Resume Writing Advice

Looking to have a resumé that stands out from the other candidates? Review the tips below in order to have a resumé that meets the employer’s expectations and showcases your skills and experiences.

Before even thinking about writing or editing your resumé, ask yourself the following questions:

  • What are your career goals?
  • What are your experiences?

By pondering on those questions, you will be able to determine which type of resumé best suits your situation from the templates below.

Resumé Templates

Chronological Resumé

  • Useful to highlight a specific experience that you deem relevant
  • Contains a section describing your experiences in reverse chronological order
  • You can add other experiences under a volunteer section or other experiences.

Skill-Based Resumé

  • If you have little to no experience, this type of resume lets you elaborate on your skills
  • If you have gaps in your employment

*Skill-based resume focuses on transferable skills such as organizational, communication, researching etc.

Combined Resumé

  • If you have developed skills in other areas than work experience (education, volunteering, extra-curricular activities)
  • You can list the skills you acquired from your work and extra-curricular experiences


If your resume is already written and you want to make sure it will meet the employer’s expectations, take a look at this resume checklist.


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