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Preparing a Resume

When you apply for a job you will be asked to either submit a resume or fill out an application form. When you are given an application form, you may also want to attach a covering letter and your resume when you submit it to your prospective employer.

Tips for Resume Writing:

  • A cover letter is a way to introduce yourself and to tell the prospective employer why you want the job and how your work experience is relevant to the job you are applying for.
  • Keep your resume short - no longer than 2 pages.
  • Include any volunteer work you may have done.
  • Use key words to describe your knowledge and qualifications that related to the position you are applying for.
  • Change your resume for each job you apply for different types of jobs.
  • Check your resume for spelling errors and ensure that you have included the correct company name and job title.
  • Use bold print or indents to make important information stand out.

There are 2 common types of resumes:

  • Chronological - it is organized by jobs you have held, with the most recent listed first.
  • Functional - it is skills based and is organized by the skills that you have gained in previous jobs.

Also, staff at Employment Central ( or the Multicultural Centre of the Yukon (MCY) can assist you with your resume and cover letter.

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