A good résumé is your introduction to prospective employers.
Part of the services at SkillsConnect is help with preparing a résumé that will get you in the door for interviews.
Make a list to take with you when you meet with your employment counsellor. As well as including your training and work history, make a note of the things that will steer your job search in the right direction.
A few things you can think about to help you are:
- What are my career goals?
- What are my transferable skills? Transferable skills are those you’ve gathered through various jobs, volunteer work, hobbies, sports, or other life experiences that can be used in your next job or new career. Once you have identified your skills, look for ways that they might transfer to other jobs.
- What international qualifications do I have that I want recognized in Canada?
- What languages do I speak?
- Have I any Canadian volunteering experience? (Many employers consider volunteering as part of work experience.)
- What are my skills? Think of words like good communicator, organized, fast learner, good mechanical aptitude.
“The friendly staff at Skills Connect assisted me in securing employment by changing my résumé into North American format and providing possible employment sources to whom I submitted my résumé. Consequently I received a couple of interviews and was able to secure employment. Skills Connect also provided the necessary information where I needed to register as a professional in B.C.”
— Skills Connect Program Participant – Andre