Build the Career You Want Blog is a content collaboration between DIVERSEcity employment specialists and the Get in the Know project to help skilled immigrants with their employment questions. Get job search tips and labour market information to help you build your career!


Blog #1: How to get your resumé noticed by a Canadian employer

By Shivani Arora and Don Duthie, Employment Specialists, DIVERSEcity Employment Programs

Resumés are one of the most important tools in landing a job. But, how do you build a resumé that will get you noticed by an employer?

Did you know that employers can sometimes receive more than 1,000 resumés for a job posting? That’s a lot of applications to review! With this put in perspective, a typical employer takes only a mere seven seconds to decide if you’re the right fit for a job.

So, if you are not hearing back from employers, don’t feel discouraged. We can help. Read on for three resumé writing strategies to build a resumé that will get you noticed by employers!

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Blog #2: How to create a Canadian-style resumé

By Shivani Arora and Don Duthie, Employment Specialists, DIVERSEcity Employment Programs

One of the first steps in getting a job in Canada is knowing how to write a resumé in the Canadian style. The curriculum vitae style you used in your home country may be different than what is expected in the Canadian job market.

Let’s go through the essential components of a resumé and identify the type of resumé that works best for your career in Canada.

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