How to Write a Resume

  Overview / Key Components;
  • Use a template which is a commonly used “framework” designed to help you fill in your personalized information.
  • Profile of yourself – full name – address – phone and email address
  • List your Goal – Resumes start out with an objective statement from the Candidate stating what they want to do and specify the position they want.
  • State your Academic Achievements, start with high school and then any other non-school achievements, ie. language school, cooking or baby sitting courses or anything else you attended while in high school which creates a skill you can market yourself with.
  • Create a “brag” list of your activities and awards section to list everything you have attended which is either a sports, academic or a community or public service value. Participate in your local school’s “Random acts of kindness” day and list that as an activity performed for example. Volunteer at school for lunch hour monitor or after school activity organizer roles.
Skills and Experience; Look for more skills to enhance your marketable skills section. Apply the outcomes and experiences of your education to create “action statements” about things you have done. Ie. Led a group of classmates in a group PowerPoint presentation, as a speaker. Volunteer Experience & Work Experience Section; This volunteer section is a welcome and pleasing to employers when considering Youth workers who do not necessarily have formal job experience. Build your resume with adding Volunteer Experience and Work Experience Roles. For example, participate in your local Scout’s or Guides Chapters and be part of Scouts chocolate almond fundraiser or Girl Guide cookie fundraiser campaigns. Apply those experiences as part of your volunteer section. Consider and pursue Volunteer Experience Roles and Work Experience Roles posted on YouthjobsCanada. Apply for those roles with your resume. Take the experience you are learning from and post this experience on your resume in this Volunteer Experience and Work Experience Section. Links and Resume Resources

Resume and Cover Letter Templates