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You need a Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume is required to apply for any job with us, in addition to Video Resume (where applicable). Proper formatting makes your CV scannable by ATS bots and easy to read for human recruiters and/or partner employers. In short, it makes all the difference between the hiring manager reading your CV in full or never seeing it in the first place.



A standard format of a CV for a job should include the following sections:

• Contact Information

• Personal Statement

• Professional Experience

• Academic History

• Key Skills and Qualifications

• Industry Awards

• Professional Certifications

• Publications

• Professional Affiliations

• Conferences Attended

• Additional Training



1. Contact Information

• Full name

• Professional title : Your current Job Title if you're currently employed

• Email address

• Phone number

• LinkedIn profile : Optional, but helpful if included.

• Home address : Not your house number. Location will do.


2. Personal Statement (Summary or Objective)

A CV personal statement is a brief (100 words tops), snappy paragraph at the top of your CV that provides an overview of your qualifications and skills. It works as a “trailer” for the rest of your CV. Fill it with keywords relevant to the job opening and explain why you’re the perfect candidate.

If you have years of relevant experience, write your personal statement as a CV summary: highlight your best professional achievements.

Not much experience yet? Go for a CV objective: summarise what skills you’ve mastered so far and how well you’d fit in.

Whichever one is right for you, don’t focus it solely on what you want out of the job. Instead, emphasize what you have to offer. For instance:

Dependable licensed Registered Nurse trained to work in high-stress environments and stay calm under pressure. Seeking to leverage meticulous record-keeping and analytical skills to help St Joseph's Hospital with your upcoming challenges.


3. Professional Experience

• Start with your current or most recent job.

• Below, list your previous jobs chronologically descending.

• List: your job title, the name of the company, dates worked.

• Below each entry, add up to 5 bullet points explaining your responsibilities and achievements.

• Quantify whenever possible. Numbers work magic.


4. Academic History

If you’ve got any post-secondary education, limit your CV education section to just that. Don’t mention your high school, unless it’s your highest degree of education. Format your CV education section the following way:

• Graduation year (if you’re still studying, enter your expected graduation date)

• Degree

• Institution name

• Sub-honours (if applicable)


Don’t have a wealth of job experience? Place your education section above your work history and mention the coursework you’ve completed, as well as extracurricular academic achievements.


5. Skills

Here’s how to list skills on a CV step by step:

• Start with a spreadsheet with a master list of all the professional skills you’ve developed.

• Read the job ad carefully and look for skill-related keywords.

• Those skills from your list that match the job description go on your CV.

• Instead of just listing skills in a separate skills section, mention them in your CV personal statement and in the work history section.


6. Other Sections

If you’ve participated in any activities relevant to your career that don’t fit into any of the above sections, list them in extra sections of your CV. Some CV examples of such sections include:

• Industry awards

• Professional certifications

• Publications

• Professional affiliations

• Conferences attended

• Additional training

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