Resume FAQ’s

Composition of your resume – What to include?

By Melanie Ferreira

Whether you are starting your Canadian job searching journey or are looking to change careers,  your resume is the most important document that needs constant updating.

When it comes to crafting the perfect CV or resume, there’s a basic framework of composition and design elements that needs to be included in your resume:

  • Personal and Contact Information
  • Position Title
  • Profile and Personal Summary
  • Relevant Experience
  • Education
  • Hobbies
  • References

In this video Melanie discusses two of the factors that need to be included in the resume:

Personal Information

  • What to include
  • What to leave out in the first section of your resume

Position Title

  • The job title is critical to the job search and needs to match. We look at how to do this and remember, the ATS will also look for keywords included in your position title for the job you apply for.
  • Your previous titles and if that should be included.

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Did these points raise even more questions? Let’s help you get more answers – reach out to us to chat!
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If you are new to Canada or need to refresh your resume to meet local expectations, Dezines can assist.  Getting your resume ‘Canada ready’ is more intensive than a simple re-edit or adding recent achievements.  The resume writing process is part science and part art, a complex tapestry of skills, achievements and compelling narrative which illustrates outcomes achieved due to your involvement. Having the correct resume format is essential, but don’t forget that keywords, tone, flow and substance are equally important.

If it all sounds a bit overwhelming and you’re not sure where to start, we’re here to help. 

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