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Alberta Supports Contact Centre

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Look for Work

“How do I write a resumé?”


A tailored, targeted, well-formatted resumé is an important tool for finding a job.

Alis has a wealth of resources to help you create a winning resumé:

  • You’ll need to build a master resumé to get started. This is a document that lists all your skills, accomplishments, work experience, life experience, volunteer work, and training. Having this information in one place makes it easy to create a customized resumé for a specific job. You can use a template to keep things organized.
  • When you’re ready to apply for work, decide what type of resumé best suits your situation. For example, a functional resumé that highlights what you can do is a good choice if you don’t have much work experience. A chronological resumé that focuses on your work history is a good choice if you have lots of experience.
  • Write a great resumé by using strong action words. Be honest, concise, and specific about your accomplishments. Make sure your resumé looks professional. And be sure to proofread carefully! A sloppy mistake could cost you an interview.
  • Avoid making common mistakes like using buzzwords, listing references, or disclosing personal information like your age, marital status, or Social Insurance Number.

Don’t forget that an effective resumé is accompanied by an effective cover letter

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If you require immediate assistance, please call the Alberta Supports Contact Centre at 1-877-644-9992.

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