Resume and Interview Tips

Resumes

A resume is an introduction - a method to highlight your key qualifications for the position. Most importantly, your resume is your opportunity to make a great first impression on a prospective employer!

  • Create the right style of resume for the position
  • Read the job posting carefully so you understand how the position and your skills match. Communicate this clearly in your resume.
  • Ensure that your resume is up-to-date
  • Learn about the organization you are applying to - Our hospital website (www.cvh.on.ca) is a great resource!
  • Keep your resume short; 2 or 3 page resume would be acceptable (this may vary depending on the profession)
  • Ensure your resume is error free (i.e. spelling, grammar and formatting)
  • Provide contact information - where you can be reached during business hours
  • Ensure your resume is compatible with MS Office 2007 (i.e. accepted versions include .doc .docx .rtf .pdf)

Interview Tips

  • An interview is an opportunity to ask questions, about the position or CVH – this is an interactive process of fact finding for both the candidate and the interviewer.
  • An interview is an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and skills for the position.
  • We may use different types of questions during an interview which may include:
    • direct questions
    • situational/hypothetical questions and/or;
    • behavioural questions
  • Be prepared - Interview practice and preparation may help to ease possible interview anxiety.