Clients often ask if they should include volunteer work on their resumes and in most cases, the answer is yes! A recent blog entry from LinkedIn gives some compelling reasons to add your volunteer work to your resume,so let's take a look at them, as well as a few others.
You've got only 10 to 30 seconds to make an impression with your resume. Make sure it counts!
1. Target your job: Match your skills to the position you are applying for, highlighting your most important and relevant qualifications.
2. Avoid writing anything negative: Tell them what you DO have, not what you DON'T. Include accomplishments, abilities and strengths. Ask others to give you advice.
Based in Toronto, the Youth Employment Services website offers job search questions and answers as well as résumé and cover letter writing tips and examples.
Job search and resume help, subsidized job placements, apprenticeship information and opportunities, links to education and upgrading, free access to computers, fax and phone. Job Connect services and free public computer access are also available at the Goodwill Donation Centre at 1044 Adelaide St. N., London, ON, N5Y 2N1, telephone 519-433-5895.
ACFO London-Sarnia Employment Resources Centre offers French language job search assistance, résumé writing and workshops. Services available in English and French. 920 Huron St., London, ON, N5Y 4K4, telephone 519-675-3816.
Use this résumé builder from Tradeability.ca to create and save a résumé tailored to the trades and apprenticeship.