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Resources to help jobseekers brush up on their resume skills

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From blogs to tip sheets to courses, there are endless online resources to help jobseekers – and career professionals – stay up to date on the latest resume advice. These resources offer a place to start.

How to Write a Resume? The 2019 Guide for Beginners

This Hiration guide includes tips on writing and organizing resumes, explains what to exclude and answers questions such as “why and when do you need a resume?”

More resume advice is available on the Hiration blog, with profession-specific resume guides and articles about resume formatting.

Career Professionals of Canada (CPC)

CPC offers a Certified Résumé Strategist course for career development practitioners. CDPs who sign up will receive a 150-page guide to prepare for certification.

Looking for something you can share with clients? CPC’s 10 Tips to Sharpen Your Résumé Writing article offers practical advice for jobseekers and career professionals.

Although it is currently out of stock, CPC also has a book titled Best Canadian Resumes: 150+ Best Canadian-Format Resumes that offers resume samples for Canadian jobs and industries. Watch out for an updated edition coming later in 2019.

100 Top Resume Tips

This guide from Career Impressions – run by Master Certified Resume Strategist (MCRS) Adrienne Tom – contains 100 crowd-sourced tips from social media. You can also find useful advice on the Career Impressions blog.

Case Study: Mastering the Stay-at-Home Parent Resume

In this article from CERIC’s Careering magazine, Natalie MacLellan shares the story of working with a client to overcome her employment gaps and lack of confidence for a successful return to the workforce after raising children.

Kamara Toffolo (LinkedIn)

Resume writer and job search strategist Kamara Toffolo is a good LinkedIn follow for resume advice. She publishes weekly videos on topics such as 10 reasons your resume is boring, navigating ageism when writing a resume and common formatting mistakes. Her recent article on Jobscan, “You Don’t Need Numbers to Show Accomplishments on Your Resume,” is also worth a read.

Career Stories

Kerri Twigg blogs about blog search strategy at Career Stories, with recent articles including “Your interview issue is a resume issue” and “Your resume should be cruddly.”

Career Stories also offers its ResuMay Workshops on demand. These classes aim to help jobseekers learn how to write a better resume and land ideal work.

Infographic: The Top 10 Resume Mistakes Costing You the Job

This infographic is intended to help jobseekers who fear making a common mistake on their resume. Its creator, Jessica Hernandez, also regularly shares advice on LinkedIn, with posts such as “12 Resume Writing Tips for 2019” and “Ten Executive Resume Writing Tips to Help You Succeed in 2019.”

Additional reading

Did we miss something? Leave a comment below or send us a note at careerwise@ceric.ca if you have information that can help make our article even better.

Lindsay Purchase Administrator
Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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Lindsay Purchase Administrator
Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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