A resume is your professional life encapsulated. Its purpose is to sell your skills to the prospective employer and to progress to the next stage in the hiring process. There are some key elements to preparing a successful resume.
Keep it clean and simple in formatting.
Maximum of 3 pages
Use bullet points
Use the same font throughout the document
No photos or graphics. There are some creative jobs like UX design where a resume is actually considered part of the portfolio.
It is recommended that you have several people review your document for spelling and grammatical errors. Spell check is not sufficient.
Triple check dates and details.
Rename your resume for each company you submit to.
Use a professional email address. Something like “twistedJohn@…” may not get the best results.
Always include an attention-grabbing cover letter either as an attachment or as the body of the email.
There are some critical elements that need to be addressed in the cover letter:
Why you are interested in this particular job, not just any job.
What drew you in? The type of work, the products, corporate culture?
Highlight any relevant experience, skills or education pertinent to the job opening.
If you are underqualified, acknowledge the fact. Explain why you feel you should be given the interview anyway.
If you are overqualified, explain why you want the job that may seem less than you can handle.
Add any reasons you might be a good fit for the company.
There are some immediate responses that are developed when a potential employer reads your resume. Here are some things to be on the lookout for.
Using the correct tense; past tense versus present tense.
Formality is important; too casual and you will not be taken seriously.
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Companies like CorGTA exist to make sure that corporations that are the bloodline of the Canadian economy get qualified workers. Different from many other recruitment agencies, even the most reputable and well-known, big and mid-size names in Toronto, at CorGTA you feel respected and valued right from the first interaction. Recruiters are charismatic and by this I don't mean that they are friendly or polite. They actually inspire trust and provide encouragement for one to overcome roadblocks and perform your best at work, while also helping advance your career. Toronto would be a much better marketplace if there were more companies like CorGTA out there connecting employers with employees. I have no impediments in recommending CorGTA and the entire team to help anyone working as technical or executive staff to find their next corporate job in Toronto.
- Senior IT Project Manager
CorGTA is an amazing company to work for. The team leaders genuinely care about your professional development and your success. Management is down-to-earth and very approachable, no matter what your issue is. Everyone is extremely hard working and passionate about what they do.
- Current Team Member
CorGTA helped me to get a job in a new place like Canada. I came to know about them via LinkedIn and I contacted a recruiter from this company. They were very helpful and very responsive. They put all their efforts to find me a great suitable job according to my technical skills. Even the manager and director of this company are very responsive and helpful. I am really grateful to them and recommend them to everyone who is struggling to get a job initially in Canada.
- New Canadian PR Holder
CorGTA are some of the most ethical and professional individuals I have worked with on the vendor side of the recruitment industry. They have helped our company on two different projects within the IT space and were able to deliver exceptional quality in terms of candidates which resulted in 12 IT professionals hires in a very competitive market. They have a very good understanding of technology and stay very current within the market. Compliance with company policies is paramount for them so you can trust them to speak with hiring managers and HR teams with full transparency. If you are looking for some help with your IT recruitment needs and looking for someone that can deliver and you can trust I would suggest you give them a call!
- Director of Recruitment, Software Development Company