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How to Write a Resumé

Find out how to get your resumé ready for your work search. Track your progress as you work on your resumé.

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Start with a master resumé that lists everything you’ve ever done.

Then, for every job you apply to, pick the achievements and experiences that are most relevant to that specific job. Edit your resumé so it contains keywords from the job posting and power words to get an employer’s attention. You’ll be well on your way to sending a resumé that sets you apart from other candidates.

How to Write a Resumé
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A master resumé is a document that gathers all your skills, accomplishments, experience and training in one place making your future work search activities faster and easier.
Build your master resumé with this online template that guides you through everything you need to capture your work history.
Discover a few key tips for writing a resumé that get you an interview, like how to use action words and how long your resumé should be.
A good resumé calls attention to the skills and achievements that best fit the job you’re applying for. A well-written resumé can get you an interview.
Power words are the specific, descriptive words you use to tell employers about your skills and accomplishments. Power words will help your application form, resumé and job interview stand out.
Easily build a professional-looking resumé that showcases your goals and qualifications with this Resumé Builder from the Government of Canada. Requires a free account.
Use these checklists to make sure your resumé includes all your relevant information and presents your information clearly and professionally.
You’ve completed your resumé and cover letter. Now it’s time to decide how to send them to the employer.
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