This document is intended to provide applicants, who have little or no experience in writing résumés, with some tips to help you prepare a résumé to include with your application to University Canada West. The résumé is a detailed chronological account of your education background, work experience, and other related experience. There are many résumé templates and samples available on the internet. This is only one sample résumé format. Choose the format that best meets your needs and fits your specific background.
SECTION 1: PERSONAL CONTACT INFORMATION
The purpose of this section is to identify who you are and how people can contact you. Make sure you include your full name, address, phone number(s), and email address.
SECTION 2: EDUCATION
This is the section where you outline all of your education achievements. • List all the post-secondary schools that you have attended. Indicate all credentials earned, including degree(s), diploma(s) and/or certificate(s). o List the dates you attended each post-secondary school, and the year your credential was conferred. o If your education was completed outside of Canada, include the city and country in which the school is located. • List your high school graduation (or equivalent). Include the city, country and date of graduation.
SECTION 3: COURSES & SEMINARS
In this section, you can list the details of other training, courses or seminars that you have completed.
SECTION 4: WORK EXPERIENCE (IN REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER)
Include all your work experience, including the company name, position title, primary responsibilities, major accomplishments, and the dates of employment. • If you are currently employed, list your ending date with the company as “present”. o 2010 – 2012: Implies you are no longer employed with the company o 2010 – Present: Implies you are currently employed with the company • Provide specific examples of your achievements. o BEFORE: I am a good communicator. o AFTER: I...
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