One resume does not fit all scenarios and this is particularly true if you are writing a resume to meet the admission requirements for university in Canada or elsewhere. A resume that you will write for admission is not the same as the one that you will present for employment.
So what kind of resume should you write if you want to study in Canada? This may vary depending on the university or department so it is important to check out the department’s requirements before submitting your resume to the respective university or department.
If there is no specific format asked for, then the following format is an acceptable order/format for studying at a university in Canada:
- Name, address, phone number and email should be at the top, right hand side above a horizontal line
- Objective should come under the horizontal line, but make sure that it majors in academic goals with a minor in employment goals, followed by another horizontal line
The order of headings should be as follows:
- Education, listed from last taken to earliest taken; do not include high school if you are applying for graduate studies, just your post-secondary education
- Research projects, activities which would include academic/scientific conferences, etc.
- Awards – scholarships, etc.
- Publications, if any
- Related work experience
- Research interest areas and goals
- Other relevant experiences, etc.
- References – 2 out of 3 should be academic referees
If you follow this format you are sure to catch the admissions departments’ eye. They are keenly interested in your research abilities and interests so you want to make sure you emphasise what is important to them.
If you are planning on studying in Canada at the graduate level and you are still not too sure what your resume should be like, you might want to avail the editing services of a company that understands Canadian educational resume requirements, contact Alberta Rose Education Centre in DHA, Lahore.
A top-notch academic resume might just be the catalyst that lands you that graduate position at a university in Canada. Then with the confirmation of admission letter in hand, you can confidently apply for your Canada study permit.