for sharing such a nice article

Darlene Z.

Darlene Zambruski is a resume writing expert and CPRW (Certified Professional Resume Writer) with more than 13 years of industry experience. She has authored 10,000+ resumes in every industry and at every career level.

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