- Plan your career
- Discover who I am
- Learn about your personality, interests, values, skills, and abilities; start to define your career goals; and begin to shortlist your options
- Explore my options
- Learn how to conduct occupational research, options for studying and working, and trends in the world of work
- Choose my direction
- Learn how to evaluate your options, make a decision, and take action
- Achieve my goals
- Learn how to define and reach your goals through goal setting exercises, work and volunteer opportunities, extracurricular involvement, networking, and professional development activities.
- Join the workforce
- Learn how to write a resume, develop your interview skills, network like a pro, and find the hidden (and not-so-hidden) job market
- Continue to develop
- Learn about re-careering, relocating, leaving a job, losing a job, and professional development
- Home page
- Go to the Plan My Career home page
Your resumé is an important marketing tool that advertises the experience, education, skills and accomplishments you offer to potential employers. It is designed to demonstrate to potential employers that you would be a valuable member of their organization. Your resumé should present information in a manner and sequence that best connects your background with the requirements of the position for which you are applying.
The resumé is not your biography! Instead, it is a brief summary of your skills, knowledge and relevant experience. It is crucial that you ensure that your resume’s form, content and appearance represent you to your best advantage.
Your resume should:
- Have eye appeal (well organized and easy to read)
- Highlight strengths and accomplishments
- Be logically displayed for a 30-second review (concise)
The Student Employment & Career Centre (SECC) houses a wide variety of online and in-house resources to help you with your resume preparation. With technology continuing to change the way employers search for candidates, you may require several versions of your resume—those for computers to read and scan in addition to a version for people to read. Regardless, your resume should specifically target each type of job/position/industry you are seeking. Resumés that are general or generic result in far fewer interviews.
Whether you are writing your resumé for the first time or revising you resumé, consider following the step by step guide.