3 Tips For Crafting Your Next Resume

April 13, 2022

A resume is important for any hiring process as it helps get your foot in the door for the position you’re applying for. Resumes also give the person hiring a look at what your qualifications are, experience, and a glimpse of who you are as a person. 

Here are three tips for you to apply to your resume from your friends at the Winnipeg Transition Centre.

Want to gain tips and techniques in resume building? Then the upcoming Virtual Resume Development Coach Workshop is for you!

Build For A Specific Job

Include highlighted skills and experience based on what the employer is looking for, not just sending in a general resume for each job you apply for. For example, if they are looking for someone who has experience working with Microsoft Word, include your experience and skills relevant to your time working with Microsoft Word in your resume for that business.


Choose The Right Resume Format

A functional resume is ideal for job seekers who recently graduated with limited experience as it focuses more on relevant skills. A chronological resume is best used for those with significant work experience and is a preferred style for government and recruitment agencies. Picking the right format will help the employer determine if you are the right fit for the position.


Include Other Experiences

Volunteer experience or listing professional affiliations with organizations is beneficial to include, particularly if it relates to the job opportunity. It also gives a snapshot of what people do outside the work environment. This is great as it helps paint a picture in the hiring manager’s mind of what kind of person you are. This could also give you a leg up on the competition as they feel you could be the right fit in the work environment.


These suggestions will help you level up your resume game. If you want to learn more we recommend you check out our upcoming virtual workshops as they can help you in career advancement. Our Resume Development Coach workshop will help you learn skills like determining the best resumé format for each individual, assisting individuals in identifying skills to meet specific job goals using nine easy steps, laying out resumés targeted to catch the employers’ attention, working with an individual instead of for an individual, and more!

What Is A Chronological Resume?

Resumes come in different formats. Today we will be discussing one of those formats when we dive into the question, what is a Chronological resume? We have talked about the different resume formats and even tips on building a great resume, but today we thought it best...

It’s Not About You

by The Late Ron Bartlette Really, said the tongue to the ear. Two ears, huh, said the tongue. Alone, I put down people or raise them up. I can make songs, poems and stories sound like brittle sand paper or as smooth as a baby’s bottom. The tongue loved its power and...

What Are The 3 Resume Formats

We have discussed in the past some tips to help you build a great resume which has led us to today’s topic: What Are The 3 Resume Formats?  A resume is a document that provides employers with information about who you are and what you could bring to the table for the...

Overcoming Fear When Leading Groups

by The Late Ron BartletteFear or struggles with leading groups of any size is one of life’s most common stumbling blocks for most people.  I’m one of those people by the way.  When put into a position where I had to present anything in front of a group of people, I...

Presence Is Power

by The Late Ron BartletteBullying is on the hearts and minds of society as we hear more and more about bullying rearing its ugly head in classrooms, boardrooms, workplaces and in relationships. How do these bullies get their power? Simply put, “we give it to them”....

3 Interview Secrets You Can Unlock

Do you want some interview secrets that could help you in the job interview? Interviews are tough. They can make or break your chances of getting that new job you’ve applied for. That is why you will want to prepare the very best you can to make sure you nail it and...

Prison Stories

by The Late Ron BartletteWe’ve all heard about or seen movies about prisons and the stories that unfold from the prisoners within. None of us is jumping up and down to change places with the prisoners. Although we may have done exactly what they have done, we just...

Winnipeg Transition Centre Partners With YES! Winnipeg

Winnipeg Transition Center is proud to partner with YES! Winnipeg on the Job Connections Portal This portal gives job seekers an advanced matching system to save them time and effort when looking for a job. This digital platform allows job seekers of all backgrounds...

Spin Cycle Living

Do you feel like you’re getting pulled in many directions? Today we talk about what can cause this and how to get out of “Spin Cycle Living”.