Job Searching in Canada: Skills and Tips (加国求职技巧及要诀)
It is not an easy task for both local and international students to find an ideal job in Vancouver. Aside from English fluency, volunteer experience, and good networking, a tailored resume, cover letter, and professional interview skills are also essential to job hunting. In this article, we will discuss skills and tips relating to resumes & CVs.
A resume is a document which portrays an individual’s experiences and strengths. It is usually two pages in length. A well-written resume can greatly increase the chance of an interview. Even if you have just graduated and lack work experience, do not be discouraged. To make a good resume to promote yourself, there are many places you may need to pay attention to. Here are some of the highlights:
Cover Letter (求职信)
A cover letter introduces an individual’s job application. The purpose of a cover letter is to convince employers to accept the application and/or to schedule an interview with the job applicant. Not only is a well-written resume important to get you an interview, a good cover letter is equally important. The cover letter is a good opportunity to showcase your relevant qualifications and strengths. It can attract the employer to select you for an interview. Here are some tips for writing a cover letter:
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