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Stand Out With Your Resume

Posted by: Gavin Au-Yeung Date: October 25, 2021 Category: Blog

For many job seekers, a resume is an essential tool that highlights one’s previous experiences. Newcomers to Canada can strategically use their resumes to showcase their previous experience that will attract potential employers. In a recent Career Loans webinar, Hanif Hemani, Managing Director at Express Employment Professionals, talked about how newcomers can build “traction” to their resumes and get noticed by employers.

Keep reading to learn more about how newcomers can build tractions on their resumes. Afterwards, you can watch Hanif’s entire webinar, Understanding New Labour Realities, on-demand by clicking here.

Talk About “Who You Are”

Most people use their resumes to talk about their past experiences and what they have done. However, adding content on your resume that explains “who you are” will allow you to stand out amongst the thousands of other resumes. In other words, try including information about your philosophies and how you approach work. If your principles and philosophies match the hiring organization’s wants, they will be more likely to contact you.

Talk about your commitments and beliefs. For example:

  • I believe in setting a high bar for myself
  • I’m committed to continuous learning

How Can You Help the Hiring Organization?

Your resume should answer the question of how you can be helpful to the hiring organization. Research the company you are applying for and consider how you can bring value. When you identify the needs of the company, you can structure your resume to fully show your value. Use examples of your previous accomplishments and roles to demonstrate your value. The main point is to describe how your experience is relevant to your desired position. For example, some ways to mention your previous successes you can include:

  • Generating revenue
  • Improving brand awareness
  • Attracting customers or clients
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Cost reduction

Local employers might not be familiar with the context of your home country. Therefore, it is best to use numbers to create context. For example, you can use concrete numbers, dollar amounts, and percentages. Numbers are effective because they are a universal language that will help showcase your abilities.

Looking for More Advice?

Skilled newcomers in Alberta and Saskatchewan can receive free career support from the experts at Career Loans. Eligible newcomers can access career counselling and develop strategies to return to their desired careers. In addition, newcomers can access an optional micro loan of up to $15,000.

Schedule your free counselling session by registering today!

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