Module 03: Job Search

3.5 Resume

Your resume is one of your most important self-marketing tools. It’s typically your first point of contact with potential employers and it’s the main document interviewers refer to when comparing candidates. A strong resume presents your skills and experience in a manner that demonstrates that you’re the best fit for the job. The following sections will provide you with detailed information you’ll need to create a resume that’s appropriate for your unique situation.


Take a look at the sample resumes for all programs on HireCentennial and find a format that works for you.

Resume Do’s and Don’ts

  • Do proofread your resume
  • Do ensure you use a professional email address and voicemail message
  • Do customize your resume for each position
  • Do include relevant unpaid experience
  • Do include relevant international experience
  • Do quantify your achievements
  • Do be consistent with your formatting and verb tenses
  • Do make an appointment with an employment advisor to assist you with your resume
  • Don’t make your resume longer than two pages
  • Don’t lie on your resume
  • Don’t clutter your resume with too much text
  • Don’t include a lot of vague statements
  • Don’t include personal information such as your photo, birth date, marital status, or religious beliefs

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Administrative Assistant


  • 2+ years of experience in office administration
  • Certificate in office administration
  • Excellent administrative skills including typing, data entry and formatting documents
  • Experience preparing and proofreading contracts
  • Strong computer skills including Windows, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Adobe
  • Strong communication and customer service skills
  • Proven ability to perform well under tight deadlines


Office Administration Certificate, 2022
Centennial College, Toronto, ON

  • Relevant courses included: Word Processing; Document Production; Office Procedures; Computer Applications; Transcription.


Administrative Assistant – Jan 2022 – Present

New Planet Environmental Services: Toronto, ON.

  • Organize and maintain customer files
  • Prepare letters and other customer correspondence
  • Draft documents including customer contracts
  • Responsible for document control of several customer forms
  • Arrange trade shows, meetings and conferences
  • Research and report market industry news and technology

Receptionist – Jan 2020-Dec 2021
New You Fashion: Toronto, ON

  • Professionally answered telephone enquiries
  • Identified client needs and resolved issues
  • Accurately maintained client information database
  • Prepared professional documents and correspondence in MS Word and Excel
  • Scheduled appointments and meetings and prepared appropriate materials
  • Interacted with all levels of staff and management


Volunteer – Feb-May 2021
Career Services & Co-operative Education, Centennial College: Toronto, ON

  • Assisted with Career Week 2015 registrations and set up event venues
  • Promoted Career Week events to students, helped with registration and greeted employers

GCELES (Global Citizenship & Equity Learning Experience) – Jan 2021
Centennial College: Toronto, ON

  • Participated in Social Enterprise Project in the Dominican Republic
  • Developed leadership skills through a 12-day learning project that prepared students to be leaders of positive social change

Leadership Passport – June 2020
Centennial College: Toronto, ON

  • Completed a co-curricular program that focuses on student leadership development through theoretical and practical learning that encompasses volunteerism, international educational experience, and service learning

For an accessible version of the Sample Resume, please click the link below.

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Resume Template

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Sample Resume – Business


Sample Resume – Computer / Network Technician



Sample Resume – Practical Nursing



Sample Resume – Info Graphic Resume



For more sample resumes, visit HireCentennial to check the sample resume for your program.


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