You can use a resume to showcase your skills, education, and work experience to potential employers. A well-written resume can make a big difference in getting noticed by hiring managers and securing job interviews. To create an effective resume, several key elements should be included.
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Here are some important things you should include on your resume.
The top of your resume should include your full name, phone number, email address, and location. You may include your LinkedIn profile (if you have one), but ensure the links are functional and up-to-date.
The summary is a brief section that highlights your career goals, relevant skills, and qualifications. It allows you to summarize what you’re looking for and what you bring to the table.
List your work experience, starting with your most recent job. Include the company’s name, job title, employment dates, and key responsibilities in each role. If you have a lot of work experience and don’t want to include it all, include the most relevant experience for the job you’re applying for.
If you don’t have any employment experience yet, you can include volunteer experience here. We will touch on that further in this article.
This section should include your highest level of education, the name of the institution or school, and the year you graduate. If you have relevant coursework, like any training programs completed with EmployAbilities, you can include that here too. In addition, you can include any certifications you have received. For example, if you received WHMIS certification or Standard First Aid, you can include that on your resume.