Format Guidelines ? FONT: NAME @ 14 TO 24, HEADINGS @ 12 OR 14, CONTACT INFO AND GENERAL TEXT @ 11 OR 12 ? One or two pages (no more! ) on 8 ? x 11 paper.
When e-mailing, unless otherwise specified, use . rtf (in Word) or . txt (Notepad) Name & Contact Information ? ADDRESS (PERMANENT AND/OR CURRENT) ? Telephone (home and/or cell) ? E-mail Address – be sure to use an appropriate address (i. e.
not an unprofessional sounding nickname) Career Objective (Optional – only include when you have a specific objective or interest) ? EMPHASIZE FUNCTIONAL AREAS IN WHICH YOU SEEK EMPLOYMENT AND GENERAL LEVEL OF POSITION YOU WANT ?Short and long term objectives may be included ? Be sure to tailor your objective to each position you apply for Education ? IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY A FULL TIME STUDENT OR RECENT GRADUATE, THIS SECTION SHOULD COME AT OR NEAR THE TOP ? Institution(s) where you studied, city and province (i. e. ON) ? Degrees, diplomas, professional certification ? Concentration: including major and career related subjects ? Scholarships or awards (include dates) – select the most appropriate awards Employment Experience/Related Experience ? PROCEED IN REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER (START WITH THE MOST RECENT) ?List job titles, company name, city, province and dates (months or years, not specific dates) of employment ? Indicate level of responsibility and describe duties highlighting accomplishments ? Use action verbs to stress extraordinary accomplishments and skills ? Description MUST be in a bulleted format Volunteer Experience or Community Involvement ? AN IMPORTANT SECTION, ESPECIALLY FOR STUDENTS WHO LACK CAREER-RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE ? Volunteer experiences should be formatted in the same style as work experiences ?Employers look at this section to discern your “Star Quality” (i. e.
leadership, initiative, energy) ? Indicate duties performed, level of responsibility, accomplishments, and skills gained Related Skills ? LIST SPECIFIC SKILLS – COMPUTER, LANGUAGES (INDICATE LEVEL OF SKILL), RESEARCH, TECHNICAL AND REPORT WRITING ? Include health & safety training (CPR, First Aid and WHMIS) Interests/Activities/Accomplishments/Extra-Curricular Activities ? INDICATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES ? List additional training and workshops or conferences attended ?Indicate affiliations and memberships in clubs, societies, and career related associations ? If appropriate, consider listing additional activities you are committed to. Not hobbies, but activities that may be a conversation piece in the interview or show high level of commitment and involvement (e. g. organized sports, performance musician, scuba-diving, etc. ) References Available Upon Request ? RESERVE REFERENCES UNTIL THE INTERVIEW PROCESS (UNLESS THE JOB DESCRIPTION ASKS FOR REFERENCES) ? NOTE: Be prepared to provide 3-5 employment, academic, and/or personal references